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“Anderton Boat Lift”
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Anderton Boat Lift
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Owner description: 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 boats up and down. The original counter-balanced system was replaced in 1908 by electric operation, but the lift now works hydraulically again. No description can adequately convey the sheer scale of this engineering feat. The lift worked until 1983 when serious deterioration of the structure was discovered. Some £7m was raised to fund the restoration, which was completed in 2002. The completion of the restoration was followed by the opening of an Operations Centre in 2003. This offers interactive displays, educational facilities, a gift shop and a coffee shop. From April to October you can enjoy boat trips through the lift and along the River Weaver Navigation.
Reviewed June 10, 2013

What a nice day out and it's free to view, this Victorian structure which takes boats from Trent and Mersey Canal to the River Weaver.
Visitors Centre which explains everything, a cafe with inside and outside seating, clean and tidy.
You can sit on the grass and watch the lift working or buy a ticket to take a boat ride in the lift.
Plenty of space to sit and have a picnic with a small play area for the smaller children.
It's a Pay and Display car park.
Wheelchair friendly access all areas.

1  Thank AnnC56
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We knew it was there but had never been up or down it. So one afternoon we went . I was surprised and amazed at it close up those Victorians know what they where doing. The whole country park and lift area is great for a picnic and children's adventure afternoon. The maze kelp them lost for a bit but not too big.

2  Thank MrsBrew67
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The restored boat lift takes boats from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey canal. Visitors can buy a ride on a boat through the lift and visit the well-presented lift museum. This also has a coffee shop and museum shop.
Good access by ramped paths to the base of the lift and the river, which is probably the best viewing point.
A great feat of Victorian engineering lovingly restored and now a much-visited local attraction.

1  Thank Neal S
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great piece of history and engineering,marvellous that it was brought back to life and not left to be a part of derelict history.

2  Thank Karen J
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Been here many times with my step granson.
he loves it and we see something different every time.
Great to walk to from Marbury Country Park

Thank SLIrvin4
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