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Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift Operations Centre Lift Lane | Anderton, Northwich CW9 6FW, England
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Great structure

I am always in awe of what our ancestors did. This did not disappoint. Ok it has been updated... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sondonduo
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Perfect historic gem

I loved this visit. Do the whole boat trip and you will get a truly fascinating insight into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bobxxxx
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Brighton, 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...more
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Anderton Boat Lift Operations Centre Lift Lane | Anderton, Northwich CW9 6FW, England
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"the river"
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"amazing piece of engineering"
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"the lower level"
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"working order"
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"trent mersey canal"
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"car park"
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"industrial heritage"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am always in awe of what our ancestors did. This did not disappoint. Ok it has been updated but... well worth a visit we just did the lift down. Ted the volunteer at 83 was very knowledgeable and helpful, we had a long chat...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this visit. Do the whole boat trip and you will get a truly fascinating insight into the industrial history of Alderton and the commercial imperatives behind why this lift needed to be built. The tour guides are so interesting and gracious in imparting...More

Thank Bobxxxx
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent experience. Guide was very informative,smartly dressed and very helpful,the tour was superb with fantastic scenery,great day out well constructed!! Thankyou

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Boat lift was recommended as a great place to visit, imagine the disappointment in finding out you can’t take your dog in the site. So we observed the lift from the bridge and had a fabulous walk along the canal and around the Saltscape...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'll presented visitor centre with lots of information about the Boat Lift. Excellent boat trip on Trent and Mersey and up bin the Boat Lift. Very friendly and informative guides. Need to pay for parking as it is attached to a nature park, but not...More

1  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, relaxing area. Well organised by friendly staff. Enjoyable boat trip followed by boat lift with an extremely interesting commentary by Andrew.

1  Thank JudM3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poor quality false and down right harsh.very upsetting very cruel and very nasty. How can such fab Attraction be so poor? Faux Amie live and learn but v v broken

Thank Gillian P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a fascinating look at a technological marvel, the whole experience (including queuing, the ride and walking back to the car park) took about 45 minutes. The guide was knowledgeable and presented well.

1  Thank waylander h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story behind the original construction of the lift, its re-design and restoration is fascinating and clearly told even for the non-technical like me. Those Victorians were so clever and enterprising. There is a very pleasant picnicky type area outside too. Don't bother with the...More

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive but a great day out for all ages A fabulous piece of living history . Something for everyone and a good exibition to look at. Hot and cold foods icecreams etc souvenirs available

Thank Gillian070
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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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