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Gas Street Basin

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Address: Gas St., Birmingham B1 2JT, England
Phone Number: 44-121-643-2514
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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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Great place to visit to sit in a bar or restaurant and watch the world go by or take one of the canal paths for exploring. Difficult to believe that 50 years ago this was a dark... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit to sit in a bar or restaurant and watch the world go by or take one of the canal paths for exploring. Difficult to believe that 50 years ago this was a dark and dismal warehouse area now totally transformed into a wonderful place to visit for friends, family and visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

An oasis of calm and history in the centre of a busy, cultural city. Gas Street Basin is such a pleasure to walk through on your way to shopping, theatres, museums, parks, train journeys, nightclubs, rock concerts, sports events. It is right by the NIA, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Rep, Library and Nightlife (Broad Street) but retains a peace about it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

As a child growing up in Birmingham, Gas Street Basin used to be a scary place, derelict and off the beaten track it used ot be a place to be avoided but benifited form the regenerationg of the Broad Street area in the late 80's. Now an attractive route from the Mailbox and Cube through to Brindley Place and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

wow, you name a restaurant chain and it will have a branch here. Crowded all day every day (well in July anyway). Great atmosphere, fascinating history.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fascinating place to explore and get a feel of industrial revolution times in Birmingham. Now with lots of places to eat, drink and relax next to the water, very well worth taking the time to visit and walk around this area.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

On a dry day at any time of year this area is good for a relaxing walk. When you need a rest, there are lots of refreshment stops available. All kinds of food and drink to hand with lots of outside tables with views of the canal traffic slowly making its way.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is the best place to start a stroll or a long walk along the Birmingham canals. There are nice places to go and have a quick bite and the sights are lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I did a canal tour which was about an hour and we were taken into the Gas Street Basin where the barge turned around. There's a lot of activity as the canal sides are littered with every type of restaurant - it was a lovely day so lots of outdoor diners

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

seen it on the telly but it's better in real life, tranquil area with a good selection of bars, pubs and restaurants next to the canal. Well worth a stroll

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We followed the signs to the sea life centre parking as that was our intended destination but after discovering the extortionate entry costs we spent our time exploring the canal area instead. There are plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from and we were lucky enough to find a narrow boat trip about to set off. This was... More 

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