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Canalside Walk

Took the canalside walk from Brindley Place out a few miles towards Wolverhampton. The pathways... read more

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Evening walk

Many years ago you just wouldn’t believe how run down this area was. It’s a jewel in Birmingham’s... read more

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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
+44 121 643 2514
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We came to this historic site for a walk along the canals of central Birmingham only to find that the towpath towards Brindley Place was barricaded, as was the bridge leading to the Mailbox - very disappointing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the canalside walk from Brindley Place out a few miles towards Wolverhampton. The pathways and arches have been wonderfully restored while the former industrial units provide a real sense of history. You can take a Canal boat if you prefer a more leisurely trip...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many years ago you just wouldn’t believe how run down this area was. It’s a jewel in Birmingham’s crown with plenty of restaurants pubs and bars to use. It’s also a good walk to get to the nail box and new st station, Visit it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank anthonylRL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went at lunch time in Winter and it was fairly quiet. Nice walk along the canal. However, a lot of construction work is being done to upgrade the adjacent Paradise Circus. The best part of the walk was the German Xmas Market outside the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Connector09770483064
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Vibrant area night and day. Good views up the canals, part of the canal walk underBroad Street is closed. Lots of cafes and restaurants and easy access to other areas of interest.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

As narrow boat owners it is hard not to visit canals either by boat or whilst visiting for a land lubbing weekend away. Fantastic to see canalside regeneration projects thriving like this one with many bars and restaurants creating a beautiful bustling atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BaffinsTyrrell
Reviewed 14 December 2018

no matter the weather I will go up to the canal it has some lovely views and some nice features and a boat trip around the canal and boats being covered in it does not matter if its raining or sunny or you can just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank balawaya
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Did you know there are more canals in Birmingham than Venice or Amsterdam? What a surprise to find this area of beautiful canals. Easy to walk from one area of the city to the next. So much to see and explore using the canal routes....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ceejay22013
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Great experience for boaing, to moor up and walk through such a diverse and welcoming area in Birmingham, we keep coming back

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lso270
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We had a very enjoyable and interesting hour cruising around some of the city’s canals starting from Brindley Place. We contacted Bosworth’s canal trips who appeared to be the only one running trips in December and then phoned on the day to confirm that the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Simon H
10 January 2016|
Response from U9398WRdavidb |
Try contacting the rivers and canal trust they should be able to help
21 March 2015|
Response from luchesasmith |
it's not very near. in fact it's in another country. hope you have a good time in Italy.