Planning your visit
Address: Anderton Boat Lift, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW View on Google map
Opening Times: Our coffee shop, grounds and visitor centre are open for you to visit on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Boat Trips will restart on 1 April. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Price: Our visitor centre and grounds are free to enter, but there's a small cost for parking
Toilets: Inside the visitor centre
Unfortunately our boat trips have finished for this season, but our coffee shop, grounds and visitor centre are still open at weekends for you to visit.
Please note: from w/c 5 January 2022, there is a road closure located at Soot Hill. If travelling to us by car please arrive via the M56, J10 and follow the brown tourist signs from the A559 (please ignore the road closure signs at Gibb Hill as this route will get you to us).
Winner of experience of the year 2019, The Anderton Boat Lift has earnt its nickname of Cathedral of the Canals for a very good reason. Not only does it still do the job it was designed to do of lifting boats and barges the 50 feet from the River Weaver Navigation to the Trent & Mersey Canal, but it does it with the most ingenious and endearing character of any structure on the canal system.
We welcome well behaved dogs on leads in our visitor, coffee shop and grounds.
Places to eat:
- The Edwin Clark ,
Unfortunately our boat trips have finished for this season but we are taking provisonal bookings for next year. Please call 01606 786777 or email email@example.com for more information.
You'll find loads of benches around our garden - most with views of the lift. There's even a maze and our new Let's Play! area.
Please note: from w/c 5th January 2022, there is a road closure located at Soot Hill. If travelling to us by car please arrive via the M56, J10 and follow the brown tourist signs from the A559 (please ignore the road closure signs at Gibb Hill as this route will get you to us).
By car - the car park is managed by Cheshire West & Chester Council. Postcode CW9 6FW.
1 April to 30 September 9:00 - 20:00
1 November to 31 March 9:00 - 17:00
There's a charge and you can pay both by cash and card:
- £2 for up to three hours
- £3 all day
- Free for coaches - please call 01606 786777 to book your coach in advance to make sure parking is available
By train - Northwich Station is the nearest at a 15 minute taxi ride away. Visit National Rail enquiries for train timetable details and prices
By bus - regular buses run to and from Northwich. Call Cheshire West & Chester Council Travel Line on 0871 200 22 33 for timetable and fare details
By bike - download the heritage cycle trail leaflet and map
Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in our grounds, coffee shop and visitor centre with you.