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Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful canal boats, bars, cafes and restaurants.
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Gas Street Basin Gas Street, Birmingham B1 2JT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Brum to the sealife centre and really enjoyed all the creatures of the deep, but it wasn’t until we went back to the canal that we went in a boat trip . A barge . It wasn’t expensive. Toilets and refreshments on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gaynor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tranquil in the middle of Birmingham. Pick one of the surrounding bars. Either Walkabouts balcony of Tap and Spile

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Josef S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd been here, either to visit or passing through along the towpath, on many occasions, but on this particular visit I was on a narrowboat that we'd hired as a trial run before we decided to buy one. Gas Street Basin itself has only 24...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing walk on a warm day , plenty of bars and places to eat. Birmingham never fails to surprise me.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jennyloach5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gas street basin - heart of the can always where old meets the new. Canal side walk, canal ride and lovely stroll near the canal side. You can see Lover's bridge and tunnels.A little Venice in the heart of Birmingham. Relaxing ride. Mesmerizing.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank anoomk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must see destination in Birmingham. Interesting location as this was the bread and butter of industry in Birmingham when it came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution. Lots of good pubs and bars in this vicinity.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TheTravelingBluenose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the old canal network of Birmingham but much of the area around the basin has been redeveloped and older buildings refurbished into bars, restaurants and cafes. The wholes place has been redeveloped into quite a trendy place to have a drink especially during...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

The gas street basin is in the middle of birmingham and very close to the resturants and hotels in the broad street area of birmingham . There is paths on either side of the canal and bridges to cross over to get too the other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Glen F
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

Previously an industrial port now scattered with bars, restaurants and cafés, it's a pleasant walk along the canalside, whether it's a before or an after adinner stroll. Easy access to Brindley Place and the Birmingham arena.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zoew65
Reviewed March 28, 2019

We strolled through this area early on a bright Saturday morning, now surrounded by many cafes, restaurants and galleries, but the developers have still left enough of the past to imagine how it would have been when the Waterways and Canals were all powerful. Peaceful...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Simon H
January 9, 2016|
Response from U9398WRdavidb |
Try contacting the rivers and canal trust they should be able to help
March 21, 2015|
Response from luchesasmith |
it's not very near. in fact it's in another country. hope you have a good time in Italy.