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|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult - Combined Lift and River Trip||£12.50 per ticket|
|Child - Combined Lift and River Trip||£9.50 per ticket|
|Concession - Combined Lift and River Trip||£11.00 per ticket|
|Family - Combined Lift and River Trip||£34.50 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
The Anderton Boat Lift is a great day out, whether you are a history buff or a family looking for weekend activities.
The Visitor Centre has FREE entry and is home to a fantastic, interactive exhibition, Gift Shop and Coffee Shop. Discover the history and heritage behind the Boat Lift in the exhibition, take a guided boat trip through the magnicent lift itself, then enjoy a tasty light lunch, sandwich, jacket potato or homemade cake and hot drink in the Coffee Shop, overlooking the grounds. The Full English Breakfast is also worth a try!
Feel free to browse the gift shop with its unique heritage and historic content, while outdoor decking offers fine views over the grounds and lift. On fine weather days, take advantage of the picnic areas, located in the impressive shadow of this mighty structure.
From March to October you can enjoy boat trips through the lift and along the River Weaver Navigation.
There is also a great, year-round events calendar: from the Viking Weekend to a Music Festival, Firework Spectacular and Santa Cruises!
The Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible edifice, perched on the banks of the River Weaver like some giant three-storey-high iron spider. It 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.
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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|Low Season (3 Dec 2016 - 17 Mar 2017)|
|High Season (18 Mar 2017 - 5 Nov 2017)|
* There are extended opening hours in August, every day until 17:30.
Please note opening times vary.
Consult website for further specific information for opening times throughout the year.