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Gas Street Basin

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Neighbourhood: Ladywood
As featured in 3 Days in Birmingham and 1 other guide
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Address: Gas Street Basin Gas Street, Birmingham B1 2JT, England
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+44 121 643 2514
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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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A great place to stroll

People are always surprised when I say I love visiting Birmingham. You only have to stroll round the Gas Street Basin and along the canalside on a beautiful day and you transport... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

People are always surprised when I say I love visiting Birmingham. You only have to stroll round the Gas Street Basin and along the canalside on a beautiful day and you transport you self back to bygone times whilst having the choice of modern day restaurants and bars on the doorstep.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A range of high-street and local restaurants are available, serving a wide range of food, spanning Italian, steaks, gastro-pub-grub, Brazilian... Canal boats align the basin, and can be boarded for tours of the city and meals alike. Within close proximity of the city centre, this place is worth a visit. Don't stray too far from the basin, away from the... More 

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Orlando, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have to see the walk of stars,,Ozzy and Tony, Black Sabbath, Home of the members of Black Sabbath, this area is so cool for a walk with a lover, check out the bridge with all of the pad locks on it and learn why and the history of this place, and check out the area called Mail Box, stay at... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the whole canal area, in particular Gas Street Basin, was just lovely. Well looked after, some lovely buildings, lots of really nice restaurants on the path, this whole area was a highlight of my visit to Birmingham. Don't think you should visit Birmingham without a walk round here.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

50 years ago this was "the pits", a dirty old canal basin. Now it is full of life; clean, bright and sparkling. Has some good eating places and easy access to the Mail Box and Broad Street. It is well worth taking a stroll along the canal side to see all the wonderful canal architecture etc.

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Thank John M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We often visit Birmingham on a Sunday morning and walk along the canal from Brindley Place to the Mailbox, plenty of eateries and coffee shops

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Thank Norman W
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to explore and also it is a useful way of getting around Birmingham as it is reasonably well signposted. There is also a good selection of pubs and cafe's on or near the canals.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my family love walking along this canal path. We travel here annually from our Bristol home for a long weekend. We took some friends this time and they were gobsmacked by this lovely walk, totally traffic free (apart from cyclists and joggers).

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the middle of the city and you feel as if you could be in a quiet backwater, only there are lots of places to eat and drink nearby. The walks are lovely, we sat next to 4 Canada Geese!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The basin is a very interesting oasis in the city, the banks are lined with lots of interesting things, a canal cruise or booze it has something for everybody.

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