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Anderton Boat Lift

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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What a lovely experience day. The Anderton boat lift was an amazing structure, the history that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Essy W
Great piece of engineering

What a great example of British Engineering this structure is. Its also a great day out with boat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan J
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a lovely experience day. The Anderton boat lift was an amazing structure, the history that went with it is very good. The staff from the boat was great, fun aswell. The staff in the shop, cafe and all around was polite pleasant and helpfull....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Essy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very nice historic tourist venue, though most of the customer service team could do with updated customer services relating to mostly communication. If you have a mobility difficulty please ensure that you get the help that you require. If you use a wheelchair, walking...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Yuppupbaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for a walk round Marbury park and Anderton boat lift today with my dog. By the time I got to the visitor centre, I was desperate for the loo. I was looking for the toilets round the outside balcony area, when a member...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great example of British Engineering this structure is. Its also a great day out with boat trips etc.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Alan J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great visit, all run like clockwork. We had a really great guide on our boat, very informative as well as a great sense of humour. The mechanical heron was so ridiculous it was hilarious !!!! The cafe serves very good cake and tea/coffee,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SallyC481
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting, but a bit pricey to go on it, & they tend to run late as very busy on the 2 days we went & in the end we had to get a refund as we couldn`t wait , as they were running almost 1hr...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Skip2071
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for my mums birthday and I was pleasantly surprised by the professional set up. The visitors centre is reasonably modern with a nice shop and lovely little cafe. The boat lift is highly impressive and the river trip actually quite lovely. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Hilditch_86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited whilst staying nearby. We have a dog and access was limited to viewing area and balcony outside the shop. Apparently dogs weren’t allowed anywhere previously. Couldn’t even walk in the grounds below or get closer to see the lift which we would have liked...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lyndsay63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our visit online not really knowing what it entailed. Got there about 15 mins before our booking. It was a lovely sunny day and we got on the boat for our 75 minute trip. We found it very informative.... the man steering the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dottieb600
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here as hubby wanted to see the boat lift we live not that far away and cant believe we have not been before, it was a lovely day out we booked seats for the river cruise and the boat lift, the staff were very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Roving18381299612
August 3, 2019|
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Response from rally5 | Reviewed this property |
No sorry
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Phil S
August 1, 2019|
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Response from GHalewood | Reviewed this property |
Think it’s the same time as the lift opening time,
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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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