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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

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Address: Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford, England
Phone Number: 01274-589010
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Description: Take a scenic trip on a historic attraction: the oldest working cable...
Take a scenic trip on a historic attraction: the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain dating from 1895.
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Charming Victorian novelty

Taken the kids twice to this and they loved it. Friendly informative staff, interesting museum and a nice little quaint piece of English history. Shipley/Saltaire has lots to do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Have been several times on the Shipley Glen Tramway - there can't be many such places left and this uniqueness adds to its charms. As other reviewers have pointed out, it's a hidden gem, a piece of history and totally reliant on the lovely volunteers who run it, so huge thanks to them. They do a Santa's grotto in December... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who keep this marvellous tramway running. It was 2 quid per adult. There is a museum at the bottom station with masses of information and history. You can also see the workings and machinery of the ride. The gentleman at the museum and ladies selling tickets were so friendly . The staff at the... More 

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

What a treasure Take the grandkids now what could be more fun than going downhill in a driverless carriage Congratulations to all the volunteers that keep it running for us to enjoy !

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Taken the kids twice to this and they loved it. Friendly informative staff, interesting museum and a nice little quaint piece of English history. Shipley/Saltaire has lots to do but I'd recommend putting an hour aside to use the tramway and have a walk up to Bingley Moor - great for playing hide and seek in the rocks.

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Bradford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Enjoyable to kids of all ages this is a short tram ride linking Saltaire to Shipley Glen. Maintained and operated entirely by volunteers and very, very reasonably priced it's worth patronising simply to keep it running.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Really nice place to visit - near Shipley Glen - first visit and probably the last - not because it's bad but just because there is not much to do here. The glen is nearby and is great if you want to either do a good walk or sit on a bench and look over Shipley. The tram railway is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

shipley glen tram way is a great place to go. The tram is £2.00 to ride all day if you want. What a bargain ! All the workers are volunteers. It has been going for a lot of years. It is open weekends mainly. There is also a little museum at the bottom. There are some lovely walks in the... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went in a group of 4 adults and 4 children of varying ages. Very reasonably priced and staff were very friendly. Would definitely visit again. The surrounding area is also beautiful and the park at the bottom is huge. At the top end you can go for lovely walks in the woods and climb the rocks.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I took the kids up the tramway as part of the Saltaire heritage, cheap day pass allows you to go up and down as many times as you want. Kids under 5 are free. Kids loved it. There is a very small museum to look at memorabilia in relation to the tramway and saltaire. The ticket office is also worth... More 

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

We try our best to keep things going, it really is a unique piece of history. Thanks for your review. More 

Grassington, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is brilliant for a family day out. Very cheap. Ride down to Roberts park and a walk along the river, then up into saltaire village, then ride the tram back to your car.

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

We try our best to keep things going, it really is a unique piece of history. Thanks for your review. More 

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