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Anderton Boat Lift For Groups

Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW

Tel: 01606 786777

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About Us

Anderton Boat Lift is Cheshire’s award-winning attraction; a Victorian masterpiece of waterway engineering, built in 1875. 

- Discount on lift and river trips for groups of 12 or more
- FREE admission and refreshment voucher for coach drivers
- Discounted catering packages (when booked in advance)
- FREE coach parking
- Only 5 miles from M56

NEW FOR 2018

Visitors will be entertained all year round with a jam-packed events schedule with everything from beer and music festivals to Easter and summer themed kids activities, re-enactment groups, fireworks, Santa Cruises and much more! PLUS with the brand new, fully-accessible, bespoke play area, it’s fun for all ages!


Road Directions

The Anderton Boat Lift can be accessed by regional motorway and rail networks. Below are directions by rail, bus and road to help visitors find their way to the Anderton Boat Lift.

Lift Ln, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6FW, United Kingdom

Vehicle Parking Car Parking is available at the Anderton Boat Lift. Charges are £2 for up to three hours, or £3 all day. Charges will operate from 10am till 8pm daily. Coaches park for free. It is advisable to book coach parties in advance to ensure parking is available. Please contact us on 01606 872868 before your journey.

By Rail Local railway stations are available at Cuddington, Acton Bridge, Hartford, Greenbank, Northwich and Lostock Gralam. Telephone National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950 for train timetable details and prices.

By Bus Regular buses run to and from the Northwich area. 




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    Recent Reviews:

    • MrsFaz74
      Oswestry, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Enjoyable trip despite the rain!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th April 2018
      Had a great trip on the boat up the anderton lift. The staff were fun and friendly, the lift fascinating and the boat clean and safe. Also noteworthy Cafe with very sensibly priced food served by... Read full review
    • Coreyjames H
      Trip Type:
      Birthday trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 14th April 2018
      Drove all the way up from Warwickshire to come see the lift. So worth it, so interesting - very knowledgeable guide, thoroughly enjoyable tip down the river, really polite & friendly staff and the... Read full review
    • pinneydavid
      Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Be amazed by Victorian engineering plus a relaxing, informative boat trip
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 13th April 2018
      Our party had booked to take the boat down the lift then along the River Weaver. Everything was very well explained and we could ask questions. It took me some time to understand how the boat lift... Read full review


    Attraction Facilities

    • All Weather Attraction

    Provider Features

    • Indoor Attraction - The two-storey Visitor Centre, Coffee Shop and Gift Shop are all indoors. The Boat Trip is also completely covered.
    • Marketing Cheshire Member
    • No Smoking Attraction
    • Outdoor Attraction
    • Village Location - We are Located in the village of Anderton, just north of Northwich Town Centre.


    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp / Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (charge) - Parking is charged at £2 for up to 3 hours and £3 for the day (until car park closing time).


    • On-Site café/restaurant - The Coffee Shop is newly renovated serving fresh coffee, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, paninis, cakes and snacks.
    • Picnic Site - There are various locations to have a picnic, both on site and in the Northwich Community Woodlands.

    Payment Methods

    • Delta accepted
    • Groups Accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Min group size - To be classed as a group we require a minimum of 12 paying members in the party.
    • Special group rates
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Facilities

    • Conference facilities
    • Event Venue
    • Toilets

    Target Markets

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed Towards Children
    • Marketed Towards Families
    • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Demonstrations Given
    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
    • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
    • Min group size numeric qualifier - 12
    • Wi-fi available

    Opening Times

    High Season (30 Mar 2018 - 31 July 2018)
    Monday - Friday09:30 - 16:00
    Saturday - Sunday09:30 - 17:30
    High Season (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018)
    Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:30
    Bank Holiday09:30 - 17:30
    Low Season (1 Sept 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
    Monday - Friday09:30 - 16:00
    Saturday - Sunday09:30 - 17:30
    Low Season (1 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018)
    Monday - Sunday09:30 - 16:00
    Low Season (1 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019)
    Monday - Sunday09:30 - 16:00

    * Consult website for further specific information for opening times throughout the year.

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