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Anderton Boat Lift

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Superbly Restored Victorian Masterpiece with a Great Visitor Centre

Located between the Trent & Mersey Canal and the River Weaver this unique piece of Victorian... read more

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Rossergruffydd
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff

We were at the Anderton Boat Lift 2 weeks ago, great experience and the staff were all so friendly... read more

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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
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Anderton Boat Lift Visitor Centre Lift Lane, Anderton CW9 6FW, England
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Located between the Trent & Mersey Canal and the River Weaver this unique piece of Victorian engineering skill and enterprise has to be seen up close to be appreciated in full with its 'Eiffel Tower' type construction and its impressive use of hydraulic power. It's...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed yesterday

We were at the Anderton Boat Lift 2 weeks ago, great experience and the staff were all so friendly and knowledgeable. Tom, my husband was lucky enough to have a guided walk tour up to the top of the lift. Everyone went out of their...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sue C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Canal and Rivers Trust have recently allowed limited access for dog walkers; this is a great improvement on zero access, but still means 98% of the site can’t be visited. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed into the upper basin and cafe balcony...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyable day on the river weaver boat trip followed by an assent of the Anderton boat lift, from the day of advance booking with a very helpful member of staff called Joanna who answered my numerous email questions before taking my booking over the phone,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank FOCUSVON
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a coach party booked in for a 2-15 boat lift trip. We arrived in good time and were given a brief greeting by a friendly Canal and river trust chappie who advised us to be down at the riverside for 2 pm for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TonyRTurner
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited Anderton Boat Lift yesterday as part of an organised group. A trip on the river had been organised followed by an ascent in the lift. Initially we were given a very warm ‘meet & greet’ but unfortunately, our river trip was somewhat spoiled...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rover33507
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a sunny day and found the whole area very good. Has interesting data about the boat lift and we actually saw it working, which was good to watch. Has a cafe and outside terrace to sit and look at the area. Has a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PSE1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a delightful hour on the canal before going up on boat lift. Entertaining and knowledgeable commentary throughout

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank candam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing piece of kit see 252 tons still stuck in my head from info on boat trip,I accompanied my husband as he has wanted to visit this for years,and me being a woman usually find these things boreing but I was fascinated and enjoyed everything...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Crawler123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent visit to the top of the boat lift, guided by the very knowledgeable and informative guide Dave. Amazing piece of engineeringthat is still in use - it was built in 1875!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Tony P
February 21, 2018|
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Response from onetwothreefourfives | Property representative |
There are wheelchairs to hire, we would suggest that you get a lift trip from the bottom of the lift to the top of the lift. Please call 01606786777
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Degsy2014
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Graham W | Property representative |
Hi, All of our attraction is accessible including our trip boat the Edwin Clark but if you have any more questions please do not hesitate in giving us a call.
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Degsy2014
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Louise S | Reviewed this property |
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
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