Chester and The Anderton Boat Lift


Travel by Coach
3 Included Excursions
  • Visit the impressive Anderton Boat Lift
  • Discover the medieval city of Chester
  • Jaunt to the market town of Llangollen
  • Call at the Blakemere Craft Centre

The Anderton Boat Lift still does the job it was designed to do, dating back to 1875 – lifting narrowboats 50 feet up from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal – a truly impressive sight. We’ll also visit medieval Chester and the market town of Llangollen.

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Day One: Home to Rossett
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Hallmark Hotel Llyndir Hall, where we’ll check in and enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Days Two to Four: Rossett
We spend the next three days in Chester during which time we will be taking two included excursions. We travel to the village of Anderton to visit the Anderton Boat Lift which is known as one of the wonders of the waterways and you will be able to learn about the mechanical operation of the lift and the history behind it. 

We also visit the ancient market town of Llangollen where the main sights are the ruined castle which is just outside of town and Plas Newydd a half-timbered, intricately carved house.

We stay in the centre of Chester, just outside the train station, you will have free time to explore the city, in particular the city walls and other Roman era sites. From our position next to the train station you can easily reach both Liverpool and Manchester in an hour or less by train (B,D)

Day Five: Rossett to Home

Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

Hallmark Hotel Llyndir Hall

The Hallmark Hotel Llyndir Hall is an early 19th century villa, surrounded by five acres of landscaped gardens, in the Welsh borders, yet just a short distance from Chester.

Rooms at this hotel

Hotel Gallery

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day Chester

Full day excursion to the historic city of Chester. See the sights or shop til you drop along the delightful 13th century Rows.


Full Day: Blakemere Craft Centre and Anderton Boat Lift

Excursion incorporating a stop at the popular Blakemere Craft Centre and a visit to the Anderton Boat Lift. Known as the 'Cathedral of the Canals', this is the world's first boat lift and an impressive feat of engineering.


Full Day: Llangollen

Enjoy a scenic tour travelling via Rhos-on-Sea and the marble church at St Asaph to visit the ancient market town of Llangollen, nestled within the beautiful Dee Valley and under the watchful gaze of Dinas Bran Castle. We return to Llandudno via the scenic Horseshoe Pass.