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Great place to wander

We enjoyed wandering alongside the canal in this area, just soaking up the atmosphere and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Lovely scenic basin

The old canal basin makes for a lovely stroll around, and still has plenty of canal boats both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy E
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful canal boats, bars, cafes and restaurants.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed wandering alongside the canal in this area, just soaking up the atmosphere and the history. There are picturesque, historic tunnels and iron bridges along the walk as well as numerous active and moored narrowboats. Some of the boats offer cruises while others act...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old canal basin makes for a lovely stroll around, and still has plenty of canal boats both private and commercial. Along the tow path, there’s plenty of bars and restaurants, which make for a lovely area.

Thank Andy E
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a bright day, this is perhaps the best place to walk around in Birmingham City Center. The atmosphere is electrifying, the locks bridge, the water bodies, the boats and almost everything about this place is mesmerizing

Thank Nikhil K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Victor was lovely, polite with great hair! The food and atmosphere were spot on I’d definitely come back!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful boat cruise with so much to see, very relaxing with a glass of wine. Reasonably priced and a good commentator. Recommend. Lively at night, so many places to eat and drink.

Thank Sharyn G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

True Social History can be found here, Look around at the old buildings and you can imagine the past. Although a lot of upgrading has taken place it's still a lovely place to visit if you enjoy imaging times past. The Back to Backs are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to see the barges but we didn’t want to pay the price for a trip along the canal. The boats looked very worn and were very smelly with fuel fumes.

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great day around the canals.Always a real buzz in the bars and restaurants . My wife and I love having a little pub crawl and something to eat around this area.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Plenty of restaurants and bars in this revitalised locale, adjacent to the night life of Broad Street.

Thank d1verchris
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is a quaint location with many narrow boats and eateries. We enjoyed walking along the canal each day.

Thank mitsilad
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Simon H
10 January 2016|
Response from David B |
Try contacting the rivers and canal trust they should be able to help
22 March 2015|
Response from luchesasmith |
it's not very near. in fact it's in another country. hope you have a good time in Italy.