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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 195 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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Having enjoyed our last visit some 4 or 5 years ago (a bit like Venice, without the heat!), made a point of going here again on our lastest stay in, probably, one of England's most unappreciated cities (perhaps it's the accent that puts people off?!). Very lively vibe on a Friday evening, with plenty of establishments to choose from. Great... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Very busy in the evening but a nice place. I preferred day time when it was quieter and peaceful. We met a canal volunteer who was interesting and took the time to tell us many things we didn't know about the canals. A pleasant area well worth a visit.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This really is perfect for a summer troll into the evening during the summer - so many lovely bars to stop off at for a drink and some food. Lovely.

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Malmo, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A slightly unusual place, perhaps, but a surprisingly nice ambience. Be sure not to miss the nearby pub "Canalside".

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Excellent assortment of real ale pubs in a very short distance. From the very small independant to the large main stream brands.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This area is well worth a visit. Plenty of quiet walks to escape the city bustle and quite a few pubs and restaurants that are worth a visit.

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England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

An interesting take on the old area, but a bit cold - not recommended on a wet day. Interesting redevelopment of the area.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Birmingham has made a great feature of the canals in the city centre. We live in Chester and the canals there are OK, but Birmingham have integrated them in to the developments in the city centre.

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Some nice canal side pubs and restaurants, interesting watching the canal boats. Went at the weekend and very buzzy, which added to the atmosphere, but friends re-visited on Monday and said it was absolutely dead and no atmosphere (it was out of season in March, but the weather was good)

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Dublin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This place is a little bit tricky to find but its well worth a visit. It has real character, in contrast to the modern architecture of Birmingham. Lots of restaurants, cafes and bars where we can watch the narrow boats passing by.

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