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Gas Street Basin

Address: Gas St., Birmingham B1 2JT, England (Ladywood)
Phone Number: 44-121-643-2514
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Ranked #11 of 168 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful canal boats, bars, cafes...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful canal boats, bars, cafes and restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I absolutely recommend having some English tea and toasts in one of the lovely boat bars (I can't really remember the proper name now..) by 11/12am. Unless you have a bit of hangover.. Then I don't think it will be a good experience.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wander through the Mailbox around the basin and under the bridge to Brindley Place and all the main points of interest are there, The Centenary Square, New Library across Paradise Circus to the Museum and the Cathedral. Numerous restaurants and cafés this is the heart of the city.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The peaceful waters of the canals and colours of the boats a great walk in the heart of the city to see our industrial heritage

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Chester
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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Well worth that five minutes of walking to see how Birmingham was in the 1800s. Fantastic regeneration easy walk Nice cafes , get off the Beaton track and see the city from canal level you want be disappointed

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is a lovely place for a stroll night or day. Visited at night, so lit up. In the day there is a cafe barge. Around this area, there are lots of bars and restaurants for all tastes.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Very tastefully refurbished. Lots of choices of pubs and restaurants with a wide variety of foods. A tranquil, peaceful haven in the middle of a bustling city.

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Leics
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This location has a mixture of restaurants and bars for all prices and tastes. Set within the canal areas of the city the location is nice all year round but particularly when you are able to sit outside in the sun watching the world go by on the canals. Often there are events happening within the area to add to... More 

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Newbury, Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Well worth a visit. I was very impressed with how they have amalgamated the old and the new into a relaxed and enjoyable area within yards of a bustling major city. Also tons of choice for places to eat. We parked in the Mailbox Car Park.

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

great little pub near the Mailbox serves real ale. Plenty going on especially at night as near to Broad St. Would hate to fall in the canal,

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I love the fact that this sounds so grim but is actually so beautiful. It's good that it has not been renamed by some marketeer to sound nice. (Contrast the nearby Paradise Forum, which sounds heavenly but is actually completely awful.) Best to come by boat if you can, but the towpath makes for interesting walks, and there are bars... More 

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