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Gas Street Basin

Gas St., Birmingham B1 2JT, England (Ladywood)
44-121-643-2514
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Ranked #11 of 159 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful canal boats, bars, cafes and restaurants.

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Wokingham
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135 reviews 135 reviews
41 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely walk exploring the canal-side from the Jewellery Quarter to Gas St. Basin. It was a bright November afternoon and we made the most of the last of the light by taking a half-hour boat trip on the little red 'Canal Bus' that leaves regularly from Gas St. Basin and Brindley Place. We recommend the Canal Bus... More

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London, United Kingdom
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to stroll around and cross the canals at various places, and numerous bridges, fun to see such a different side of Birmingham

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Donegal
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A very nice area in the centre of Birmingham that has been modernised and rejuvenated in the recent past. Very nice to see the boats and craft moored here and there is a few lovely little tea rooms along the towpath. Recommended.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Gas street and its surroundings say so much about Birmingham's great industrial past that has been brought up to 21st Century standards. The canal is still the heart of the development and provides the start for many great walks.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I just walked through here on my way back to the station from a conference in a modern hotel. I really enjoyed seeing the contrasting architecture - strange and rather wonderful (doubtless not everyone agrees with that) modern buildings set against the old industrial canal-side. A barge was puttering along the canal under the bridge, the sun was setting and... More

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Sutton Coldfield
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39 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I visit here whenever I have pals visiting me and I do my tour of the city for them. A Yorshireman by birth, I've lived in Birmingham since the mid 70s. The city's development since then has been stunning and I'm really proud to show folk around. This is a must see in my view. A brilliant feel of the... More

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Augsburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

... all the nightlife is around that place... and i loved the architecture - it's someting you don't see everywhere!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Someone at Birmingham City council once wrote that Birmingham had more canals than Venice, when he said it he actually did not know whether it was true, but it is. Much has been done to improve the canals and bring them back to life. Of course there is more to do. Go along and get involved or take a trip... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

choose a dry day, put your walking shoes on, enjoy Birmingham Gas street basin and Bringley place, its lovely walk along the canals over quant bridges past cafe's resturants, etc or catch the water taxi at Bringley place which will take you on a tour up the canals an experience you won't forget

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

This area is a short walk from Birmingham's centre. The National Indoor Arena (NIA) is situated along the canal and there are lots of places to eat and drink too. We wandered from the NIA along the canal and saw some long boats, original bridges and brick walls and entrances. It gives you a good idea of what the hustle... More

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