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Gas Street Basin, Birmingham

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • Whenever the weather's dry and we fancy a walk, we always head out to Gas Street Basin for a walk on the canal towpaths. There is always something interesting to see, and it's great to be able to walk...  read more »
  • What a lovely way to spend an afternoon - having a leisurely walk along the canal. You wouldn't even know it was there! Lots of eateries along the way catering for all; one of the little restaurants e...  read more »
  • A very fine place to spend a couple of hours both in the past but also the future located in the centre of Birminghams movers and eaters. Happy times 
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