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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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  • This is a lovely place to take a stroll down the canal and pop into a pub or bar or two! Great selection of eateries, particularly at the Mailbox and at Brindley Place. 
  • One of the areas most beautiful town, where you can see houses and many typical pub and precious restaurants where to eat. What I do not recommend is the ride on boats. Very disappointing, because when sales of the beautiful area of bars and homes you are nearly 40 minutes on a channel which is not nothing. The boats are very cute and depart from the area more nice channels, but not recommended
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  • This restored part of the old canals of Birmingham is where he started the Industrial Revolution of the century XIX. It is the most authentic and historic city area because walking through its channels is to travel back in time. The place is perfect for dining or take a few beers in the numerous pubs and restaurants that surround it.
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