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Anderton Boat Lift

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Anderton Boat Lift

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Peter F wrote a review Sep 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
Had booked a guided tour on the boat lift but due to Corona Virus this was not possible. However we were given refreshments and then taken down to see The Boat Lift in action together with a talk explaining its history and how it works.A truly great piece of Victorian engineering.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Garry S wrote a review Sep 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom29 contributions10 helpful votes
We had booked a return decent to the river twice. The staff member we met on both times we used the lift we've forgotten the name of. Very friendly, helpful and has a lot of knowledge about the lift and the area. He did drive the visitor boat but that isn't running right now. We enjoyed the experience. Thank you.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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The_Glovers_UK wrote a review Sep 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom387 contributions113 helpful votes
Stopped here for a quick visit on our way home from a lovely few days staying nearby. The car park machines weren’t working so parking was free :) but they seemed reasonably priced. The lift itself is a magnificent piece of engineering and we were lucky enough to arrive with a few minutes to spare so we could see it in operation (It runs every 40 mins or so). We also had a nice walk along the canal afterwards.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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JazzBoro wrote a review Sep 2020
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom161 contributions94 helpful votes
Lovely place to take a walk by the canals. Well designed and site layout is very good. Its a pity the Cafe is not as good as coffee we ordered was well below par made by inexperienced staff , no taste , no flavour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Hazel wrote a review Sep 2020
Oldham, United Kingdom54 contributions14 helpful votes
What a lovely place to visit. Personally I had never heard of this place, but my husband had mentioned it so I thought we would give it a try. It is free and other than the usual social distancing and wearing a mask in confined spaces there are no other problems. The cafe has lovely cakes, you can walk along the canal where you will find a boat selling fresh made pizza (they actually have a stone fire oven on board) and further up the canal there is a boat called the Barge Inn selling alcoholic beverages, there are also a couple of boats selling hand made novelties. Very quaint. A nice way to spend a couple of hours watching the boats as long as the weather is fine. The lift itself is an engineering marvel - we wasn't lucky enough to see any boats coming through it at the time we were there, but you can see how amazing it is. Well worth a visit for a great walk.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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