Summer 2015 in the UK including 'The Open' travel blog

Gary in the Cavern as reproduced in the 'Beatles Story' museum.

The original Cavern Club in Liverpool (flowers for Cilla Black who passed...

Heather in the stairway down to the Cavern Club.

Live entertainment all day long in the Cavern Club.

Monday August 3

We ate breakfast in the hotel and then walked up the road a short way to catch the bus to Chester Railway Station. The bus trip to Chester took about 40 minutes and in Chester, we boarded the Wirral Train to Liverpool which took about another 45 minutes. The total for both of us on bus and train was less than 20 pounds.

The train took us to Liverpool Central Station and after a few minutes to orient ourselves, we found a 'hop-on-hop-off' bus tour and decided to take it. As the tour arrived at the Albert Dock, we got off to visit 'The Beatles Story' museum. In the museum, you can see the history of the Beatles from their early days in Liverpool to their individuals careers as musicians. There are also replicas of the Casbah in Hamburg, and The Cavern in Liverpool's Mathew Street. With the audio guides, it was a fun experience.

After a short walk around the refurbished waterfront of Liverpool, we re-boarded the bus and jumped off near Mathew Street to see the site of the original Cavern Club. As we half expected, there was a spontaneous memorial to Cilla Black at the door of the Cavern Club. We went into the Cavern where we were met by live Beatles music played by a single guitarist. Apparently, there is live music all day long (with no admission charge, but no seating as well).

It was getting late, so after resting our feet at a nearby 'Nero" coffee shop, we walked to James Street railway station to catch our return train to Chester and our bus to Wrexham. A long day!

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