Coventry Canal BasinParks & Walks
- All the family
- Under 5s
- School age
Rescued from dereliction, today Coventry Canal Basin is a great place to explore canal heritage, spot quirky crafts in old warehouses, relax in cafes and bars and spot local wildlife on the water. Download a map here.
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, a boat hire company, 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 stroll or bike ride.
A footbridge over the ringroad lets you walk from the basin to the town centre, with places to shop, eat and drink.
Things to do at Coventry Canal Basin:
Discover the old weighbridge house, the humped-backed bridge, and old warehouses
The Art Trail at Coventry Canal Basin
Cycle down the towpath and spot award-winning public art. For more specific details on the artwork and the artists concerned see link.
Find the statue of James Brindley (1716-1772) who was commissioned to build Coventry Canal. James was one of the early canal engineers who worked on some of the first canals of the modern era. He played an essential role in shaping the way canals were built during the Industrial Revolution.
The Country Crust Tea Rooms
The Country Crust Tearooms is a small family run business. It has been situated in Coventry Canal Basin for the last ten years and has a lovely warm and friendly atmosphere. You can enjoy freshly prepared food from the menu as you admire the local artist’s artwork on the walls.
There are public toilets a short walk from Coventry Canal Basin
Parking at Coventry Canal Basin
There is pay and display parking on the road close to the Canal Basin.