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Birmingham Back to Backs

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Reviewed 5 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
NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer Administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Yes, we have holiday cottages for rent, its a real experience staying in one overnight, everyone should try it. We are please you found the visit interesting. Many thanks

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
NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer Administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi John, Many thanks for taking the time to review us.

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
NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer administrator. at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Indeed, why have you not been before? pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Many thanks

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
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NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer Administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi flagkick, A very thorough review, we appreciate the time and trouble you have taken. Many thanks

Reviewed 4 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
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NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer Administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. Charles has been here for many years and is very well thought of.

Reviewed 4 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
NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer Administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Shan, Pleased you enjoyed the insight into life in the Backs to Backs. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 4 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
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NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Bill, We are pleased you enjoyed the tour. Yes, its important to note that we only do guided tours. Many thanks

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
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NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Dean, Geoff with a G is always very popular. Free parking on Sundays is a good point to make. Thank you

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
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NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer Administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Ed, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and also to recommend us.

Reviewed 13 December 2018 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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NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer Administrator. at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mikeact, Thanks for the review and such positive comments

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Lulu1029384756
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
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U281BLlees
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.
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Emma844
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.
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