Anderton Boat Lift & Visitor Centre 2024

It 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 50ft 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.


Operator: Canal & River Trust

Address: Lift Lane Anderton Northwich Cheshire CW9 6FW

  • Telephone: 01606 786 777
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: View website

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Open Days & Times

Visitor Centre – no trip boat: Sat-Sun Jan-17 Mar; Nov-1 Dec. 1000-1600. Visitor Centre & trip boat: 23 Mar-Oct Fri-Wed 0930-1630. Santas in Dec. Visit website for more details.


  • By Rail: Northwich / 2 miles


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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