Sunday 22 April 2012

Back to Back Houses

The National Trust has restored Birmingham's last back to back houses in a 19th century courtyard just by the Hippodrome in Hurst Street. Birmingham used to have thousands of houses in this style which were literally back to back with a courtyard. The houses were cheaper to build and keep warm.

The houses are themed along stories from real life and different time periods covering the years 1840 to 1977.

One of Birmingham's newest attractions which opened in July 2004, you really need to book in advance. We were unable to get in on two separate occassions due to tours being fully booked in advance. It is best not to turn up 'on spec'. The best place to park is the nearby Arcadian NCP car park.

55-60 Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TE. Tel: 0121 753 7757

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