Liverpool, England’s status as the birthplace of the Beatles makes it a must-see tourist destination for music fans from around the world. But there are plenty of other attractions in Liverpool worth visiting, even if you’re not a hardcore Beatles fan—you just need to know where to look. To ensure that you don’t miss out on any great spots while you’re in town, here are five of the best tourist attractions in Liverpool that appeal to Beatles fans and non-Beatles fans alike.
The Beatles Story
Start your Beatles tour by visiting the Beatles Story, the world’s largest museum dedicated to the band. As well as learning about the history of the band, you will find memorabilia, items belonging to the band, and recreations of historic venues.
One of those venues is Indra. This was where The Beatles played when they were still called The Quarrymen and John Lennon first met Paul McCartney. Now it is a bar and restaurant and you can order a cocktail named after Lennon himself.
Paul McCartney’s Childhood Home
John Lennon and Paul McCartney conceived the idea of the Beatles and wrote most of their early songs together at McCartney’s family home. The house is still there today and is open for tours. It has been lovingly restored by the National Trust with items from McCartney’s childhood as well as many that he later collected throughout his life. Admission to this famous tourist attraction is just £5 and you can see everything from photographs and drawings by both Lennon and McCartney to furniture from the era when they were growing up.
The first thing any Beatles fan should do when visiting Liverpool is to go see the statues of the band members! The statues are located in front of the Cavern Club, which is another must-see for fans. The club is where the Beatles got their start, and it’s been turned into a museum. There are also several other museums in Liverpool that are dedicated to the band and their music.
Magical Mystery Tour
The Magical Mystery Tour is a must for any Beatles fan. This two-hour bus tour takes you to all the important landmarks associated with the band in Liverpool. You’ll see where they grew up, went to school, and played their first gigs. Plus, you’ll get an insider’s look at the city that inspired so much of their music.