The hub is in the centre at the gas street basin. The whole birmingham canal navigation system adds up to 100 miles of canals though mostly outside of the city centre.
Birmingham canal basin. The worcester and birmingham canal from diglis basin worcester to gas street basin birmingham researched and written by jeannette briggs. The birmingham canal completed in 1773 terminated at old wharf beyond bridge street. 250 years ago in 1769 it was the terminus of the first birmingham canal from newhall.
Centenary square and canals from us 10 56 see all gas street basin experiences on. Gas street basin is the legendary heart of the birmingham canals. Gas street basin is the heart of birmingham s canal network.
The canals used to be the life blood of the city and surrounding area for transporting trade and at the height of their popularity gas lights were installed to permit round. Gas street basin was a very industrial area the canals served the local industry that s why they were built at considerable cost and risk see 250 years bcn. Gas street basin is one stopping point if you are exporting the birmingham canals which there are several easily accessible points around the city its part of the history of birmingham still in operation and if your lucky you will spot a traveller.
The towpaths around this attractive basin are lined with bars pubs and modern buildings and the traditional narrow boats moored here can be seen to form an unique experience where industrial heritage meets modern cosmopolitan living. The worcester and birmingham canal runs between the cities of worcester on the river severn and birmingham in the centre of england it leaves the severn via the diglis locks and climbs steadily upwards through pretty countryside and via a huge flight of. On top of the world from us 12 31 virtual self guided tour of birmingham.
Haunted city center exploration game bullring canals from us 8 98 round and about centenary square 12 00 13 00 from us 15 84 birmingham scavenger hunt. The first canal to be built in the area was the birmingham canal built from 1768 to 1772 under the supervision of james brindley from the then edge of birmingham with termini at newhall wharf since built over and paradise wharf also known as old wharf near to gas street basin to meet the staffordshire and worcestershire canal at aldersley north of wolverhampton.