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15-11-2012 : GAS STREET BASIN

Book a Canal Boat Holiday from Alvechurch Marina and cruise on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal into Gas Street Basin.

An unusual name 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.

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 Christmas shopping to sampling a drink or two in a canal side bar.

From your Canal Boat Holiday mooring stroll into the city to discover a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants.

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.

If you fancy doing some early Christmas shopping then Birmingham offers you everything you could ever want in an attractive and compact space and there are plenty of great cafes, bars and restaurants to keep you going.

The largest authentic German market outside Germany returns to Birmingham for its 11th year from 15th November up until Christmas.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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