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Anderton Boat Lift

The Boat Lift was built in 1875 and has earned its nickname 'Cathedral of the Canals' for a very good reason. Not only does it still do the job it was designed to do of lifting boats and barges the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal, but it does it with the most ingenious and endearing character of any structure on the canal system.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


Canal & River Trust


Lift Lane Anderton Northwich Cheshire CW9 6FW

  • 01606 786 777
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Open days

Sat-Sun all year. Daily Apr-Oct.


By Rail: Northwich / 2 miles

It is one of the 'Seven Wonders of the Waterways' and together with its visitor centre, brand new Let's Play play area and nearby Northwich Community Woodlands, make a visit unmissable.

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Photography Books Bundle

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