Whilst there are currently no trips through the lift itself, the ‘Cathedral of the Canals’ still has plenty on offer to guarantee a wonderful day out for all the family!
Our Visitor Centre (including exhibition, grounds, gift shop and coffee shop) is still very much open for you to visit on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Book one of our extended River Cruises along the picturesque Weaver Navigation (at 11.30am or 2pm), 1 April - 1 November.
There’s also a free waterways themed children's playground ... or you can just enjoy a stroll around our stunning grounds exploring the wide-open spaces and landscaped garden before treating yourself to our selection of fresh cakes, sandwiches, pizzas, paninis and hot and cold drinks in our hill top Coffee Shop overlooking the lift. To book tours and cruises call 01606 786777
We are dog-friendly throughout the site including our river cruises (at the Boat Master’s discretion).
Watch out for our seasonal programme of Santa Cruises taking place throughout December.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Boat Trip (Adult - 16+)||£14.50 adult|
|Boat Trip (Child - 3 - 15)||£12.50 child|
|Boat Trip (Under 3s)||Free|
|Walking the Lift Tour (16+ Only)||£10.00 adult|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Season (1 Nov 2022 - 31 Mar 2023)|
|Monday - Friday||Closed|
|Saturday - Sunday||09:30||- 16:00|
|Season (1 Apr 2023 - 31 Oct 2023)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:30||- 16:30|
* Boat Trips are available 1st April – 31st Oct*
Boat Trip departure times:
10:00, 11:30, 14:00, 15:30
*please note NO boat trips operate on the first Thursday of each month
There are no boat trips 1 November - 31 March
Walking the Lift Tours
Selected dates during the year visit canalrivertrust.org.uk/Anderton for info
Minimum age 16years
Car park open:
1 April to 30 September 9:00 - 20:00
1 October to 31 March 9:00 - 17:00
There's a charge and you can pay both by cash and card:
£2 for up to three hours
£3 all day
Free for coaches - please call 01606 786777 to book your coach in advance to make sure parking is available
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.
Rail- Northwich Station is the nearest station which is 35-minute walk (1.8 miles). Bus transfers avaiable from rail station and Northwich Bus Interchange.
Bus - Buses run regularly to and from Northwich. Closest bus stop Swing Bridge (13-minute walk, 0.7 mi)
Bike - download the heritage cycle trail leaflet and map
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