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Gas Street Basin

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Neighbourhood: Ladywood
As featured in 3 Days in Birmingham and 1 other guide
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Address: Gas Street Basin Gas Street, Birmingham B1 2JT, England
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+44 121 643 2514

Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful...

Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful canal boats, bars, cafes and restaurants.

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Wonderful canal trip

Had a wonderful trip with excellent commentary. So much to learn about how the canals were used and the benefits people derived from them. A trip certainly not to be missed.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful trip with excellent commentary. So much to learn about how the canals were used and the benefits people derived from them. A trip certainly not to be missed.

Thank James D
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a beautiful place to go for a walk. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants , u can also visit the sea life aquarium but better book online it's cheaper.

Thank May S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did an express sightseeing trip of Birmingham and found it more impressive than Liverpool, albeit not a stitch on London. Staring my walk from The Cube, it was a really nice stroll down the canals. Picturesque, tranquil and somewhat strange to see in such a big city... and it was also interesting to note that there are more canals... More 

Thank George F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful canalside, lovely renovated buildings, bridges, with barges & tow path walks. Eateries abound. delightful part of Birmingham.

Thank 453Carol
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant area,many choices of places to eat whilst soaking up the atmosphere.....well worth a visit and can get to it on foot from new street station not a problem

Thank rascalMidlands
Didcot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just meandering amongst the city streets and canels of Birmingham and we 'stumbled' upon the Gas Street Basin, brilliant! There were plenty of barrow boats in the basin with much activity making for interesting viewing, whilst supping local beers in the historical Canelside public house! This area is a 'must see' if you have some leisure time during any time... More 

Thank Brian B
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gas st basin is a reminder of the past. The moored canal boats and the canal architecture take you back in time. There are a number of restaurants on the way there as well as bars.

Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating area to visit. It's steeped in the history of the Industrial Revolution. An unexpected gem with plenty to see.

Thank Iverette
Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If on or off the canal your trip to Birmingham is not complete without visiting the heart of our waterways. Dotted with pubs, coffee houses & iconic venues. A must see.

1 Thank SarahandMichael1993
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating if you are interested in industrial history. A nice place for a city centre walk. Many canal boats are resident here, a good place for people watching surrounded by bars and restaurants

1 Thank Nipper152

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