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52 Inge Street

Birmingham, West Midlands

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This house has been styled in the Victorian Period and is set over three floors. Staying at the Back to Backs gives a more homely stay in the city and a chance to experience urban history, without loosing modern comforts. The sitting room is on the top floor giving the opportunity to sit above the streets to enjoy the cosmopolitan city. It is within easy walking distance of New Street and Moor Street train station. The Bullring shopping centre is within 2 minutes walk as well as the famous Birmingham Markets. There are also a large amount of restaurants, bars and nightclubs within a short walking distance, as well as the Hippodrome and Alexandra theatre, cinemas, museum and the Leisure Box (ice skating and bowling).

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
dining room with kitchen unit including two hobs, microwave and small fridge with ice box.
First floor
one twin bedroom and en-suite shower room and lavatory.
Other floor
Second floor: sitting room.
Visitor notes

Heating: gas central heating is provided.

Garden: there is no garden.

Parking: unloading and loading only is permitted outside the property but there are various public car parks within walking distance.

Accessibility: Please note this cottage has narrow, steep and twisting stairs up to each floor.

Television: A television with inbuilt DVD player is provided, the building is grade II listed, therefore we are not able to install a satellite dish, and with no cable in the area, the television has no reception.

Please note: The cottage is double glazed but due to its central location, with many pubs and restaurants on its door step, it may be noisy at times.

Please note fires are lit in the main house during the day to create the atmosphere of the past so there can be a smoky smell in the cottages due to the houses backing on to each other.

Offers: Guests also benefit from a free tour of the Back to Backs, pre-booking is essential on 0121 666 7671.

Cottage details
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  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • City location
  • Quirky
  • Unique
  • Television
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Heart of England
The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

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  • Bullring shopping centre
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
  • National Exhibition Centre
  • International Convention Centre
  • National Indoor Arena
  • Sea life centre
  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
  • Blackcountry Living Museum
  • Millenium Point
  • Cadbury World
  • Drayton Manor Theme Park
  • Birmingham Nightlife
  • Ice skating
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Theatre
  • Shopping
  • Indoor rock climing
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Indoor Karting
  • Museums.
National Trust places to visit
Birmingham Back to Backs
Birmingham Back to Backs Carefully restored, atmospheric 19th-century courtyard of working people's houses
Packwood House
Packwood House Much-restored Tudor house, park and garden with notable topiary
Rosedene Mid 19th-century Chartist cottage
Baddesley Clinton
Baddesley Clinton Picturesque medieval moated manor house and garden
Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum
Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum Excavated Roman bathhouse, other remains and museum
Moseley Old Hall
Moseley Old Hall Elizabethan house, famous for its association with Charles II

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • ElizabethWoolley
    • March 2015
    • Northampton
    Made special by:

    Location in the vibrant working class area of Birmingham but within walking distance of Birmingham Art Gallery Symphony Hall and the canals.We had three days of new experiences. Local people of all nationalities were friendly and offered help when they saw I walked with two sticks.

  • Anonymous
    • July 2014
    • UK
    The tour of the Back to Backs was excellent

    My friend has done some family history research and found that some of her family had lived and worked in Back to Backs nearby so it was very good for her to see the types of houses where that may have lived. The guide who took us on our tour of the back to backs was excellent. The lady in the ticket office was very helpful with supplying maps of Birmingham and advising where to eat.

  • Marit Alterhaug
    • May 2014
    • Norfolk
    Location is perfect for exploring Birmingham

    We loved the central location and the ability to explore Birmingham on foot. We went to several concerts, again no driving involved. For us that is a treat. The location is perfect for exploring Birmingham. Inge Street is within walking distance of the railway station and most of the attractions the city has to offer. Very noisy on Friday and Saturday night so earplugs are a must but as we live in the country it was quite fun to be able to sit in bed and watch the 'goings on' outside and the very efficient cleaning up operation the following morning. We managed to break the key to the entrance door and the reception staff at the Back-to-backs sorted it out with great kindness

  • Alison Bennett
    • March 2014
    • England
    A lovely property

    NT provided a lovely property for an enjoyable break. It was appreciated that the stay included a complimentary tour of the back to backs by a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The location and unique property made this special. It may be worth warning guests that it can be noisy at night......part of the city centre experience!

  • Alison Bibb
    • March 2014
    • Leicestershire
    Cheaper than hotels and much nicer!

    Really impressed with level of service we received. Little touches like a pint of milk and flowers really do make a difference. We were contacted prior to the visit to be informed of an event on in Birmingham to warn us that it would be noisier than normal - not a problem, but good attention to detail for your customers. Key holders in the shop were very polite and accommodating. Am recommending to friends and family and looking forward to our stay in Norfolk in 6 weeks! Bought back lots of memories for my mother in law. Would book again if we needed Birmingham city accommodation as cheaper than hotels we have stayed in and much nicer!

  • Barry Lord and Richard Eaves
    • Shropshire
    We absolutely loved it

    We stayed at 52, Inge Street for a few nights at the end of November, partly so that we could go and see 'Cinderella' (the ballet) at the Hippodrome next door. We have had holidays in quite a number of National Trust cottages previously, all of which have been in rural locations, so it was quite refreshing to stay in the heart of Birmingham, in an area that never really sleeps. Stepping into the house from the buzz of Hurst Street was like stepping back into another world and we absolutely loved it, so much so that we are planning our next theatre trip and back-to-back weekend away!

  • Alex Blind & Lynne Lewis
    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this tiny piece of history. Beautifully restored and immacutely clean. Tour of the centre is excellent.

  • Guy & Julie Bedfordshire
    An excellent location for the sights and sounds of Birmingham.

    What a room, welcoming and comfortable house! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the house - including listening to and watching the cosmopolitan crowds outside. An excellent location for the sights and sounds of Birmingham.

  • Clare Bean
    • Heelis
    Fantastic time

    Had a great time in Birmingham. This cottage is so close to the centre of the city. Worth a visit.

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