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. 



  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Colin B
    Trip Type:
    Great engineering.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th October 2018
    Visited the boat lift centre and used the lift during our recent canal boat holiday, fantastic friendly and very helpful staff. Read full review
  • Alan H
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    First class attraction. Very enjoyable and interesting
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th October 2018
    This is a very well laid out and interesting place. The staff very friendly and knowledgeable. The whole lay is excellent. The snack bar and shop well laid out and staffed with very happy people... Read full review
  • Glynn R
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    No dogs allowed anywhere
    1 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th October 2018
    Dogs are not welcome anywhere at the anderton boat lift. There isn't even a bench and table to sit at to have a tea or coffee after making the 90 mile round trip to be refused admission. Read full review



  • 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

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction


  • 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.

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).

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

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.

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

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

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

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