museums and attractions

Transport / Maritime

Anderton Boat Lift

The lift was built in 1875 to enable boats to be transferred between the Trent & Mersey Canal and the River Weaver. An impressive structure otherwise known as the ‘Cathedral of the Canals’ which can be seen working, trip boat also operates summer months. Visitor Centre.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


Canal & River Trust


Lift Lane Anderton Northwich Cheshire CW9 6FW

  • 01606 786 777
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  • View website

Open days

Sat-Sun all year. Daily mid Mar-Oct.


By Rail: Northwich / 2 miles


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