Diglis Basin

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A view of Diglis Basin. The Worcester and Birmingham canal continues in the gap between buildings visible at the rear of the photo
Worcester and Birmingham Canal
BCN Main Line
Gas Street Basin(Worcester Bar)
Holliday Street aqueduct
86 A4540 Middle Ring Road
Edgbaston Tunnel(105 yd)
81 Cross-City Line
Dudley CanalSelly Oak Jn
Ariel Aqueduct
80 A38 Bristol Road
79 Cross-City Line
75 A441 Pershore Road
74 Camp Hill Line
Stratford-upon-Avon Canal
-- Kings Norton Jn
Wast Hills Tunnel(2726 yd)
67 A441 road bridge
Upper Bittell Resr and feeder
Lower Bittell Resr
M42 road bridge
Crown Meadow Arm
Shortwood Tunnel(613 yd)
Tardebigge Tunnel(580 yd)
Tardebigge Wharf
Tardebigge Resr / engine house
29-58 Tardebigge Locks (30)
23-28 Stoke Locks (6)
17-22 Astwood Locks (6)
37 Railway bridge
Droitwich Canal
35 B4090 Hanbury Road
Dunhampstead Tunnel(230 yd)
24A M5 road bridge
11-16 Offerton Locks (6)
22A A449(T) bridge
5-10 Locks (6)
4 Blockhouse Lock
3 Sidbury Lock, Worcester
Diglis Basins and dry dock
1-2 wide beam locks (2)
River Severn

Diglis Basin is a canal basin on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. It is situated in Diglis in the centre of Worcester, England, near The Commandery (a command post during the English Civil War).

To the north is Tibberton (8.41 miles and 14 locks away) and to the west is Diglis Junction (0.25 miles and 2 locks to the west)[1] where the canal meets the River Severn. It is the first basin (with associated amenities) reached after joining the canal from the River Severn.

Facilities available[edit]

With its central position in Worcester, Diglis Basin is very convenient for shops and leisure facilities in the centre of the city. It also has the following facilities of its own:


Coordinates: 52°11′00″N 2°13′14″W / 52.1834°N 2.2206°W / 52.1834; -2.2206