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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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Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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 5 days 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
Thank Mikeact
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an enlightening view of how many people lived in conditions it is difficult to believe in this day and age with all the modern inventions we take fir granted. a wonderful guided tour with knowleable guides . This tour has something for all ages...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carol Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best National Trust property I’ve been too as it tells the story of where the majority of us have done from, the working class! Kay our guide was great and brought it all to life. You need to book but we did this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank colin c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just been to Back to Backs Birmingham. Great place. Dave our guide was excellent. You need to make a booking though. Believe they are closed on Mondays.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pauline E
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really good place to visit, just 5 minutes walk from New Street Station so very handy if you are visiting Birmingham. The guided tour was about an hour and a half. The guide was very informative and gave it the personal touch by relating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jane W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This hidden gem is so well worth visiting. Not easy to find .... but so worth it! Real history tucked away on the edge of China town in the centre of BIRMINGHAM

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CherylJoy666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today from Chesterfield and can honestly say it has been a highlight of our trip. Our guide John was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and interactive with the group making time to get to know us all. You can see he has a passion for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Bexsyboo D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip had been recommended by friends and we are really glad that we went. Fascinating to see the conditions in which people lived and it was even more memorable because our guide had himself been brought up there and was able to describe the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Lulu1029384756
November 5, 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
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U281BLlees
September 12, 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.
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Emma844
June 19, 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.
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