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Peterborough Lift Lock, Peterborough

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Historic Site
Marvel at the wonders of physics and early 20th century technology when visiting Peterborough Lift Lock. This particular lock is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world at a height of 19.8 m (65 ft), almost 60 feet higher than other conventional locks of the time. It functions purely by gravity, with one caisson acting as a counterweight for the other. Visit the information center which offers interactive simulations and historical exhibits about the lock’s construction. Take a lunch or dinner cruise along the waterway on a riverboat, where you can experience the ascent and descent for yourself. A visit to Peterborough Lift Lock represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Peterborough vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We were kayaking from rice lake to lakefield and the big thrill was to go through here. The lockmasters were awesome and it was one of the highlights in my life.  more »
  • What a lovely place to visit no matter what time of year. My family and friends of mixed ages have visited this week whilst covered in snow. The lock was completely frozen over and still an amazing si...  more »
  • Nice relaxing ride with some history provided during the tour. Great for entire family old and young  more »
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  • It was beautiful when we visited. We had perfect timing to see how the lift works and the staff were very friendly to inform us and teach us about the lift.
  • One of my favourite places to visit in Peterborough. There are several picnic areas on the west side of the canal and a small free museum. Definitely have to go through the Lift Locks on a boat if you have the opportunity.
  • Super cool engineering feat, the lift lock is one of only a couple in the world.
  • A great historical trip down the lock
  • The Lift Lock is an incredible and beautiful piece of engineering. In my opinion, it is most beautiful in the Autumn!