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The Beatles: (Fab)4 attractions you can visit in South Liverpool

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The Beatles: (Fab)4 attractions you can visit in South Liverpool
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Liverpool’s bustling city centre is undoubtedly a Beatles paradise, but if you’re in town for International Beatleweek, taking a detour to some of the landmarks and The Beatles attractions in South Liverpool can provide a fantastic immersive experience.

From the iconic Strawberry Field to other key locations that shaped the Fab Four’s journey, here’s why venturing beyond the city centre is a must:

Strawberry Field: A Place of Inspiration and Reverie

Strawberry Field Gates
Strawberry Field Gates

A short journey from the city centre, Strawberry Field offers a unique opportunity to delve into the personal history and creative inspiration that influenced John Lennon’s music. As a special Beatles visitor attraction, Strawberry Field welcomes fans to:

  • Interactive Exhibition: Immerse yourself in the history of this iconic location through an interactive exhibition. Discover the stories behind John’s connection to Strawberry Field and how it led to the creation of the beloved song “Strawberry Fields Forever”.
  • Serene Gardens: Walk through the serene gardens that once captivated Lennon’s imagination. Take in the peaceful ambiance that served as a retreat for sanctuary, reflection and inspiration.
  • Café and Gift Shop: After exploring the grounds, enjoy a cup of coffee, refreshments or a meal in the on-site café while soaking in the tranquil surroundings. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop for unique Beatles memorabilia.
  • Strawberry Field: Special Events for International Beatleweek

The award-winning visitor attraction has put together a programme of special events to add to your festival itinerary. All events are free and ‘drop in’ – check out the website for full listings.

Mendips: The Childhood Home of John Lennon

John Lennon Home Credit: Wikipedia
John Lennon Home Credit: Wikipedia

Just a stone’s throw away from Strawberry Field lies Mendips, the childhood home of John Lennon. Now owned by the National Trust, this unassuming residence holds a treasure trove of stories from John’s early years. Take a guided tour to step back in time and walk in the footsteps of a young Lennon. link

Forthlin Road: Paul McCartney’s Childhood Home

The front of Paul McCartney's childhood home, 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool
The front of Paul McCartney’s childhood home, 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool

A short journey from Mendips, Forthlin Road is where a young Paul McCartney spent his formative years. The home witnessed jam sessions, songwriting collaborations, and the birth of some of The Beatles’ most iconic songs. Explore the history and creativity that flourished within these walls.

Woolton Village & St Peter’s Church Hall: The Birthplace of Lennon-McCartney Friendship

St Peter's Church Woolton Credit: James Pye
St Peter’s Church Woolton Credit: James Pye

Venture to Woolton Village to discover the famed St. Peter’s Church Hall, where John and Paul first met during a fateful Quarrymen performance. This historic site will be open:

Thursday – 10.30-2.30

Friday – 10.30-2.30

Saturday – 10-2.30

Sunday – 12.30-2.30

Monday 10.30 –2.30

Tuesday 10.30-2.30

It’s a chance to step into authentic Beatles history.

While the city centre hosts some great Beatles attractions, venturing south of Liverpool allows you to connect with the band on a more personal level.

From the inspirations that fueled their music to the locations that shaped their friendship and creativity, these attractions provide a comprehensive picture of The Beatles’ journey and formative years. As you revel in the festivities of International Beatleweek, taking a trip to these key locations will undoubtedly deepen your appreciation for the Fab Four’s early years and remarkable legacy.

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