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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford, England
01274-589010
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Shipley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Take a scenic trip on a historic attraction: the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain dating from 1895.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

How wonderful! After walking through Salts Mill and Roberts Park we found ourself at this old tramway going up to Shipley Glen. It was so quaint. It is well worth taking a ride up and a walk across Shipley Glen. Very unusual rock formations. Apparently this place was a playground during Victorian times and still is today. I'm sure there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Okay, the ride only lasts a few minutes but what can you expect for a pound? Travelling on the Shipley Glen Tramway is like stepping back into a time when the pace of life was slower and more innocent. I have used the Tramway countless times over the years but still get a buzz of excitement every time I use... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's not a long ride, but it is fun and for only a pound (30p for kids) I challenge you to find better value anywhere. We had kids with us from age 10 to 14 and they had a good ride and particularly liked the sweet shop at the top.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have lived in district for nearly 50 years - first visit! Came with 8 and 5 year old grandchildren - they love the Glen and playing on the rocks -this is now an added bonus -they loved it - and just the right length of time though ,of course, at these prices, we came and went all afternoon .... More

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Kent
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We travelled to the Tramway only to find it was shut. Maybe the journey is fun and the shop and cafe etc worthwhile but in its closed state it looked like a couple of old sheds. The tramway itself looked very rusty and a bit unsafe. How they can possibly cater for school parties is beyond me. The woodland walk... More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Me and my two young sons visit here many times a year. We always park at the top side and ride down where with a very short walk there is a great modern play park. Such a shame the fairground is now shut, we used to always go as kids, but the tramway itself is just like it always was,... More

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JohnPShipley, Volunteer at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review, we shall try & keep things going. As you can see plenty of on-going work with the decor. More

Keighley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Shipley glen tram way is about hundred and fifty years old it goes through beautiful woodland to Shipley glen it's self it's a kids paradise with rocks to climb and caves to explore and rolling grass land ideal for picknicks all so for the grown ups a licensed tea room with peacocks roaming lose were you can sit in or... More

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JohnPShipley, Volunteer at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review, we shall try & keep things going. As you can see plenty of on-going work with the decor. Not sure about the peacocks? More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Shipley Glen Tramway has been renovated and is run by volunteers. It is just as lovely as I remember it being as a child and at £1 per ride it's great value. Three generations enjoyed the day out and a wander in Roberts Park where there's a lovely park. Thank you to the volunteers who have restored it to it's... More

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JohnPShipley, Volunteer at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review, we shall try & keep things going. As you can see plenty of on-going work with the decor. More

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

First went on the tram as child many years ago so had to go again when we visited recently. I remember the fare used to be 2 pence up and 1 penny down. Fares have gone up of course but little else has changed. Still great ride for kids (of all ages). Well done the volunteers.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I went on this for the first time with my Grandparents and family who went on this as children. It was really fun and enjoyable. The museum, shops and staff were all very enjoyable

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