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. Using our world travel planner, Birmingham attractions like Gas Street Basin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • gorgeous route away from the Mailbox after the Symphony Hall, bars, cafes, the atmosphere and the beautiful hausboatov Hill, and other ships
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  • This is the perfect place to see a different place in the city of Birmingham alongside the canal and the many eateries that are here and the pubs and bars Great views and sights here that puts one at ...  more »
  • The Canal area showing the other side of the city of Birmingham. Fun enjoyed while walking in the afternoon or evening. Can drop in to the cafe or bar is along the Canal
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