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Gas Street Basin area?

Gas Street Basin area?

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1. Re: Gas Street Basin area?

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Gas Street Basin is just off the Broad Street area of the city Centre, and the City Inn hotel is situated in Brindley Place, which is the other side of Broad Street and so very close to one another and is a good choice for a place to stay. Here you will find all the restaurants, and bars you will need for your weekend

As for day trips, I personally think there is enough to do in the city itself to keep you occupied, including museums, shopping, canal trips etc. However, if you do want to get out and as a visitor to the area, Stratford is probably the best solution, and you will have to get to Moor Street train station, which is the other side of the city centre to Broad Street to get to get to Stratford.

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2. Re: Gas Street Basin area?

City Inn is in Brindley Place, just off Broad Street. It is an excellent location and really nice hotel. Very close to canal network and Gas Street Basin. The trains to Stratford Upon Avon goes from either Birmingham Snow Hill or Birmingham Moor Street and are very frequent. You can see timetable by searching this link www.thetrainline.com/buytickets/… I would not advise another day trip unless you do not want to spend any time looking around the city. It is the second biggest city in UK so more than enough to keep you entertained. Shopping, museums, art galleries, music and sporting events, historical sites etc. Out of the city centre but still in Birmingham you will find the wonderful Cadbury World - think slightly less magical version of Charlie and the Chocolate factory without the scary bloke in the frock coat. If you need anything else let us know.

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Went to Cadbury World yesterday, and if anyone does go, you should prebook either over the internet or online, as it was very busy, and the earlier you go the better IMO, and its easily reached by bus or train, with Bournville train station a short walk away

For me its one of the best tourist places there is to go to, its wonderful, and you now get a day pass to the staff factory shop......Bang goes my diet

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5. Re: Gas Street Basin area?

Close to your hotel on the canal is the Malt Shovel (which played host to Bill Clinton when he was here for a G8 Summit). Further along the canal in The Mailbox is Penny Blacks – really nice canal side pub. Real ale drinkers will head to The Wellington on Bennetts Hill http://www.ukpubfinder.com/pub/11994 and the wonderful Old Joint Stock (OJS) on Temple Row West. You’ll see all these pubs if you explore the city on foot and just stop off, have a beer or two and enjoy. OJS also has theatre and comedy nights so you could make an evening of it – check their website www.oldjointstocktheatre.co.uk/rte.asp?id=10

Also well worth checking out Pub du Vin (in Hotel du Vin) and Utopia (both are on Cornwall Street) if you fancy more upmarket pubs.

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7. Re: Gas Street Basin area?

Have to agree with the recommendations of both the Wellington and Old Joint Stock. Both are really nice pubs and worth a visit, away from the Broad Street area and easily reached on foot

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