Universally acknowledged to be the first publicly-funded park in Britain, Birkenhead Park is the inspiration for the design of Central Park in New York.

It also instigated the Victorian ‘Public Parks Movement’, which extended a permanent influence throughout this country and beyond. Located one mile to the north-west of Birkenhead town centre, the park currently possesses Grade 1 listed status.

Birkenhead Park has a particular mix of 19th century buildings influences – including Classical, Italianate Vernacular Revival and Gothic. The different period styles are unified by common features of design such as gate piers, boundary railings and substantial landscaping.

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