Anderton Boat Lift & Steam Railway
2 Days - 2021
Two special days away featuring a heritage train journey on the enchanting Llangollen Steam Railway, a horse-drawn cruise along the picturesque Llangollen Canal and a unique experience at the Anderton Boat Lift – all this in one action-packed weekend!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Return coach travel
- Overnight stay at the 3-star Ibis Styles Hotel, Crewe with dinner & breakfast
- Heritage train journey on the Llangollen Steam Railway
- Horse-drawn boat cruise on the Llangollen Canal
- Included visit to Blakemere VIillage
- Combined lift and river cruise at the Anderton Boat Lift
Please note that for the 2nd April 2022 departure there will be an addition cost of £12 to your break due to the ticket price to the Llangollen Railway increasing over the ‘Transport Weekend’.
Anderton Boat Lift carousel
Located on the banks of the River Dee and surrounded by rolling Welsh hills, Llangollen is a picturesque little town that’s brimming with things to do.
Dating back to the 7th century, the vibrant town is part of an eleven mile stretch of canal which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the town you will find plenty of quirky boutiques and independent shops, plus stunning waterside walks and exquisite surrounding countryside, best viewed from a steam train or horse pulled canal trip.
Blakemere VillageBlakemere Village
Blakemere Village is a family-run attraction set in the heart of Cheshire. You’ll find a unique collection of independent shops gathered around the quaint courtyard, a popular craft workshop and plenty of tempting food and drink outlets. There is also a wide range of activities on offer, from segways to the award-winning Birds of Prey experience plus woodland trails and an outdoor adventure playpark.
Anderton Boat LiftAnderton Boat Lift
Cheshire’s Anderton Boat Lift is renowned as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Waterways’ and is an incredible piece of engineering. The magnificent Victorian structure still fulfils its original purpose, lifting boats and barges 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal high above.
Step aboard the Edwin Clark, named after the engineer who designed and constructed the impressive machinery, and enjoy this unique experience. The lower level houses an insightful exhibition where you can discover the story of the lift, the people of the waterways that used it and the people who brought it back to life.Back to top
Ibis Styles Hotel, Crewe Ibis Styles Hotel, Crewe
Located in Crewe’s business district, the stylish Ibis Styles Hotel is perfectly placed for our itinerary and offers a great standard of service.
Hotel Features: Bedrooms with en-suite facilities, TV, and tea/coffee-making facilities ● Bar ● Restaurant ● Lounge area ● Free Wi-FiBack to top