...our long-awaited pilgrimage to Beatle-land!

As a serious Beatles/Paul McCartney fan, visiting Liverpool had always been on the top of my UK sightseeing list. We didn't make it here on my family's first trip, so we made a point of stopping here on our second, and we weren't disappointed! If you are a Beatles fan, seeing all the Liverpool landmarks really enhances your appreciation of their music and life stories. Besides that, Liverpool is a great city in its own right--a beautiful renovated riverfront, with a nice mix of old and new architecture, plenty of shopping and cultural events, and friendly people with a great accent!

In front of the Beatles Story Museum on the Albert Docks, Liverpool

Boarding the famous Magical Mystery Tour bus for a tour of Liverpool's Beatles sites

Outside the Cavern, the recreation of the Beatles' renowned performance venue in their formative years

Stopping by Paul McCartney's home at 20 Forthlin Road for a little chat, but alas, he wasn't home... :)

Outside John Lennon's former home on Menlove Avenue

"Let me take you down to Strawberry Fields..."

The mythological Liver Birds perched atop the buildings
along the River Mersey

Look, is that a 'ferry cross the Mersey'?
Actually, it's a merchant ship, but that's close!