Fancy stepping back in time and letting the rush hour simply rush on by? Then Birmingham’s canals are the way to travel.
With a top speed of three miles per hour, narrowboats aren’t the fastest way to explore the area. But they certainly give a better insight into our unique heritage.
Head for Gas Street Basin near Brindleyplace. It’s the heartbeat of the busy network; the turning point for narrow boats using the Grand Union, Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester and Birmingham Canals. There are many ways to enjoy over 200 miles of local canal. Take a leisurely cycle ride or stroll along the towpath (of course, with regular stop-offs at any of the picturesque canalside cafes or Brindleyplace's floating cafe. Better still, take a short summer trip; starting daily from Brindleyplace. You can even start a relaxing narrow boat holidays from here. Find out more about Birmingham and the regional canals.
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