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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 #16 of 301 things to do 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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Knighton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Basin on many occasions, initially--some 30 years ago--by narrow boat. The formerly semi derelict area around the canal junction has been transformed into a thriving dining area with a wide choice, water taxis,pleasant and safe tow path and a bijou residential area

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Central canal area. Closer to Brindleys place and sealife and mailbox. You can spend a lot of time around this area.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Birmingham is all about canals. You cannot miss a walk along them. Gas street basin is the dock for the little canal boats. Overlooking the Hyatt Hotel and littel canalside cafes on the over side, it is a very sunny and quiet place. Have a coffee or a lunch in the cafe and continue exploring the city.

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Birmingham
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

No visit to Birmingham would be complete without a walk along its historic canals. If you do this you will almost certainly end up walking through Gas Street Basin. Its quite a picturesque area with plenty of colourful narrowboats. There is a great mixture of quaint old and ultra modern buildings on display. walk over the cast iron bridges onto... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Gas Street basin is like a trip back in time. It's a breath of fresh air to get away from busy traffic along Broad Street down to the tranquillity of canal-side living. You can really sense what Birmingham was like just 200 years ago as you wander the narrow paths beside the canals. It is highly picturesque with multi coloured... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

As an historical site this place takes some beating. Atmospheric and photogenic. Suitable for families and strolling couples. So much canal architecture it hurts. Plenty of trips and even a narrowboat cafe nearby but the masterpiece is the canal basin. Not dreary or plain, just a jewel

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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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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18 helpful votes 18 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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