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17-08-2011 : GAS STREET BASIN

Book a Canal Boat Holiday and cruise on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal and to Gas Street Basin.

An unusual named for a Canal Boat basin but the explanation is simple as it was the first street in Birmingham to have gas lighting.

In the canal heyday Gas Street Basin would have been the hub of a thriving canal transport network and would have been full of Canal Boats loading and unloading cargoes.

The goods were as diverse as chocolate crumb, coal and glass and as many as 100 Canal Boats a day passed through.

Today however the wharfs and warehouses have been converted into trendy bars and restaurants.

Brindleyplace, named after the canal engineer James Brindley, is a stunning canal side development and is a fantastic waterside destination there is something for everyone from shopping to sampling a drink or two in a canal side bar.

From you Canal Boat Holiday mooring in Gas Street Basin stroll into the city to discover a wealth of shops.

The Bull ring has been a site to a market for more than 800 years and is still hosting indoors and outdoor markets today.

Visit the Jewellery Quarter where you can find the best deals and prices amongst hundreds of traders or visit the Jewellery Quarter Museum.

Close to the canal and in the heart Birmingham is The National Sea Life Centre a tropical paradise where you can meet everything from a starfish to a shark.

See the largest residents which are two enormous giant sea turtles named Molokai and Gulliver.

Take a tour there and learn about the magic and mysteries of the deep.


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