20 Forthlin Road
20 Forthlin Road is a National Trust property in south Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is the house in which Paul McCartney lived for several years before he rose to fame with The Beatles. It was also the home of his brother Mike.

History
The house was built by the local authority and the McCartney family moved into the house in 1955. In 1965, Paul bought his father, James, a house on The Wirral The house has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1995. The Trust markets the house as "the birthplace of the Beatles", since this is the place where The Beatles composed and rehearsed their earliest songs. Unlike Lennon's house, Mendips, 20 Forthlin Road does not have a blue plaque ”“ and is currently ineligible to receive one ”“ English Heritage issue a plaque once the figure has "been dead for 20 years, or passed the centenary of their birth". The house was the birthplace of the group The Scaffold, of which Mike was a member.

Recent years
The Magical Mystery Tour stops at the house for tourists to view the house from the outside. Visits within the property are run by The National Trust, and start from The Beatles Experience at the Albert Dock.

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