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Coventry Canal Basin


Planning your visit

Address: Coventry Canal Basin, St Nicholas Street, Coventry CV1 4LY View on Google map

Toilets: There are public toilets a short walk from the basin

Bishop Street Basin, in the heart of Coventry, has now been restored and marks the end of the Coventry Canal. It's home to shops, small businesses and a range of historic canal architecture. It has a welcoming community of boaters, and is an ideal starting point for your Sunday afternoon canalside walk.

A footbridge over the ringroad let's you walk from the basin to the town centre, with places to shop, eat and drink.

The basin itself features a bronze statue of the famous 18th century canal engineer James Brindley - one of 15 artworks commissioned from local artists for the Canal Art Trail, which extends from the basin to Hawkesbury Junction. Check out great community activities such as performance, live music and art events at The Tin Music and Arts in the Coal Vaults.

Things to do and see

Places to eat: Boat trips:

Trails:

Wildlife spotting:

Look out for the resident ducks and swans - just make sure you feed them something healthy!

Getting here

By car - there's pay and display parking on the road close to the basin.

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