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Anderton Boat Lift

Built in 1875, the Anderton Boat Lift provides a fifty foot vertical link between two waterways - the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal.

The lift was in use for over 100 years until it was closed due to corrosion in 1983. Restoration started in 2001 and the boat lift was re-opened in 2002.  The lift, its attractive visitor centre and exhibitions exploring the lift’s history and the people who worked on and around it, are operated by British Waterways. 

Go aboard the elegant Edwin Clark boat trip, named after the original designer, and travel through the heart of the lift on the 30 minute voyage between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal high above.

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