BirkenheadBirkenhead is a town in the county Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, on the left bank of the River Mersey, opposite Liverpool. The first Mersey ferry began operating from Birkenhead in 1150 when Benedictine monks built a priory there. The area was later used for as a sea port and for ship building as it was close to the naval activity of Liverpool.
Other places in the world also called Birkenhead include:
- Birkenhead, a suburb in North shore, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Birkenhead Point, a shopping centre in Sydney, Australia, ?,
- Birkenhead Rock near Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa.
- Birkenhead Lake and Birkenhead Provincial Park in British Columbia.