Founded in 1150, this Norman Benedictine Priory is now the oldest building on Merseyside. The guided tour reveals interesting ... More
Birkenhead Priory and St Mary's Tower
Founded in 1150, this Norman Benedictine Priory is now the oldest building on Merseyside. The guided tour reveals interesting artifacts that reflect aspects of life over many periods in history. The priory is by no means an unused relic as it still holds church services in the Chapter House, and those with romantic historical leanings have married in this ancient setting. Climb up the 90 steps of St Mary's Tower and be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views of Liverpool waterfront and the not so distant Welsh hills. Concerts take place in the grounds every Sunday afternoon during August and a popular Guitar Festival is staged here each November. Admission is free.
The massive White Tower is a typical example of Norman military architecture, whose influence was felt throughout the kingdom. It
was built on the Thames by William the Conqueror to protect London and assert his power. The Tower of ...
Climb the 137 steps to the top of the Lighthouse and you're guaranteed spectacular views of the North East coast
and a panorama inland which will make any visit worthwhile. There's a video facility showing the same views, live, ...
Great St. Mary's, which overlooks the market place, plays an important role in university and civic life, in addition to
its duties as a parish church. Building began in 1478 and Henry VII himself gave 100 oak trees to ...
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