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Visiting Liverpool: Beatles places
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As said I’ve been to Liverpool. It was great but also and had a haunting type quality, at least for me, knowing the four guys grew up here, but have left it behind now (two of them permanently, unfortunately). It’s nonetheless the birthplace of this legendary band, and without it, the Beatles would not be what they are.

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Hey Beatles Fans, 

I'm going to Liverpool this summer !!!! I'm so excited but also puzzled by the number of Beatles tours and Beatles experiences and so on…

I would like to get your advise on what to see / what to avoid / what can't be missed / what can be missed etc.

With a little help from you guys everything will be getting better !!!! Thanks you guys !!

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Hi, @Eleanor Rigby ...

This is not knowing what kind of budget you have...

If you want a guided tour of the sights, rather than the Magical Mystery Tour 2-hour sight-seeing trip around Liverpool, which mainly just drives past places and says, "If you look to your left, if you look to your right...", rather than letting you get out to actually see the place, I'd recommend booking a Fab Four Taxi Tour, where you can actually get out and take a look at places, and you can also request places you'd like to see to a degree.

Places you should see...

John and Paul's childhood homes, obviously; tours of both can be booked via the National Trust;

The Casbah Coffee Club, which can be booked directly, or as part of a Fab Four Taxi Tour - not sure if he still he is, but Roag Best, Pete's brother and Neil Aspinall's son was the guide/host when we went;

Magical History Museum on Mathew Street, a relatively recent addition to the tourist trail, set up by Roag Best to display - on a rotating basis - his collection of memorabilia (much of which comes from Neil), one of the largest private collections in the world;

Also on Mathew Street you have the Cavern Club, not the original, but still well worth a visit; and by the Cavern Pub there's a great statue of John and the Wall of Fame (bricks in the wall with the names of everyone who's played the Cavern (old and new); and there's also The Grapes, one of the pubs they used to hang out in after Cavern lunchtime sessions, another is just around the corner, the White Star Pub, both celebrate their Beatles associations;

There's also Ye Cracke, the art school pub where John, Stu, Bill Harry and others hung out - one of my favourites as it's still very much a local rather than tourist spot, though it does still pay tribute to its most famous patrons. You get the feeling there that John would still be very at home there and wouldn't find it that much changed;

And you've got the Beatles Story, main site at the Albert Dock and secondary site at the Pier Head (which has the Beatles statue nearby, and you can also get a Ferry 'Cross the Mersey - and back - should you want);

The Museum of Liverpool is also at the Pier Head, it has a large section dedicated to Liverpool's music history, a Beatles film (the little cinema it's shown in has the stage from St. Peter's Church Hall where the Quarrymen played the night John met Paul), and is currently hosting a major John & Yoko exhibition which is using Yoko's own private archive;

And there's St. Peter's Church and it's churchyard - Paul first saw the Quarrymen playing the field at the back, John's Uncle George, Mimi's husband, is buried there, as is a certain Eleanor Rigby (you could do that as part of a Fab Four Taxi Tour, the bus tour just rolls past);

And... how long have you got there? a-hard-days-night-george-10ahdn_john_08_gif

I'm sure @Ahhh Girl will recommend a guide book or two within the next post or two...

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Sorry, I probably ain't been much help with my ramblings...

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The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966

24 June 2019
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^ A little tidbit, I didn't get Roag as my tour guide for the Casbah (I've heard if you're very lucky, Pete sometimes does it as well), however I did talk to Roag on the phone, he called me "darling", thank you Roag, I'll cherish it.

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24 June 2019
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@Eleanor Rigby , have a read through of this thread. If you have any questions about any of the places or experiences, let us know. 

Long live Liverpool!

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Nice article in the Liverpool Echo about the Beatles tourist trail in Liverpool but from a different angle than the usual -- it looks at places associated with Stuart.

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The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966

26 August 2019
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^I'm glad we went to Stu's grave. 

The article provides more reasons to return. stuart-sutcliffe

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I just found a really good website devoted to Beatle locations and in particular a really excellent piece of forensic detective work on the alleged location where Paul first saw John. It's a different location to the one mentioned by Lewisohn in Tune In but makes a very plausible case. (Sorry if this has already been covered elsewhere).

 

https://beatlesliverpoollocati.....UM3Hz1QY4M

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28 September 2019
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Strawberry Field has now opened for visitors. Did I ever put on the forum that I bought one of the bricks they sold as a fundraiser?

https://www.strawberryfieldliv......com/visit

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I visited Liverpool for the first time 12 exactly one year ago. I'm only now appreciating how wonderful it was.

I was overwhelmed from the moment I got there.

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JW OBoogie said
I visited Liverpool for the first time 12 exactly one year ago. I'm only now appreciating how wonderful it was.

I was overwhelmed from the moment I got there.

  

I’m looking to go back, perhaps next year. 

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The Liverpool Beatles pub crawl https://theguideliverpool.com/.....pub-crawl/

@Ron Nasty, the Blue Angel was closed when we went by it. Am remembering that correctly?

Edit: yes, it was. I found the picture I took.

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The Phil is now Grade 1 listed.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-en.....d-51397915

I wonder if Paul playing there recently gave it a boost.

11 February 2020
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Ahhh Girl said
The Phil is now Grade 1 listed.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-en.....d-51397915

I wonder if Paul playing there recently gave it a boost.

  

Couldn't have hurt

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