Mendips & 20 Forthlin Road (Beatles Childhood Homes)

Woolton & Allerton
Liverpool
Merseyside

Tel: +44 (0)3442491895

Inside the living room with two brown arm chairs and a brown patterned floor.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£29.00 per ticket
Adult (NT Member)£10.00 per ticket
Child (aged 5 - 16)£14.00 per ticket
Child (NT Member)£5.00 per ticket

Please note the minibus has limited capacity.

About

Step inside the lives of a young Lennon and McCartney with this combined escorted tour of Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road – the childhood homes of John and Paul. This is your opportunity to explore where the Fab Four met, composed and rehearsed many of their earliest songs; a real treat for any Beatles or Quarrymen fan!

These two small houses in suburban Liverpool offer the only tour that takes you inside these unique and incredibly atmospheric buildings – you can practically hear the sounds of the lads, and almost picture their daily routines played out in front of you. 'Imagine' walking through the back door into the kitchen where John’s Aunt Mimi would have cooked him his tea, or standing in the spot where Lennon and McCartney composed ‘I Saw Her Standing There’.  Join our custodians on a fascinating trip down memory lane, and take a moment to reflect on these incredible individuals.

Mendips

Lennon’s childhood home and a fine example of 1950s semi-detached housing popular in this suburban area of Liverpool. You might note that it seems more ‘luxurious’ than 20 Forthlin Road, mainly due to the loving maintenance of John’s Aunt Mimi. You’ll be able to experience the house and garden just as it was when they lived there; neat, tidy yet still cosy.

20 Forthlin Road

Step inside a typical example of post-war terraced council housing, McCartney’s childhood home is smaller than Lennon’s. Money was tight; after Paul’s mother’s tragic death, himself and his brother Mike were brought up solely by their father Jim.

Expect to see mismatched wallpaper, clutter and threadbare sofas; just as it would have been during their time here.

Take home memento of your incredible visit by purchasing a souvenir guidebook when booking your ticket. It will be ready to collect when you arrive, so you can take a little piece of your experience away with you.

Booking a Tour

The tour itself incorporates mini bus travel, which has limited capacity. If you are a wheelchair user, please call us to book and arrane your tour. For information on tour pick-ups, times and any extra information, please visit the tour FAQ’s here.

We recommend booking well in advance as tours sell out incredibly quickly.

The tour is for all ages too, so no need to leave some of your friends of family behind – child tickets are available to purchase along with adult tickets, and places are free for under 5s – though you will still need to reserve a space for your little one.

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Facilities

Other

  • Audio Tours
  • Booking essential
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guides Available
  • Ramp/Level Access - The houses are not adapted for disabled access to the first floor rooms, but a photograph album is available.
  • Schools Accepted
  • Toilets
  • Visitor Centre

Map & Directions

TripAdvisor

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2022
  • Excellent
    1030
  • Very Good
    182
  • Average
    59
  • Poor
    4
  • Terrible
    10

Recent Reviews:

  • nickf19
    Trip type:
    Family
    A day I never forget
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 24th June 2022
    It was a privilege to visit both Beatles childhood homes. Both Lennon and McCartney houses are like chalk and cheese but history wise nothing separates them. If you’re a Beatles fan you not be... Read full review
  • Kendricksteve
    Wrexham, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Fabulous
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th June 2022
    This tour is a must for beatles fans ....the mini bus driver John, Pete really make this experience special. A true insight and step back in time...Worth every penny ...I loved every minute....thank... Read full review
  • Kmmanley
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Must-see in Liverpool
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th June 2022
    A must for any Beatles fan, the guides were really informative and amusing (plus the one in the McCartney house does a passable impression of each of the Beatles, which sounds naff but it did add to... Read full review

Opening Times

* Admission by guided tour only. Morning tours depart from Speke Hall, afternoon tours depart from Liverpool South Parkway. Please go on the National Trust website for more information and to use their online booking system. Alternatively you can call for details and tickets on 03442491895.

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