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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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Extremely interesting

Having just moved into the area recently me and my partner decided to visit here. My partner was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
My favourite in Birmingham

Jean Shepard was an amazing tour guide. It was a trip back in time like no other!! A perfect ratio... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andrew C
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50 - 54 Inge St / 55 - 63 Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TE, England
+44 121 666 7671
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having just moved into the area recently me and my partner decided to visit here. My partner was particularly keen as his grandmother grew up in a back to back. Staff we all extremely friendly and our guide was fantastic! I would recommend this for...More

1  Thank DanielIliff55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Jean Shepard was an amazing tour guide. It was a trip back in time like no other!! A perfect ratio of historical knowledge and good humour.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 4 days ago

A well-preserved slice of local history, hiding in plain sight on Hurst Street. Upon entering the courtyard, you'd be forgiven for thinking you had gone back in time and left modern Birmingham behind. The tour we received was interesting, and the houses restored to tell...More

Thank limabifrost
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thanks to Jean, our brilliant guide! We loved this. Being taken through a series of back to backs, full of people's stories. Very different to many of the National Trust's properties because it's the history of the working class you are walking through. Brilliantly done,...More

1  Thank c p
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be prepared for up and down staircases.Have visted several times with friends visiting us inBirmingham and learn something new every time. Particularly poignant is the Tailors tale. Guides have been MOST entertaining, but better when "more mature" and can relate to times past from experience....More

Thank olivercottages
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very intriguing 2 hour guided tour of this location. Visited with my mum who has always wanted to go and glad we did. Be mindful that the houses have some very steep stairs so if you are limited in mobility you will find this difficult.

Thank madeinbath
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to believe that these homes were occupied by large families, living literally `back to back`, sharing washing, toilet facilities and a communal well for water. All I can say is don`t complain about todays living conditions because we live in Palaces compared...More

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting group of old back to back houses of which there were many in Birmingham. .I can remember when there were businesses trading in them not too many years ago lol. ...have been repaired and modernised keeping the decor and furnishings true to houses used...More

Thank Andrex999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back to back houses are a spectacular to see it is like going back in time where people lived and shared with their neighbours who were also their friends. Visiting these houses really make you feel you were there.

Thank Adreen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in social history then this is a total pleasure. Two generations ago some of my family lived and died in the back to backs of Birmingham and the guided tour brought home the grim reality of life in the 19th century...More

Thank Julia J
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Tony M
16 March 2017|
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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
23 February 2017|
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Response from Bwatsweeds | Reviewed this property |
What type of question is that without a question mark? If you go on a Sunday you can park easily within 10 minutes walking if you get there early enough. Otherwise you might have to stump up for a parking space in a council... More
Jayne S
1 January 2017|
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Response from Dover1234 | Reviewed this property |
I looked on the Birmingham back to back website, clicked on prices. Gift Aid Standard Adult £8.80 £8.00 Child £5.65 £5.10 Family £20.80 £18.90