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The Anderton Boat Lift was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal. Like all great things, the concept is simple: two huge water tanks, each with watertight sealable doors carry...more
Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Anderton Boat Lift Operations Centre Lift Lane | Anderton, Northwich CW9 6FW, England
All reviews the river victorian engineering well worth a visit amazing piece of engineering falkirk wheel working order trent mersey canal souvenir shop country park car park industrial heritage nice cafe information centre small museum interesting visit sunny day plenty of parking
We had a lovely time on the Santa Cruise. I booked for me and my little girl and my friends from Nottingham. Very well organised. Friendly staff. We then enjoyed a snack in the café. Again, friendly staff. I LOVED the free craft area for...More
An attraction to please a wide age group. Interactive displays, film of the history of the lift, a children's playground and,for an aadditional charge boat trips along the River Weaver.
There is a cafe if you should feel peckish and close by is the Stanley...More
Drove from the South Lakes for the Santa Cruise and it was so worth it! Great food in the cafe, staff were fantastic and the Santa Cruise was wonderful! Lovely Father Christmas and great, age-appropriate gift. Great visitors centre for all ages and Christmas crafys....More
We spent an afternoon there and had a good time taken a walk on the trails around the area. We originally came to see the boat lift work but it is closed until next April. So we were going to take a boat ride but...More
We went on the short boat trip along the river Weaver from the boat lift. A short boat trip with excellent commentary was followed by afternoon tea in the marquee. There were plenty of cakes and a scone and a few sandwiches. Plenty of tea...More
It was a repeat visit for myself and my husband as we had visied years ago and we weren't disappointed. The last time we visited was in summer but it was very busy and so this I suggested we go in me mid autumn, and...More
The Anderton Boat lift is somewhere I’ve been wanting to visit for ages. There is always the risk that it won’t live up to expectation. Not so here. It is a fascinating site. Entry to the exhibition centre and the grounds is free. There is...More
We attended the Remembrance Commemoration of 100 years since the end of WW1 today. Thousands of poppy petals allowed to fall from the top of the lift - also known as The Cathedral of The Canals. Two beautifully presented historic boats at the foot of...More
Awestruck by the engineering to join a canal on one level to River down below, recommend the cruise and lift experience as you don't actually see much while in the lift due to high sides of the tank, Commentary was very informative but felt they...More
Free to go in to the centre. ( Cruise which includes going up/ down in the lift is extra) Exhibition is very good. Some interactive exhibits for young children. Nice grounds with gardens and picnic tables. Good viewing area with information signs. Nice nautically themed...More
Just in case it is not too late to answer, the boat was also very accessible and had two wheelchair passengers the day we used it. They have the kind of ramps you use at rail stations to get on the boat and also an internal... More
Just in case it is not too late to answer, the boat was also very accessible and had two wheelchair passengers the day we used it. They have the kind of ramps you use at rail stations to get on the boat and also an internal ramp to get over the steps inside into the boat. The boat staff are also extremely friendly and helpful.