Liverpool's Strawberry Field gates open to the public

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Visitors will get the chance to walk through the gardens of the Strawberry Field home in Woolton, Liverpool, where John Lennon would play as a boy.

The musician used to climb over the wall to gain entry to the Beaconsfield Road home, which he later immortalised in song, but the Salvation Army is now opening the site's famous red gates to the public as a tourist attraction and youth training centre.

The home was made famous by The Beatles song in 1967 and around 60,000 tourists pose for photos outside its distinctive gates every year.Replica gates are now in place but the original structures will be on display for visitors in the grounds.