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Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift Operations Centre Lift Lane | Anderton, Northwich CW9 6FW, England
+44 1606 786777
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Walked around the boatlift

Visited the boat lift with my partner. A very interesting piece on engineering, worth a visit! also... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rachel D
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Great day out with loads to learn

Had a great day out at Anderton Boat Lift - the weather was glorious. Took my 7 year old grandson... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Giframac
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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The Anderton Boat Lift 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. From April to October you can enjoy boat trips through the lift and along the River Weaver Navigation.
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Anderton Boat Lift Operations Centre Lift Lane | Anderton, Northwich CW9 6FW, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the boat lift with my partner. A very interesting piece on engineering, worth a visit! also had a walk a long the canal - beautiful area

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great day out at Anderton Boat Lift - the weather was glorious. Took my 7 year old grandson and he really enjoyed himself. Educational, historic and interesting - for the whole family. Nice shop and lovely play area for the kids along with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

a very interesting day with a boat ride down and up the lift with much curtisy and friendliness witha visit to the shop afterwards

Thank Anthony C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Anderton Boat Lift is a world class piece of heavy industrial engineering restored to full working capability, by a team of willing volunteers. The visitors centre is top notch with a great view of the boat lift, interesting interactive displays and manned by lively...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is lovely and always served promptly and with a smile. Well worth a visit. Not done the boat trip as yet,but will in the summer time. One of my favourite places to visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the 28/01/18 with a schnauzer group am part of and had a fantastic walk starting from Anderton going through to Marbury Park and back to anderton weather was fantastic everyone had a good time

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fascinating place to visit. Visited here in the summer and took a trip on the boat lift would highly recommend

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Different type of day out, lovely location and cafe food good. Tons of parking. Good for a multi-genertion day out

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am very lucky to live a 5 minute walkaway from the Anderton Boat lift and nature park. I have seen the restoration of the lift itself which was an amazing feat and the development of the nature park from a wild almost industrial wasteland...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best enjoyed every minute could stay and watch all day. Parking easy and well sign posted.

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Tony P
21 February 2018|
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Response from Timothy T | Property representative |
There are wheelchairs to hire, we would suggest that you get a lift trip from the bottom of the lift to the top of the lift. Please call 01606786777
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Degsy2014
23 July 2017|
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Response from Graham W | Property representative |
Hi, All of our attraction is accessible including our trip boat the Edwin Clark but if you have any more questions please do not hesitate in giving us a call.
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Degsy2014
23 July 2017|
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Response from Louise S | Reviewed this property |
Just in case it is not too late to answer, the boat was also very accessible and had two wheelchair passengers the day we used it. They have the kind of ramps you use at rail stations to get on the boat and also an internal... More
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