///Visiting Mendips (Menlove Ave) and Forthlin Rd

Visiting Mendips (Menlove Ave) and Forthlin Rd

The National Trust looks after two suburban houses in Merseyside, 20 Forthlin Road and Mendips. These unassuming houses are the childhood homes of two Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

Visiting the Beatles houses in Liverpool is an absolute must for fans of the band of any ages. The tours provide a real insight in to Lennon and McCartney’s humble beginnings. Beatles tours are available from March to October and get booked up quickly.

Book your tour online here

If your child requires a car/booster seat then you must provide and fit one yourself.

Please call +44 (0) 151 427 7231 in advance of booking if the following applies to you:

You have special access needs i.e. require a wheelchair, space for a carer or a hearing induction loop.
You want to reserve a space for a child under 5 or will need a child seat. 

Tours in 2008 operate from early March to the end of November, Wednesday to Sunday and on Bank Holidays.

Between 15th March and 2nd November 2008

Departure time Departing from
10.00am The Conservation Centre, Liverpool city centre
10.50am The Conservation Centre, Liverpool city centre
2.30pm Speke Hall, National Trust, South Liverpool
3.20pm Speke Hall, National Trust, South Liverpool

Between 1st March – 14th March and 5th November – 28th November 2008

Departure time Departing from
10.00am Crosshall Street, adjacent to the National Conservation Centre, Liverpool City Centre
12.30pm Crosshall Street, adjacent to the National Conservation Centre, Liverpool City Centre
3.00pm Crosshall Street, adjacent to the National Conservation Centre, Liverpool City Centre

* Please note that at weekends during the period 5th Nov – 28th Nov the 3pm tour departs from Speke Hall.

Mendips

John Lennon's bedroom at Mendips, where he composed several early Beatles songs
© NTPL / Dennis Gilbert

John Lennon lived at Mendips with his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George. This is where his passion for music began and where some of his early songs were written.

The bay window on the landing at Mendips The exterior of Mendips, John Lennon's childhood home The cooker in the kitchen at Mendips

20 Forthlin Road, Allerton

Sir Paul McCartney's bedroom at 20 Forthlin Road
© NTPL / Dennis Gilbert

The McCartney family home, this is where the Beatles met, rehearsed and wrote many of their earliest songs. Displays include early Beatles memorabilia.

A view of the garden from a window at 20 Forthlin Road The sign for Forthlin Road, Allerton The kitchen at 20 Forthlin Road

Booking a tour

Some dates sell out well in advance, so book your tour online now.

Alternatively, call Operator Sales on +44 (0) 151 427 7231, 9am-5pm Monday – Friday.

Getting to and around the houses

Please note that there is no direct access by car or on foot to either of these properties. Visits are by combined minibus tour of both houses.

Other things you need to know:

  • There is no direct access to either house – you must book on one of our tours to see the properties
  • The houses are not adapted for disabled access to the first floor rooms, but a photograph album is available
  • Passengers are required to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the tour departure time and the bus cannot wait for late arrivals
  • For security reasons, bags and cameras are left in secure facilities at both houses and internal photography is not permitted
  • If you wish to visit the houses on the day of departure please call +44 (0) 151 233 2457 for the two morning tours and +44 (0) 151 427 7231 for afternoon tours
  • Speke Hall is located 6 miles to the south of Liverpool city centre and is well signposted
  • School groups should call +44 (0) 151 427 7231 to make a booking

The Beatles minibus

  

from the National Trust website

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