Adventures around Liverpoolwith PlusBus

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Where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea, Liverpool has a long maritime and trading history. Twentieth century Liverpool was famous for the local bands, who made musical history. Of course, there's lots more to see here besides the Beatles, but a PlusBus ticket can help you explore the city's musical heritage. Travel by bus to see museums about the fab four and the places they knew as well as art galleries, safari parks and lots more. Just ask for PlusBus when you buy your train ticket for unlimited bus travel all day all over Liverpool.

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  • Great for: architecture | art | boat ride | museums | music | musical connections | scenic bus |
  • Refreshments: pubs, cafes and restaurants
  • Please note: researched/updated in December 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch: features@goodjourney.org.uk
  1. 3. Ticket to Ride: Beatles tour on bus 76

    Among the many great bus trips you can take in Liverpool, bus 76 through the suburbs has to be one of the most interesting for a Beatles fan. It runs frequently (regularly on Sundays) past some of the most crucial landmarks in the Fab Four’s early history.

    • Hop on the bus at Queen’s Square bus station, close to Lime Street railway station. After about 25 minutes, you’ll pass one end of Penny Lane. If you want to get off and stroll down this famous street to take a selfie with the road sign, the nearest stop is Plattsville Road.
    • Seven stops further on, the bus stops at Beaconsfield Road, home of Strawberry Field. There’s a visitor centre with an interactive exhibition, free garden and café.
    • Round the corner, is John Lennon’s childhood home at 251 Menlove Avenue. There’s a plaque on the outside and you can book National Trust tours of the house.
    • Four stops further on, bus 76 stops in Woolton Village, where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met. Get off at Church Road South and stroll along Church Road to St Peter’s to see the church. It was here that 15-year-old McCartney first saw Lennon play with his then-band The Quarrymen, at a local community fete in July 1957 and the real Eleanor Rigby is buried in the churchyard.
    • If you’ve got more time to spend in the area, you can stroll in Woolton woods and have a cup of coffee at One Percent Forest or one of Woolton’s other great cafes before you get the bus back into the city.
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