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Anderton Boat Lift

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Officially the best told story in England 2016 - The Anderton Boat Lift has earnt its nick-name of Cathedral of the Canals for a very good reason.

VisitEngland accolade for AndertonNot only does it still do the job it was designed to do, all the way back in 1875, of lifting narrowboats and barges straight up the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal. But it does it with the most ingenious and endearing character of any structure on the canal system.

It also offers the intrepid among you a unique opportunity – to access the very top of the workings. But do you dare take our ‘Top of the World Tour’? Find out on your visit to the Canal & River Trust’s Anderton Boat Lift.

Opening times

Visitor Centre, coffee shop and boat trips

August open every day: 9.30am - 5.30pm

1 - 30 September 2017

Weekdays: 9.30am - 4.00pm

Weekends & Bank Holidays: 9.30am - 5.30pm

1 October - 5 November 2017

Everyday: 9.30am - 4.00pm


Anderton Boat Lift

Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW
01606 786 777