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Birkenhead Priory

Open Now: 13:00 - 17:00
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Ship and monks

Very interesting the guides well informed and helpful the view from the tower over ship yard and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
911lesleym
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Tranquility in the middle of industry

One of the oldest buildings on Merseyside, steeped in history and still a centre of tranquillity in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Muchtoocold
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Birkenhead Priory is a unique family outing – experience the history, wonder and beauty of this 850 year old site. As the oldest standing building on Merseyside, the Priory offers a unique insight into the town of Birkenhead and its historical and...more
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4 Priory Street, Birkenhead CH41 5JH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting the guides well informed and helpful the view from the tower over ship yard and out to new Brighton were spectacular. The priory and displays so informative.

1  Thank 911lesleym
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review. Do come again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest buildings on Merseyside, steeped in history and still a centre of tranquillity in the middle of heavy industry. A wonderful visit, and it's free.

1  Thank Muchtoocold
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I was there today for service of remembrance and we could hear the klaxon from Cammell Laird.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on the basis we where going too see an art exhibit that my girl did with her school but was surprised to find a hidden gym. A free to visit priory that is the oldest building on Merseyside. Climb to the top for...More

1  Thank karlr59
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review.

Reviewed 9 October 2018

amazing relic that is juxtaposed with the shipyard. Peerless views of Liverpool from the top. Poignant story of the loss of all lives in the Thetis submarine in St Mary's tower. Do find it and go!

1  Thank DMW2013_81
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your review and glad you went to the top. And yes, 99 steps dedicated to the lives lost on the ill-fated Thetis.

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place next to cammel laird's ship builders. You can see how people lived and worked on the Wirral going back centuries. Historically fascinating to see how the monk's ferried people across the Mersey. Strange to think everyone in the world knows...More

1  Thank Steven R
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

I decided to visit here as i had heard about it but never took the time to visit. It is one of the oldest buildings in Merseyside and was previously a monestry. It was full of interesting history of the priory,with a small museum showing...More

2  Thank Philfromcheshire
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Many thanks for your thorough feedback - I will make sure the staff and volunteers are aware of your lovely review 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

A great place to spend some time. Small for a Priory, so easy to get around. Super friendly and enthusiastic guides who have excellent information, they really give some "flesh" to the site. An unusual location in the heart of an industrial area. Some might...More

2  Thank TrevorC1345
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 22 August 2018

The oldest standing building in Merseyside...now if that's not a reason to visit I don't know what is. We were lucky and had Tony Hughes show us around. He's a man with an obvious passion for the Priory and it's history. This visit is free...More

1  Thank 281ChrisLM9
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Toni is fabulous...each one of the volunteers has their own particular interest in the site, whether it is the Conway Chapel or the graves. It is worth coming back several times on different days with our Priory Volunteers. I will make sure Toni hears your...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

At first glances this does not look very interesting but do stop and walk in there are many points of interest about the monks of the priory and the architecture of priory. An added bonus is the walk up the church tower to see the...More

1  Thank MAKANMAKAN
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Brilliant gem of a place with amazing views across the Mersey. We climbed the steps up to the top of St Mary’s Tower where you have a 360 degree view. Overlooks the legendary Cammel Laird shipyard. It’s free to enter, has free parking and has...More

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There are two rail stations 10 minutes walk away, Birkenhead Central and Hamilton Square.
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