Birkenhead Tourist Information & Visitor Guide
Birkenhead is situated in the north eastern part of Wirral and offers many things to visit and explore:
The world's first public park, designed by Joseph Paxton. Includes two lakes and many listed buildings, as well as a café within the visitor centre. Excellent children's playground in the lower park.
Boasting over 300 indoor and outdoor stalls, including two nationally acclaimed fishmongers, Birkenhead Market lies in the heart of the town - with a majorl bus station right outside.
The oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory encapsulates so much of the town's history within a small, enclosed site. Founded in 1150, the monks of this Benedictine monastery looked after travellers for nearly 400 years and supervised the first regulated 'Ferry 'cross the Mersey'.
A retail experience spread over an indoor centre and pedestrian outdoor streets, it has over 130 high street shops, banks and great places to eat out.
Located outside the centre of Birkenhead, the Williamson Art Gallery stands at the core of the Wirral Museums Service, offering more space than any other in its purpose-built galleries.
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