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Gas Street Basin

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Address: Gas St., Birmingham B1 2JT, England
Phone Number: 44-121-643-2514
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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The best part of Birmingham

When I first arrived to Birmingham I was not very impressed with the look of the city. Luckily, on the first day I got to this part of the city which completely changed my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When I first arrived to Birmingham I was not very impressed with the look of the city. Luckily, on the first day I got to this part of the city which completely changed my opinion. If you miss this place when visiting Bham, you definitely will not like the city.

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Derbyshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

what a lovely place to visit . just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of shoppers and you are next to the tranquil waters . a lovely walk along the tow path and stop off at the canalside bars . there is also coffee shops and lots of places to eat . We sat at the side of... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Lots of places to eat and a lovely stroll around the canals locks and historical places, very interesting. Not far from the city centre.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited the gas basin whilst in Birmingham for the day. The canals were beautiful and clean. We had lunch at a canal side pub, and strolled along on the tow path for a while. We watched the barges travel up and down the canal, but didn't have enough time to take a trip on one. Such a fascinating place,... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Try a walk around gas street basin !!! So much to do. Drink, eat, site see, boat trip, shows, shopping , so much to do. Ate at the Tap and Spile. Great venue great atmosphere, food and service. A definite must visit !!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I had heard of this area, but never visited it before!..a little hidden gem in Birmingham!..lots of pretty barges on the canal and you can go for a trip on one for about 7 pounds if you so wish!..lots of lovely bars and restaurants where you can sit and watch the world go by!..very lively in the evening!( not particularly... More 

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Grandparents and child went off on a one hour cruise round the canals of the city centre, parent and partner chilled in the bars and cafes, the sun shone and all were impressed. We met a couple from Bath who were equally suprised by what Birmingham has to offer, and by the great value for money. As a young student... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We printed a map of canal walks before we went, so we knew where to go, although once you are on the canal paths everything is well signposted and even tells you the distances to every attraction. We thought that the whole canal system of walks was great. It's a shame about the graffiti though, but still a very pleasant... More 

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Aylesbury
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The canal area was ideal for a morning walk, with plenty of places to stop for refreshments. We also took a boat trip which was a relaxing and enjoyable to see some of the city.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was expecting more of the old buildings associated with canals but it was more modern. I was hoping it would be a bit more photogenic.

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