Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Sights

Birmingham Back to Backs

  • 55–63 Hurst St. Map It
  • City Centre

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Of the 20,000 courts of back-to-back houses (constructed around a courtyard and thus backing onto each other) built in the 19th century for the city's expanding working-class population, this is the only survivor. Three houses tell the stories of families, headed by a watchmaker, a locksmith, and a glassworker, who lived here between the 1840s and the 1930s. A few houses are available for overnight stays. Admission is by timed ticket, booked in advance; allow one hour for the tour and be prepared for steep stairs.

Sight Information

Address:

55–63 Hurst St., Birmingham, B5 4TE, England

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Phone:

0121-666–7671

Sight Details:

  • £8 (booking essential)

Published 08/30/2016

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