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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  • By far the most beautiful area in Birmingham. You must have been here. And it's worth stopping at one of the nice restaurants or bars.
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  • Birmingham is said to have more miles of waterway than Venice, and if you're exploring the canal network then the Gas Street Basin really does need to be included. Fascinating glimpse into the industr...  more »
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