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Gas Street Basin

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Address: Gas St., Birmingham B1 2JT, England
Phone Number: 44-121-643-2514
Description: 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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Bit of a change

I used to go to Gas Street over 40 years ago as a kid. I'd not been back since. Just a bit of a change and all for the good. A pleasant place for a wander and a coffee; if a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I used to go to Gas Street over 40 years ago as a kid. I'd not been back since. Just a bit of a change and all for the good. A pleasant place for a wander and a coffee; if a bit chilly on the day we went with the wind producing waves on 'the cut' and the narrow boats... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

It was terrible. But what a fantastic regeneration. Feels completely safe and you can always head up into the Mailbox, Brindley or Broad St. for soke drinks or food. It's a nice walk and being along a canal it is mostly flat. Always changing and usually something new being built. After a slow start the area has blossomed. It may... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We took our 2 year old grandson for a lovely Sunday morning Stroll along the canal pathways in and around Gas Street Basin. He loved seeing all the narrowboats and the ducks on the water. We strolled from the NIA down and around Gas Street Basin very easily with a pushchair. However when we were trying to cross the bridge... More 

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Lichfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were a bit disappointed as there was not a lot to see as there didn t seem to be many barges on the canal and only one that served very basic food . There also seemed to be a lot of debris at the Mail Box end.Plenty of choices to eat at restaurants above the tow path .

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

With more canals than Venice Birmingham boasts an unrivalled vibrant canal scene. With numerous bars and restaraunts conference centres and the NIA etc this is the social centre.Great to have a walk around on a summers day.Great for pre concert eating. A great day out.

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Newark-on-trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lovely place to visit the canals are lovely , boat trips in season cafes and pubs alll along the canal side well with a visit

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Peterborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had heard about the canal walk and we were not disappointed. It was amazing to see how the canals in central Birmingham had survived & thrived and there is a good selection of pubs / restaurants on the route when you need a rest break.

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Pouance, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Totally re-furbished old Gas Street Basin - the hub of Birmingham's canal network. Superb ambiance that brings back the past in a modern setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a lovely area of Birmingham. Strolling along the canals, even with a cold wind, was really lovely. There are some warm and welcoming pubs along the way and a pint of cider after a long amble watching the canal boats float along was a nice way to end the afternoon.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Tucked away between Broad Street and the Mailbox, this retreat is a good place to be away from the road and the noise. We walked from Brindley place along the Worcs and Hereford canal onto the basin then had a coffee by the mailbox before ambling back to New Street to catch our train home. Wonderful place to relax and... More 

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