What's on inAnderton

Welcome to Anderton

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Anderton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Anderton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Anderton

Beer, Bands & Burgers at Anderton Boat Lift
Anderton Boat Lift, Canal and River Trust

12 Cask Ales Gin & Prosecco Bar 4 Ciders Burgers Alcohol‐free Bar Local BandsBack by popular demand this years festival is not just for beer lovers... It also welcomes cider fans gin connoisseurs prosecco enthusiasts and pretty…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01606 786777
Afternoon Tea & Boat Trip at Anderton Boat Lift
Anderton Boat Lift, Canal and River Trust

This year Anderton Boat Lift will be hosting a series of exclusive afternoon tea experience days. The day will include a thrilling trip into the magnificent Boat Lift combined with a delightful journey on the River Weaver. Back on dry land its…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01606 786777

Tourist Attractions

Dunham Massey

Country estate including mansion with important collections and 'below stairs' areas, impressive garden and deer park. An early Georgian house built around a Tudor core, Dunham Massey was extensively reworked in the early years of the 20th century. The result is one of Britain's most sumptuous…


The Cuckooland Museum would like to welcome you to be astonished at the variety, quality and ingenuity associated with the ancient craft of cuckoo clock making. The museums collection is regarded as the most important of its type in Britain, Europe and the rest of the world.The collection…

Tatton Park

A day at Tatton Park has much to offer, its two historic houses, the Mansion and Tudor Old Hall, are set in 1000 acres of beautiful parkland with lakes, tree‐lined avenues and herds of red and fallow deer. Award‐winning gardens, a working farm, speciality shops and a…

Tabley House

Tabley House was designed by John Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester, Bt. , and completed in 1769. His son, Sir John Fleming Leicester, Bt. , later 1st Lord de Tabley, was the first great patron and collector of British paintings. He…

Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift was designed and built by Edwin Clark in 1875, and is the worlds first boat lift, that speeded up the movement of cargoes carrying coal, salt and lay between the Weaver Navigation and the Trent and Mersey Canalthe modern and attractive operations centre houses…

Arley Hall and Gardens

Recently voted amongst the top 50 in Europe and in the top 10 in Britain, the Gardens are a plantsman's paradise and are celebrated for the oldest and finest double herbaceous borders in the country. Praised by international plantsman Roy Lancaster as 'one of the most exciting…

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