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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

Address: Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford, England
Phone Number: 01274-589010
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Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Shipley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation
Owner description: Take a scenic trip on a historic attraction: the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain...
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Type: Trams, Transportation
Hours:
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It's one of those things that puts a smile on the face of every child. It's been taking people up and down this hill since before the beginning of time (1895) . It cost £2 per person and takes about 5 minutes. The volunteers are really cheerful and knowledgeable. At the bottom there is a small museum about the tramway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The kids absolutely loved it. Great way to spend a spare Sunday afternoon. Took the tram to the top, grabbed some lunch at the café and headed back down on the last tram ride.

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Yorkshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I am a Teacher at a school in Bradford and last week I took my class of thirty pupils and three eager staff on a visit to the SGT. Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly and informative Richard (who I had liaised with prior to arrange the visit). Richard was excellent with the children and gave them a... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Another well kept Bradford secret. Great fun for two minutes, and it's the law that you MUST wave at the people in the tram coming the other way. Never get fed up with it. Love it - love it - love it!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A few minutes walk from Saltaire. More people should make the effort as the ride is timeless fun and takes you to the breezy moors.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I took my children on the last Sunday before Christmas - it was popular as always but the excellent volunteers kept things moving efficiently and cheerfully (including handing out chocolates while we waited) - we counted the snowballs on the way up and then met Santa who looked the part and was great with the children. They were very impressed... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed your Santa Special. We do try and do our best and it's good to know it is appreciated. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We have just been on the shipley glen tram, very disappointed! While I appreciate it is the last sunday before Christmas I think over an hour's wait to get on the tram and then yet another half hour's queue to see Santa was far to long for young children. My little girl and my friend's daughter were screaming by the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Visited in October 2014 - kids aged 7 & 5 loved riding the tramway.... as did we adults! Museum was fascinating and informative ...... The volunteers were amazing- friendly, helpful, kind and obviously passionate about the tramway. Thank you

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We visited the tram with friends and our young children and they loved it and so did I. I haven't been on the tram since I was a young child but very much enjoyed remembering those times. The tram has been kept in excellent working order. Worth a little ride if you are visiting Saltaire and Roberts park which are... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Glad you enjoyed it. Pass on to your friends. Shipley Glen Cable Tramway More 

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