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a canal boat ride no matter the weather

no matter the weather I will go up to the canal it has some lovely views and some nice features and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
A hidden gem

Did you know there are more canals in Birmingham than Venice or Amsterdam? What a surprise to find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lancashire, UK
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Thank patrickjI3953TY
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here often. The quality of the food, wines and beers across the menu is consistently of a high standard and good value of money. Jessica and Hector work hard and provide a warm and friendly service in a stand out location. Highly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LoveTravel563709
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing transformation from the dereliction of the 1970s and 80s. The standard of restoration and the information boards are no less than brilliant. We walked from the basin down the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal to Snow Hill -it felt like you were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nick B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this can be nicer the further you explore .some of the architecture is georgeous with many places to visit and the cafe a lovely place to have a break and breathe in your surroundings

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank supercharge2
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Had a stroll around the canal basin which was pleasant,clean and safe . Went there in the evening and very lively with lots of choice for food.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GS1706
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

A lovely area to walk in the city centre, with the canalside being redeveloped and the waterway back in use, there are multiple bars & restaurant close by

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gramsci1966
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Once the engine-room of the city, the canals and surrounding buildings have been transformed into places to eat, drink and live. The paths are well lit and there are lots of bridges to get you back and forth and around and about. Several info boards...More

Date of experience: November 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.