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Gas Street Basin, Birmingham

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Discover the city from a different angle on Gas Street Basin, the heart of Britain’s canal network. This canal once served as the center of a thriving commercial network, transporting cargo as diverse as coal, chocolate, and glass. Today, the historic canal is lined with trendy bars and restaurants. The canal is best toured by boat, though you can explore the area on foot or bicycle as well. Nearby you can visit a thriving area known for offering some of the finest shopping, entertainment, and dining options in the region. Just minutes from the canal you can visit the city’s hub of cultural activity, featuring the International Convention Center and the National Indoor Arena. Plan your boat tour for a sunny day, and don’t forget your camera. Arrange to visit Gas Street Basin and other attractions in Birmingham using our Birmingham travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Mailbox area and canals, restored or rebuilt is the heart of the entertainment and dining. There are restaracje, pubs, hotels, you can channel sailing barges. Beautiful boulevards and alleys at a converted nabrzeżuto place spotan and walks for tourists and locals, who come here to relax after work, I recommend this place.
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  • Worth a the effort to see this refurbed area of Brum. Enjoyable walk along tow paths with pubs and cafes along it.  more »
  • Visit the Mail Box and exit out the back to walk along the canal to the Gas Street Basin. The old canal side pub is a great favourite with me on the way to Brindley Place. Other way in is to walk thro...  more »