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Birmingham Back to Backs

50 - 54 Inge St / 55 - 63 Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TE, England
+44 121 666 7671
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Interesting, informative and fun

Not knowing a lot about back-to-backs before I went I found the way that the tour was laid out and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Single-girl-567
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London, United Kingdom
A look back in Birmingham

I’ve often walked past, intending to visiti and finally had the opportunity last month. Others had... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Glyn B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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50 - 54 Inge St / 55 - 63 Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TE, England
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+44 121 666 7671
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"national trust"
in 385 reviews
"sweet shop"
in 176 reviews
"steep stairs"
in 87 reviews
"living conditions"
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"guided tour"
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"different periods"
in 47 reviews
"different eras"
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"step back in time"
in 124 reviews
"hard life"
in 28 reviews
"book in advance"
in 106 reviews
"piece of history"
in 30 reviews
"great insight"
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"trip down memory lane"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"excellent tour"
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"small group"
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"interesting visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

Not knowing a lot about back-to-backs before I went I found the way that the tour was laid out and led really fantastic - concentrating on the lives of real people who lived in the houses at different era's meant we could connect with their...More

1  Thank Single-girl-567
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I’ve often walked past, intending to visiti and finally had the opportunity last month. Others had booked in advance but I was able to be fitted in to a tour that was about to begin. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and keen to share his...More

Thank Glyn B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

when you go to see the back to backs in hurst street what you see is what you get this is the way it was no bathroom out side loo shared with other familys four in our case news paper for loo paper always froze...More

1  Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a particularly interesting insight into life in the old Birmingham, great for families and especially thought provoking for kids who don't appreciate all the home comforts available to them today. Definitely worth a visit but book well in advance.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been planning a trip to these houses since they first opened many years ago. This plan was at last put into action a few days ago, and was without doubt absolutely brilliant ! The booking system used works very well. Firstly phone and...More

1  Thank Stee58
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Finding the location was easy. Parking nearby. Our guide - John was brilliant. Informative and very entertaining. Our group was a mixed age group, and although we were strangers, at the end of the tour felt like we knew each other. Would recommend.

2  Thank DerbyshireCook
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have walked past these many times and finally went to have a look around last weekend and really enjoyed them. Its a timed guided visit so you do need to book in advance. The guide we had, Des, was great, friendly and very informative....More

1  Thank Bab5y
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is easy to find and is an absolute revelation. It consist of 11 artisan type dwelling houses and 3 shops "back to back" with a lovely Courtyard, uniquely constructed in the 19th Century and now saved by the National Trust and sympathetically restored...More

3  Thank raymondmaccarthy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I think this is another example of the National trusts total inability to present things as they really were, at the time of it's original purchase and 'conversion' one of the first honorary visitors was an old lady who was an actual former tenant of...More

4  Thank Victor N
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I booked about 3 weeks ahead of time for myself and my mum to visit. Booking was very easy using the email provided and I was phoned back the next day. On the day of your visit Joan our guide was very chatty and knowledgeable....More

Thank HSuthers
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OptimistWestSussex
18 December 2017|
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Response from Ronin78 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of the opening hours but you can only go round on an organised your which is best pre booked
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Annette S
30 November 2017|
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Response from Frederik R | Reviewed this property |
We just walked there. There is also possibility to go by bus (dont know exact number).
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Tony M
16 March 2017|
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Response from JFW_250 |
If you are local or happen to be close by you can always risk going on speck, they keep a few places each day for Walk Ins but you cannot Guarantee a place, it is far better to persevere with the Booking Line it is manned by... More
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