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Gas Street Basin, Birmingham

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Discover the city from a different angle on Gas Street Basin, the heart of Britain’s canal network. This canal once served as the center of a thriving commercial network, transporting cargo as diverse as coal, chocolate, and glass. Today, the historic canal is lined with trendy bars and restaurants. The canal is best toured by boat, though you can explore the area on foot or bicycle as well. Nearby you can visit a thriving area known for offering some of the finest shopping, entertainment, and dining options in the region. Just minutes from the canal you can visit the city’s hub of cultural activity, featuring the International Convention Center and the National Indoor Arena. Plan your boat tour for a sunny day, and don’t forget your camera. Using our world travel planner, Birmingham attractions like Gas Street Basin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Have a wander around the canals in Birmingham...bu be careful as the towpaths can be quite narrow in places and it can be a bit difficult negotiating different canal users safely. 
    Have a wander around the canals in Birmingham...bu be careful as the towpaths can be quite narrow in places and it can be a bit difficult negotiating different canal users safely.  more »
  • The walks along the canals in both directions; the bars and cafes give a side to Birmingham that is simply not available from the morass of fast roads and cars above. wonderful walking along the tow.....  more
    The walks along the canals in both directions; the bars and cafes give a side to Birmingham that is simply not available from the morass of fast roads and cars above. wonderful walking along the tow.....  more »

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