Beatles Travel in Liverpool, England

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John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s childhood homes
(Photos and story by Shelley Germeaux)

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The National Trust offers tours through John Lennon’s childhood home at Mendips,

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and Paul McCartney’s home at 20 Forthlin Road.

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The tours run between March and October and can be booked in advance at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-the_beatles.htm. Both homes are included in each tour, with a limit of 15 people per tour. There are two tours each day.

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Liverpool John Lennon Airport
(Photos and story by Shelley Germeaux)

Located just nine miles from where John grew up on Menlove Avenue, the airport was re-named in 2001, honoring this favorite son whose legacy will never be forgotten. Inside the terminal is a bronze statue of Lennon created by Tom Murphy.

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The logo of the airport contains John’s self portrait with the phrase, “above us only sky.” Those who want to actually fly in or out of this airport should check on available flights, as it is a small airport. Flying in from the states usually means landing at Heathrow first in London. But even if you don’t land there, it’s not a long drive, as part of your tour activities.

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In the parking strip outside, you will now find the infamous Yellow Submarine that used to be on Liverpool’s docks. A sign there explains its history. It was relocated at the airport in August of 2000 “for a new generation of fans.”

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More Liverpool Article links:

An Inside Look at the Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool

Slideshow of famous Beatles sites in Liverpool


 

Beatle Travel Books

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