The Beatles Trail Tour in Liverpool, Part II, Liverpool

The Beatles Trail Tour in Liverpool, Part II, Liverpool
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Here in Liverpool, the Beatles seem to be everywhere! There are so many places associated with them in the city: childhood homes, schools, and bars. This tour takes you to some of the more popular stops for Beatles fans:

The Beatles Trail Tour in Liverpool, Part II Map

Guide Name: The Beatles Trail Tour in Liverpool, Part II
Guide Location: England » Liverpool (See other walking tours in Liverpool)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.4 km
Author: irenes
George Harrison's Birthplace

1) George Harrison's Birthplace

George Harrison, lead guitarist of legendary Liverpudlian rock band The Beatles, was born at 12 Arnold Grove, in the Wavertree area of the city. The modest two storey terraced house, tucked away in a suburban cul-de-sac, is a world away from the fame and fortune Harrison found with the Beatles’ astonishing trans-Atlantic success. Harrison’s parents first rented the house in 1930, and paid just ten shillings, or around a dollar, in rent per week. George was the fourth Harrison child, and was...   view more
Mosspits Infants School

2) Mosspits Infants School

Mosspits Infants School is the first school little John Lennon attended from November 1945 until May 1946. It is situated at Woolton Road in Wavertree. Julia Lennon, his mother, raised him alone, so she found a part-time job in the nearby cafe, to be able to take him to classes and pick up after. Among its pupils also were Len Garry, Pete Shotton and Nigel Walley, members of the Quarrymen band, which evolved into The Silver Beatles and later in the legendary...   view more
The First Home of John Lennon

3) The First Home of John Lennon

The first home of John Lennon, Beatles singer, songwriter and guitarist, and one of the 20th century’s most respected musical figures, is found in the eastern suburb of Wavertree. 9 Newcastle Road, a red brick terraced house, is located just a fifteen minute walk from George Harrison’s childhood home on Arnold Grove. Lennon was not born at the house, but at the Liverpool Maternity Hospital, in October 1940. He lived here only as a very young child; his parents, Alfred and Julia Lennon moved...   view more
St. Barnabas Church

4) St. Barnabas Church

St. Barnabas Church is a church in the Liverpool suburbs, made famous by the street it stands on – Penny Lane, the inspiration for one of the Beatles’ best loved songs. The church was frequented by Beatles songwriter and bass player Paul McCartney, who was even a member of the choir here. The church once had a hall further down the lane, which once played host to a gig from the fledging Beatles. The church welcomes Beatles fans from all over the world each year, and includes a wry nod to the...   view more
Penny Lane

5) Penny Lane

Penny Lane, a fairly typical suburban shopping street in the eastern suburb of Mossley Hill, has become world famous thanks to the Beatles hit that bears its name. It was written by Paul McCartney, who attended St Barnabas Church on the street, and often met his childhood friend and fellow Beatle John Lennon here, before catching a bus into Liverpool’s city centre. The many sights referenced in the lyrics can still be found on Penny Lane, including a bus shelter, a barber shop and a fire...   view more
Dovedale School

6) Dovedale School

Dovedale School is an infant school located at Herondale Road, in the Dovedale suburb of Liverpool. It was founded in 1915 and has a good reputation due to its excellent staff. It became famous because John Lennon, George Harrison and Pete Shotton studied here. Additionally, it was Harrison's first...   view more
Quarry Bank Grammar School

7) Quarry Bank Grammar School

The young troublemaker John Lennon studied at the Quarry Bank Grammar School between 1952 and 1957. It is located in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, at Harthill Road and was founded in 1922. John's closest friend, Pete Shotton, also frequented Quarry Bank Grammar. Together, they broke all the rules: smoking, fighting, swearing, and so on. In 1956, a skiffle band called the Quarrymen formed. In the same year Ernest Pobjoy became the headmaster of the school. He allowed the band to play in the...   view more
Strawberry Fields

8) Strawberry Fields (must see)

Strawberry Field is a former Salvation Army children’s home in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton. Situated on Beaconsfield Road, a short walk from John Lennon’s childhood home, it closed in 2005 and is now a church and prayer centre. The building that existed during Lennon’s time in Liverpool opened in 1936, and was replaced in the 1970s. The name of the children’s home was used by Lennon in the single ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. Released in 1967, it was the first song to be recorded...   view more
Mendips

9) Mendips (must see)

251 Menlove Avenue, otherwise known as Mendips, was the childhood home of Beatles star John Lennon, one of the UK’s most renowned musicians. A 1930s semi detached property typical of the Liverpudlian suburbs, it is now preserved by the National Trust, and features a blue plaque above the living room window. Lennon lived here with his aunt and uncle, Mimi and George Smith, between the ages of 5 and 22. He arrived here as an only child with an absent father and a troubled mother, and left as the...   view more
St. Peter's Church

10) St. Peter's Church

St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, to the east of Liverpool city centre, is one of Liverpool’s largest parish churches. A neo-Gothic building first opened in 1887, it is most famous for its connections with the Beatles. A village chapel in the 19th century, the church built a new home for itself following Woolton’s expansion into a large suburb of Liverpool. It has a 90ft high bell tower which is the highest point in the entire city.

The church is famous as the first meeting place of John...   view more

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