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Coventry Canal Basin

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Planning your visit

Address: Coventry Canal Basin, St Nicholas Street, Coventry CV1 4LY

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 termination of the Coventry Canal. It is home to shops, small businesses and surviving canal architecture. It has a welcoming community of boaters, and is an ideal starting point for a canalside walk.

Great for

A footbridge over the ringroad gives access from the basin to the town centre, with shopping, eating and drinking possibilities. The basin 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.

  • Walking
  • Boat trips
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Museum
  • Art trail


Coventry Canal Basin is an ideal place to visit, relax and go walking. Why not visit:

  • Coventry Art Gallery & Museum
  • Museum of British Road Transport
  • Sir Basil Spence's remarkable Coventry Cathedral
  • Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Boat trips


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks


There is pay and display parking on the road close to the basin.

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