To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

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

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    185
  • Very Good
    15
  • Average
    2
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • 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
  • Tonyod123
    Solihull, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    First Class
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th November 2017
    Our thanks to John the minibus driver, who was very helpful. Husband and wife team Colin (John’s house) and Sylvia (Paul’s house) who were excellent with detailed and personal knowledge we feel you... Read full review
  • Chris M
    Sydney, Australia
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Must do experience for Beatles fans!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 4th November 2017
    Loved this tour. The only one that gives you actual entry into John and Paul's childhood homes. The guides were passionate and incredibly informative. It was an unforgettable experience for this... Read full review

Opening Times

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

* 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

What's Nearby

  1. Calderstones Park

    Calderstones Park in Allerton is named after the ancient megaliths situated in the park,...

    0.69 miles away
  2. Sudley House

    Sudley House is the former home of Victorian ship builder George Holt and is a listed...

    1.02 miles away
  3. Strawberry Field

    Strawberry Field, a former Salvation Army children's home in the Liverpool suburb of...

    1.18 miles away
  1. Mersey Games

    Mersey Games is a crazy activity day for your group based near Liverpool’s bustling city...

    1.27 miles away
  2. Brilliant Liverpool Tours

    High quality group tours and experiences using fun and enthusiastic qualified Tour...

    1.32 miles away
  3. Sefton Park

    Sefton Park in Liverpool is arguably the best known and most loved by locals. The...

    1.83 miles away
  4. Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust

    A grade II* listed Victorian glasshouse. it is an octagonal 3 tiered structure,...

    1.89 miles away
  5. Speke Hall, Gardens & Estate

    One of the most famous half timbered houses in Britain, dating from the 15th century,...

    2.48 miles away
  6. Speke Hall Maze

    Solve the puzzle of the Speke Hall maze. Designed by the world’s leading expert in maze...

    2.54 miles away
  7. Liverpool Festival Gardens

    Liverpool is a place with a whole lot of history, and its Festival Gardens are no...

    2.55 miles away
  8. Princes Park

    Princes Park in Toxteth, Liverpool, England, is a 45 hectare municipal park, 2 miles...

    2.58 miles away
  9. Imagine That! Science and Discovery Centre

    Enjoy an amazing day of fun and exploration at Liverpool's Imagine That! Science and...

    2.77 miles away
  10. The Florrie

    The Florrie is a stunning Grade II Victorian community heritage venue located in south...

    3.06 miles away
  11. Land Rover Experience Liverpool

    Land Rover Experience is your exclusive opportunity to be immersed in the all-terrain...

    3.15 miles away
  12. Princes Road Synagogue

    Grade I* listed building (1874) with spectacular interior. Probably Europe's finest...

    3.3 miles away
  13. Yellow Sub

    Liverpool’s leading city-based family entertainment centre with a host of unique...

    3.51 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Search Again

Type
Area
Keyword

Other Websites

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss