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Gas Street Basin

Gas St., Birmingham B1 2JT, England (Ladywood)
44-121-643-2514
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Ranked #16 of 202 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful canal boats, bars, cafes and restaurants.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The basin is just so lovely at all times of year and day....have a drink or meal on the canal side and look out for the truely huge Carp all along the canal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Taking a walk by the canals with beautiful sights gives you experience of historic atmosphere of Birmingham. Definitely worth seeing!!!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I'd heard about this bit of Birmingham. The report was that on a warm summer evening it was like those continental locations where you just walk around and enjoy the atmosphere. What? In Birmingham? Don't smirk, they were right. It's not huge or grand, but what there is, is well done.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

it was amazing for my daughters graduation we had a wonderful party on the barge everybody should try this expexience amazing friendly staff also ..Thank you for a brilliant time jacke and shermira

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Hull,uk
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

had a lovely walk here and a pint in the Canalside pub. Great experience walking down the canals and locks. So peaceful in the middle of Birmingham. Great way to spend a sunday afternoon.

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Dinas Powys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Something for everyone from a canal cruise to excellent food and drinking establishments. A short walk to the Aquarium ideal for all ages.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

it was a great treat to go back to gas street basin ,its a must for any Brummie or visitor to the city ,the atmosphere there is unreal.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was desperate to visit the Gas Street Basin, as I had heard much about it from family & friends. In truth I found it rather dull, dirty & disappointing. To be absolutely fair, there has been a great deal of work achieved, but it still looks to me like an industrial site, which of course, it was, but somehow... More

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Both of my parents use to start out on canal holidays from here and hadn't seen it for years. They were gobsmacked by how the place has been renovated into a beautiful tourist attraction. We love walking around here. Stop for food in Brindley Place, or The Mailbox nearby.

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Runcorn England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was a nice night which always helps but I found it to be a safe, pleasurable relaxed experience but I was only about till midnight so can only comment up till then. The area known as the Mail Box with multiple hotels basically right next to both Gas Street Basin & Broad Street mean that you can stroll from... More

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