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 ninety 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 National Register of Historic Places calls this church a landmark, locals call it a bakery, and Catholic members call
it home. Founded in 1843, this church has since been redesigned into the splendorous form it still holds today. ...
St. Mary's Lodge is situated within the Museum Gardens . It was probably built around 1470 and used by important
visitors to St. Mary's Abbey as a place to stay. Of huge historical and architectural importance, the lodge is ...
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 ...