Mendips & 20 Forthlin Road (Beatles Childhood Homes)

Woolton & Allerton
Liverpool
Merseyside

Tel: 0151 427 7231

Fax: 0151 427 9860

Mendips & 20 Forthlin Road (Beatles Childhood Homes)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£23.00 per ticket
Adult (NT Member)£9.50 per ticket
Child (aged 5 - 16)£7.25 per ticket
Child (NT Member)£7.25 per ticket

£23 is the price for a full tour of both Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road.

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 – from books to postcards – both houses have souvenirs that you can purchase (cash only), taking a little piece of your experience away with you.

Booking a Tour

The tour itself incorporates mini bus travel, which has a capacity of 15 passengers. The buses are fully wheelchair accessible, but please call to check availability and the team will be happy to find a suitable tour for you. 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 each tour is limited to 15 people and can sell out incredibly quickly.

The tour is full 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.

Facilities

Other

  • Audio Tours
  • 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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    210
  • Very Good
    16
  • Average
    2
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • Elaine H
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Excellent trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 10th September 2018
    We had an amazing time on this trip on Sunday 9th September. The house tours were amazing - so interesting with very knowledgeable guides. However on the day the biggest shout out for us is for Joe... Read full review
  • BandDBirmingham
    Birmingham
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Excellent
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 29th August 2018
    Lovely to see both homes. Quite different styles of commentary from both guides, but they were great. Good to see the homes and gardens, hear how John and Paul travelled about, and met up with their... Read full review
  • chrissylou82
    The Colony
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    A SURREAL EXPERIENCE!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st August 2018
    I first did this tour back in April 2016 with my Dad and we were lucky enough to go back to the UK this August with my Aunt and knew we had to do this tour again. Going up to the childhood homes of... Read full review

Opening Times

High Season (16 March 2018 - 30 October 2018)
Low Season (2 November 2018 - 27 November 2018)
Low Season (26 February 2019 - 13 March 2019)

* Open Wednesday - Sunday
Open Bank Holiday Mondays

November Tours depart from Jury's Inn, 3 times a day.
16 March - 30 October morning tours depart from Liverpool City Centre, afternoon tours depart from Speke Hall.

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
  • VisitEngland Quality Assured Tour - Tour Operator
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS VisitEngland Quality Assured Tour - Tour Operator

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