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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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  • It was really lovely to bimble around here. Some great views. Great history and atmosphere. Really nicely kept. 
    It was really lovely to bimble around here. Some great views. Great history and atmosphere. Really nicely kept.  more »
  • As an ex narrowboater me and Mrs C have known about Gas St basin and its history for years, but never actually cruised into Birmingham, so just to walk around the historic basin was wonderful just... 
    As an ex narrowboater me and Mrs C have known about Gas St basin and its history for years, but never actually cruised into Birmingham, so just to walk around the historic basin was wonderful just...  more »

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