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The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour

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Published February 26th 2020
Your ticket to ride through Beatles' history
Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour, Beatlemaniacs!

The bright yellow bus is waiting to take you away on a fascinating tour of the Fab Four's hometown of Liverpool where you will get to see the places where John, Paul, George and Ringo grew up. Yeah, yeah, yeah!


The Beatles
Even if you have been living deep under the sea in an Octopus' Garden or a yellow submarine these last fifty plus years, you would still have heard of the Beatles: four men from Liverpool who burst onto the music scene in the 1960's and changed it forever. They were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They are the best-selling, most influential music act of all time, producing unforgettable, timeless hits such as Yesterday, Hey Jude, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Yellow Submarine, Let It Be, Help, A Hard Day's Night, Eleanor Rigby, Here Comes the Sun, She Loves Me, and Love Me Do.

The city of Liverpool, England will always be forever linked with the Beatles. It's where they grew up, where they met, where their music began. For Beatlemaniacs and Beatles fans like myself, Liverpool is a place of pilgrimage! And you can visit all the important places in the history of the Beatles and the inspirations behind many of their songs on a Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour.

The Magical Mystery Tour.
The Magical Mystery Tour takes you on a 2-hour tour of Liverpool. You'll see all the places associated with John, Paul, George and Ringo as they grew up, met and formed the band that would take the pop world by storm.

Your journey takes place on a bright yellow bus, very much reminiscent of the Beatles' yellow tour bus in their 1967 film, Magical Mystery Tour. Along the way, you'll be entertained by a very knowledgeable Beatles guide and some Fab Four tunes. Your guide will point out significant sites to you and you'll also get the chance to get off the bus at a few key locations.

You'll swing by the pub where Ringo Starr's mother once worked.


You'll also see Ringo's old primary school.


This is St Peter's Church Hall, where John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time.


And here is John Lennon's childhood home where he lived throughout all of his childhood and adolescence with his Aunt Mimi.


You'll also visit number 20 Forthlin Road where Paul McCartney lived for several years.



Let me take you down cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields...
Of course, no visit to Beatles' Liverpool is complete without a visit to Strawberry Field. Strawberry Field operated as a children's home between 1936 and 2005. John had grown up nearby and played in the grounds of the home as a child. In 2019, Strawberry Field was opened to the public for the first time, with an exhibition on its history, cafe, and shop, alongside a training centre for young people with special educational needs.



Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes, there beneath the blue suburban skies...
And then there's Penny Lane, an absolutely ordinary suburban street made famous by the Beatles. Paul McCartney said in an interview in 2009, "Penny Lane" was kind of nostalgic, but it was really [about] a place that John and I knew ... I'd get a bus to his house and I'd have to change at Penny Lane, or the same with him to me, so we often hung out at that terminus, like a roundabout. It was a place that we both knew, and so we both knew the things that turned up in the story."



Other significant sites the Magical Mystery Tour bus takes you to include: the birthplace of George Harrison, the childhood home of Ringo, former schools and colleges of John, Paul, George and Ringo including the Art College and the Liverpool Institute, the park where John's mother Julia and his father Alf met, and the hotel where Julia Lennon once worked.

The Magical Mystery Tour ends at the legendary Cavern Club on Mathew Street. The Cavern Club opened on 16 January 1957 as a jazz club, later becoming a centre of the rock and roll scene in Liverpool in the early 1960's. The club regularly played host to The Beatles in their early years.



The Magical Mystery Tour is a hugely enjoyable, must-do adventure for all Beatles fans and Beatlemaniacs. In previous lifetimes, I visited other important Beatles sites such as Abbey Road in London, the John Lennon Memorial in New York City and the Dakota Apartments in New York where John lived and was shot in 1980. But having now visited Liverpool and walked in their childhood steps, my Beatles journey is complete.

The Magical Mystery Tour begins at the Magical Mystery Tour Ticket Office, Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock, Liverpool. The Tour finishes at the Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool. Your tour ticket also gives you free general admission into the Cavern Club in the evening of your tour date. Tickets are 19.95 per person (at the time of writing). Tours depart regularly from 10:00am daily.

For more information and to book your tickets, please visit the Magical Mystery Tour website here.

Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour today...Satisfaction guaranteed!

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When: Daily from 10am
Where: Meet at the Magical Mystery Tour Ticket Office, Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AS
Cost: Tickets are 19.95 per person.
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A great trip down memory lane Belladonna (or Penny Lane!)
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