We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Birmingham City Centre

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Planning your visit

Address: Canal & River Trust, Birmingham Office, 22 Cambrian House, King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AN View on Google map

Opening Times: Towpath open every day. Our office is open 8:30am - 16:00pm, Monday to Friday

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: The nearest toilets are in Brindley Place

Explorers in Birmingham

Brummies will tell you they have more miles of canal than Venice. You decide. Start in the heart - Brindley Place. And while you're there ask yourself why it's call 'Brindley Place'. Head on through the Gas Street Basin area and onwards - you've over 100 minles of Birmingham's central canal network to explore!

Birmingham's waterways make the ideal escape to unwind in the middle of the busy city. Whether you want something active like cycling, canoeing or the vibrant waterfront bars and resturants. Just want to admire the historic architecture and passing boats. Or seeking an afternoon of relaxation on a tranquil boat trip down the canal, Birmingham will not disappoint.

Why not stop by our office on the towpath at Cumbrian House for boating information, leaflets and guides.

Things to do and see

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Wildlife spotting:

While this is the city centre, remember to feed the swans, coots and ducks something healthy. And you may even be lucky enough to see a Black Redstart or Peregrine Falcon!

Getting here

By car - there is lots of pay & display car parking around the city centre - nearest to the canals is Barclaycard Arena or Brindley Place

By train - Birminham New Street station is a 15 walk to our office and even shorter to Gast Street Basin

By boat - Brindley Place and Gast Street Basin are part of the famous Birmingham boating ring

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