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Birmingham Back to Backs

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50 - 54 Inge St / 55 - 63 Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TE, England
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All reviews national trust sweet shop steep stairs living conditions guided tour different periods different eras step back in time guide jeff hard life book in advance trip down memory lane piece of history fascinating insight great guide excellent tour small group
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very Interesting facts, looking back at the hard times. Can even book up to stay the night Not so long ago for some

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Staffspat1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well maintained and preserved part of our Social history , well done the National Trust for maintaining this wonderful courtyard

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience, our guide Charles bought the houses and history to life. You do need to have a certain amount of mobility to negotiate the steep stairs. Would certainly recommend for young and old. The old fashioned sweet shop next door also a must.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WHAT a truly surreal day, spent dodging showers just a quarter of a mile away from Birmingham’s New Street station! If that sounds depressing, don’t be put off. The reality is quite the opposite if you visit the National Trust site of Birmingham Back To...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank flagkick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fascinating stuff, really enjoyed this on our trip down from london. the tour flew by. thanks to charles for his fantastic tour - friendly and knowledgable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HarrowAbroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating insight into life in the Back to Backs. Thanks Jennifer for a great tour, we really enjoyed it. You need to book ahead for a tour time

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last 11 back to back homes in Birmingham brought to life by the National Trust. A guided tour is essential and well worth it, book ahead. Our guide Charles was excellent, and showed us three homes form 1830, 1870 and 1930s. Exhibition, sweet shop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BillPitts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great morning, interesting facts and experience. Geoff with a G very knowledgable and great sense of humour. Wouldn’t recommend for young children or elderly people as lots of steep stairs. Visited on a Sunday and found nearby parking free on the street. We arrived a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank deanb496
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting experience with life at different periods brought to life by knowledgeable guide Jeff. Very well worth a visit and would thoroughly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank EdCullen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Birmingham, do make time to visit this local history . Thanks John, for your two hour tour. Difficult to imagine living in these places.

Date of experience: December 2018
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5 November 2018|
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Response from NTBacktoBacks | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your enquiry. For the morning slot our first tour is usually 10:15. On a Sunday it is generally 10:30. Please let us know if you have any further questions
13 September 2018|
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Response from platpeeps | Reviewed this property |
I reckon it lasts for about 90 minutes. But you must book before you go.
19 June 2018|
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Response from Jt1945 | Reviewed this property |
I agree that it would probably not be suitable. Steep stair and narrow stairs would nee very difficult.