The grounds and takeaway are now open - Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Keep an eye on the website and social media for updates on the visitor centre reopening and boat trips restarting in the summer.
Marvel at the miraculous feat of Victorian engineering they call the ‘Cathedral of the Canals’. No wonder it won Visit England’s 2018 Large Visitor Attraction Of The Year - Take a 30-minute boat ride up or down the lift to get the inside track on its workings. If you’ve got a head for heights, try Walking The Lift; venture out along the aqueduct to see the former control room and machine deck, then climb to the very top of this impressive structure for wonderful panoramic views. Little ones will love the new Let’s Play outdoor area, complete with a mock-up of Anderton’s bridge, control house and mooring area, and, inside the Visitor Centre, a lift-themed craft area where young imaginations can fly. Check out, too, the fascinating exhibition about this unique spectacle.
Lift Trip Only;
Adults 25+ £8.25
Children 5-15 £4.25
Young adult 16-24 £6.25
Under 5's FREE
River Trip Only;
Adults 25+ £5.25
Children 5-15 £3.25
Young adult 16-24 £4.25
Under 5's FREE
Combined Lift & River Trip;
Adults 25+ £12.25
Children 5-15 £7.25
Young Adult 16-24 £9.25
Under 5's FREE
|2022 (20 May 2022 - 30 Sept 2022)|
|Monday - Friday||09:30||- 16:00|
|Saturday - Sunday||09:30||- 17:30|
|Bank Holiday||09:30||- 17:30|
* Currently only the grounds and takeaway service is open - Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Keep an eye on this page and social media for updates on the visitor centre reopening and boat trips restarting in the summer.
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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