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Mendips & 20 Forthlin Road (Beatles Childhood Homes)

Woolton & Allerton

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.


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.


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.



  • 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

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • KatieandMartinW
    United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Marvellous Mendips and Fantastic Fourthlin
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 5th March 2018
    My family and i went on this tour a while ago and needless to say, as big Beatles fans, we absolutely loved it! The hosts were so friendly and certainly knew their stuff and they even made us feel... Read full review
  • fatandfrantic
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 4th March 2018
    We have been on this tour four times now with various friends and visited again early March. This is the only tour which takes you into the childhood homes of Lennon and McCartney, where you... Read full review
  • SusanTrev
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    A must visit - reminiscing - The Beatles
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th November 2017
    The tour was booked with National Trust. My friend and I are 60+ years of age and visiting these two houses with the guides experience and knowledge was incredible. It brought back memories that... 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.


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

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