The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, United Kingdom

As a child who grew up surrounded with 60s music and Beatles fans, it was only natural that the main reason why I wanted to visit Liverpool was to experience the famous Beatles Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool. I had a whole day planned out to explore Liverpool, but then my train got delayed and I ended up having a mere 5 hours in the city - what’s a girl to do? I didn’t have to think twice - I hopped on the Magical Mystery Tour bus and time traveled back into the 60s.

Harrison and McCartney’s birth homes

The tour features several significant points in the Beatles life, including the birthplaces of Lennon, Harrison and McCartney. It was kind of surreal to be there! Who knew, at that time, just who these little boys would become? Only the members of the most famous band in the world!

My favorite stop, though, was definitely the famous Penny Lane. According to the tour guide, the city of Liverpool has to replace the street sign several times a year, either because of theft, vandalism or other profanities. Truth or myth?

The next stop on the Magical Mystery Tour is the Strawberry Field, well-known for being Lennon’s playground in his younger days. It’s gotten a little run down with time, but it definitely has a little magic to it. It even has its own song!

Strawberry Field

Last but not least, the one place that made the Beatles famous. They played in this location almost 300 times! The Club also received other notable guests, like Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Queen and the Who. To say that this is an ordinary club could not be farther from the truth!

John Lennon and me at the Cavern Club

Even though I had little time for anything else in Liverpool, I’m still very glad to have been on the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. Although I did have a hard time setting my ear to the Scouser accent…

Have you been on the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool? Or any other music tour? What’s your favorite music related attraction?

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20 Responses to “The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool”

  1. The World of Deej

    25. Jan, 2012

    This huge Beatles fan is supremely jealous;)

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  2. JoAnna

    25. Jan, 2012

    I want to take my mom to England for a Beatles vacay. This sounds like a great addition for that trip!

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  3. Amanda

    25. Jan, 2012

    I have not done this tour, but I fully intend to when I’m in the UK this summer! My mother would never forgive me if I went to England and didn’t visit Liverpool.

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  4. Abby

    26. Jan, 2012

    Sounds like so much fun! I have friends here in Vegas from Liverpool who really, really wanted me to visit when I went to Manchester last year. Alas, there was no time. I need to go back!

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  5. Laurence

    26. Jan, 2012

    Ah, the Scouse accent. Takes a bit of tuning into :)

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    • Marie

      31. Jan, 2012

      Definitely! Luckily the guide took extra care of us, poor French Canadians!

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  6. I was listening to the Beatles when I clicked on this post! What a bizarre coincidence, lol.

    “We all live in a yellow submarine…”

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  7. Never done a music tour, but I went to a music festival featuring some big Latin American bands when I was in Quito. Lots of fun!

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  8. Andrew

    28. Jan, 2012

    I didn’t do tour, but I did go through Liverpool on a bus tour of England and we did a similar thing. They drove us around and a local tour guide talked about the places. I have a picture here somewhere of me with the Penny Lane sign.

    I am definitely less of a Beattles fan. More into the music of the 80′s. So the different places on the tour didn’t mean so much to me. However I really dug the Cavern Club. I hadn’t ever heard of it, but it was cool. I love that it is down 3-4 floors underground. The stairs in and out were neat. The room down below is pretty cool, but too loud for me.

    Glad you got a chance to do the tour you were looking forward to.

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    • Marie

      31. Jan, 2012

      Yes, the Beatles tour was definitely a highlight of my year in the UK. I’m glad I had the chance to be on it! Have you tried to discover some of the iconic spots of 80s music?

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  9. John

    29. Jan, 2012

    Marie, according to this interesting VisitBritain Superblog post the Penny Lane sign has now been painted on as the council can no longer keep buying new signs.
    http://www.visitbritainsuperblog.com/2012/01/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-beatles/

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    • Marie

      31. Jan, 2012

      The photos I posted date back from 2009, I was lucky to have a photo with the actual sign, then!

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  10. Anji

    31. Jan, 2012

    I wish I had belonged to that era and been young and alive and experienced The Beatles when they were young! It would have been so incredible! I do love listening to The Beatles.

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  11. James Cook

    01. Feb, 2012

    I have still never been to liverpool. I have a friend who studies there though so I may have to go and check it out!

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  12. @Wftristan

    09. Feb, 2012

    Goos stuff - really on a Beatles trip at the moment - just reading Lennon’s biography - only downside is I have to hear my mum keep telling me about how she went out with John Lennon ! (yes she really did)

    Tristan

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  13. Laura

    01. Mar, 2012

    Such a great Beatles moment! For my next trip to Liverpool, I’ll plan a Beatles Magical Mystery Tour due to your lovely post. Thank you.

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    • admin

      14. Mar, 2012

      I’m glad you will! It was a very fun experience and I learned a lot about the Beatles history - the parts I could decipher anyway ;)

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