Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.
To build your own Itinerary, click to add an item to your Itinerary basket.
|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 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.
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.
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 April to October you can enjoy boat trips through the lift and along the River Weaver Navigation.
Leave M6, jct 19 and follow A556 to Chester, take A559 for Northwich town centre. Follow brown signs.
Leave M56, jct 10 the Anderton Boat Lift is just 5 miles, follow the A49 for Northwich turn left onto A533 Barnton. Follow signage.
Marine Approach is a luxurious townhouse located in a gated development, close to the...
A privately-owned and run hotel, offering the personal touch when organising any event or...
Peacefully situated on a no through road next to the church, yet only 3 miles from the...
An elegant bed and breakfast in Northwich, The Red Lion benefits from the pleasant...
We are a 32-bedroom lodge connected to a Millers restaurant and bar. Situated on the...
A Grade II listed former farmhouse dating back to 1772 situated in the village of...
Our accommodation reflects a modern Lodge style format, with extra spacious bedrooms,...
Six luxury apartments located in a quiet, rural area, not far from Davenham village and...
This 300 year old building has been sympathetically converted to form a rural guest house...
Elegant, attractive and spacious traditional farmhouse bed and breakfast accommodation in...
Georgian farmhouse in a quiet rural location. Easy access of motorways and country walks...
You spend the night, not a fortune (TM). But you also get the kind of facilities and...
A 96-bedroom hotel all en suite, 24-hour room service. Junction restaurant which offers...
Surrounded by open countryside a warm welcome is guaranteed.
A delightfully appointed beamed country cottage with open aspect to front and rear, set...
Lamb Cottage Caravan Park is set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, offering a...
|Low Season (3 Dec 2016 - 12 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.