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beatle-things to do in liverpool
10 February 2014
9.42pm
jenny wren
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so i finally got my family to book a family holiday in liverpool, hurray :D
surely some of you have already been there, so i hoped you might know some beatle-things to do there (especially with people, who have nothing against – , but definatley are no grazy freaky fans of the beatles a-hard-days-night-george-10) maybe you have some insider tips… oh, and if you know something non-beatleish (did i just create a word?) thing you shouldn't miss in liverpool, let me know as well :)

10 February 2014
10.09pm
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There is a very good slavery museum in Liverpool, for non-Beatley. Liverpool was largely built on the slave-trade, the museum recognises its wrong.

For Beatley, you should PM fabfouremily. She might even offer to give you the tour!

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10 February 2014
10.53pm
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^^^ Hee Hee

Are few Beatley things to do are these:

- Visit Forthlin Rd and Mendips (you can tour inside, though you don't get long I'm afraid). Definitely worth it, though.

- Beatles Story museum, is good (particularly for your family if they're not big fans) but I did feel a bit dissapointed here. They do have a very good shop and a Beatles Starbucks, though (my personal idea of heaven).

- There's tours you can get (bus or duck-boat-bus-thing) which take you to the notable places: Strawberry Field, the homes of the boys, past the top of Matthew St (the Cavern definitely is a must), the flats where John lived with Stu, etc. Something to bear in mind, though, is that you only stop at one or two places, so you might be better off arranging to see the places independantly if you have transport/are okay on the bus.

Non-Beatles:

- The Tate is quite good (and free), though small.

- The Liverpool museum is very good, I spent almost a whole day in there last summer. Very interactive. I'm a museum-lover anyway, but it was fantastic. And also free.

There's a lot more to do so if you want any more suggestions then just ask, I'll be more than happy to help :)

EDIT: Here's a sort of review of the Beatles Story museum by one of our members from a few years ago: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo…..liverpool/ (includes pictures of items on display, so spoiler alert).

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

10 February 2014
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No mention of Penny Lane! Bad Liverpool tour guide! Earned one demerit!

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10 February 2014
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Well, you go past there on the tours (here is a place where you stop to have a pic next to the signs). It's just a normal, busy suburb though, nothing spectacular. Still, worth a visit for obvious reasons. Apparently, the barber is the same guy (or his family) that was there in the late 50s. So he must be the barber in the song. There's something interesting.

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11 February 2014
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I saw a video about Beatley things in Liverpool on CNN.com the other day. I know it's not much, but consider it a brief preview if you want. a-hard-days-night-john-6

 

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/…..m.cnn.html

11 February 2014
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From my favorite travel guide, Rick Steves.

 

Liverpool information starts on p. 475. I can't get it to link to that page so scroll up to p. 475. You will be amazed at his level of detail.

 

and a video to boot.

 

11 February 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
From my favorite travel guide, Rick Steves.

 

Liverpool information starts on p. 475. I can't get it to link to that page so scroll up to p. 475. You will be amazed at his level of detail.

 

and a video to boot.

 

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3 apples and a <3 for the Rick Steves love. Somehow I don't remember seeing that episode but I saw the England guide once and flipped through to the Liverpool section. a-hard-days-night-john-1

Here's the section from his website, if it helps.

http://www.ricksteves.com/euro…../liverpool

 

11 February 2014
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4or5Magicians said

Here's the section from his website, if it helps.

http://www.ricksteves.com/euro…../liverpool

Cool beans! I saw his FB post about his newly redesigned website, but I hadn't visited it yet. I have gotten so much help from his guide books and from the forum member on his site. I couldn't have made it on my three trips to Europe without him and them.

11 February 2014
11.09am
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Apart from the Beatles, the main thing Liverpool is known for is for it's two soccer teams – Liverpool FC and Everton FC.  Both of these teams are among the most successful soccer teams in England.  In fact, Liverpool FC is the only English soccer team to have been Champions of Europe 5 times.  You can go to the stadiums and have guided tours – go in the dressing room, walk on the pitch, see the trophies etc. – I am not sure if this would be something that would interest you.

13 February 2014
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jenny wren
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thank you so much for all your tips!!! i'll need some time to go through them, though (but i have time till summer, so i'll work it out a-hard-days-night-george-10) my family is very much into museums too, so i think we'll visit the slavary museum, the liverpool museum and all the other museums… or maybe not all, there are quite a lot a-hard-days-night-george-10

i'm not so much into football, but my sister is, so yeah, i guess we'll have to see the stadion too…

13 February 2014
11.22am
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There was always a connection between the Liverpool teams and The Beatles.

The Kop, a(n in)famous section of the Liverpool ground at Anfield, was known for breaking into Beatles singalongs, as seen here (roughly a minute in):

And for anyone who has wondered about the Red and Blue albums, Liverpool play in Red and Everton in Blue.

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25 March 2014
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Beatle news briefs: A garden for Stuart Sutcliffe

David Bedford, who runs the official Stuart Sutcliffe Fan Club on behalf of the Stuart Sutcliffe Estate, announced on Facebook March 24 that a new memorial garden to celebrate the life of Stuart Sutcliffe has been started outside Gambier Terrace, Liverpool, where Stuart lived with John Lennon. Bedford said people can keep up with news about Sutcliffe by joining his official fan club (for free) at http://www.stuartsutcliffefanclub.com.

David Bedford is also the author of Liddypool:Birthplace of the Beatles.

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