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  Birmingham City of Canals

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Gas Street Basin c 1900


Canals in Birmingham include:
The Birmingham Canal Navigations network
The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal
The Birmingham and Worcester Canal
The Grand Union Canal.

There are 35 miles (60 km) of canals within the Birmingham city boundaries, of which most are navigable to explore at your leisure.. Although Birmingham covers a far greater area than Venice a commonly quoted (and true) fact is that Birmingham has more canals than Venice >more

Extensive regeneration of the city's canals has taken place over recent years from dredging the water ways to enable the busy stream of narrowboats to the massive investment and construction of high quality city living accommodation, Standing in Centenary Square you are almost on an island. There are canals within about a mile in all directions and there are also many new wine bars and eateries that thrive along the central canal network like the Mailbox Development and Brindleyplace.


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Canal Cruise

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Birmingham Main Line

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Canal Tour Cruiser
Outside the ICC

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Leaving Sherbourne Wharf


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Cambrian Wharf




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