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An ideal for stop off for narrowboat beginners, Birmingham makes a great short break destination during any canal boat holiday starting from our Tardebigge, Wootton Wawen or Stockton narrowboat hire bases. With more canals than Venice, a narrowboat is the perfect way to explore this exciting city. Central moorings are available in Gas Street Basin, right next to the popular Brindley Place shopping and leisure development. This offers easy access to many of Birmingham’s top attractions including the Mailbox and Bullring shopping centres, the Sea Life Centre, the Thinktank science museum, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the Jewellery Quarter, the Ikon contemporary art gallery and the famous Balti Triangle, a must for curry lovers. If you’re craving a chocolate fix, stop off at the delicious canal-side Cadbury World on your way home.