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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford, England
01274-589010
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Shipley
Type: Trams
Description: Take a scenic trip on a historic attraction: the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain dating from 1895.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Lovely visit with family including my Mum in wheelchair (87 years old) and my sister's mother-in-law (late 70s). Parking is free opposite Robert's Park. There is a path leading to the Tramway opposite Roberts's Park which is suitable for a wheelchair. We left the wheelchair at the bottom station of Shipley Glen Tramway and bought a return ticket, £2.00 for... More

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

Stunning review, very nice, makes all our hard work worthwhile. Glad you had an enjoyable day at the Tramway. Hope to see you again soon maybe at one of our specials. Keep looking at he website. Thanks. More

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I took my grandkids to see santa this Christmas.We had a great time.The staff couldnt have been more helpful.Santa was great with all the kids even though it was quite busy,he spent time with every child.They all got a nice gift ,and road the wheels off the tram.The sweet shop was a real blast from the past My grandkids are... More

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

Glad you had an enjoyable day at the Tramway. Hope to see you again soon maybe at one of our specials. Keep looking at he website. Thanks. More

Hebden Bridge
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Visited here with family and friends on a cold damp day and what a pleasure it was to find. Lovely staff, friendly, knowledgeable and eager to help. Very cheap to ride the tramway - our little boys loved it! Lovely walk through the woods down to Saltaire village. A must to visit if in the area.

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

Glad you enjoyed your trip. Responses really make the hard work all worthwhile. Hope to see you again soon. More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Wanted to take my toddler to see Santa, but didn't want to go to the ones at local shopping centres as they'd been so poor in previous years. This was perfect, arrived at the bottom of the glen and purchased 2 adults and 1 children's ticket for Santa for £4.50 - included unlimited trips up and down the tramway for... More

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

Thanks for this review. It really makes all the hard work worthwhile. Have a good Christmas and New Year and hope to see you again. All the Volunteers. More

leeds
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This delightful tramway is totally run by volunteers who obviously cherish it. There is a museum at the bottom with many photos of the tramway and its surroundings from the past. Anybody interested in local history will find it worth a visit. It only runs at weekends through the winter but does a Santa Special for children. Concessions for the... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

It doesn't to live up to expectations, always says what they're going to be having there, but never do, dilapidated and run down!!

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Starlight, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

my parents used to take us up on the glen railway,when we were kids.and my wife and me also took our children,we used to tell them keep your eyes open for the elves and pixies along the side of the glen railway,its something they all remember as theyve got older.I recommend a visit to shipley glen if anyone is in... More

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West Yorks
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Kids love riding up and down to Saltaire on the Tram. Its only a couple of £ and now that Roberts park has been refurbished it's a great way to kill a few hours on a Sunday afternoon.

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CHESTERFIELD
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The tram itself is worth a visit if you are in the area, as it has a history. There is a small museum worth a visit too. The tram goes up to a residential street, so not much to do but get back on the tram and come back down. Still, for £2 return, worth the trip. and there is... More

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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Took the children out recently to Shipley Glen, haven't been for a long time it was a nice day so we took a picnic, spent some time on the glen then strolled down to the railway as the children loved it previously, only to be told the railway only opens on weekends which is a shame, especially on children's school... More

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

I'm sorry you did not find the tramway open. However you could not have looked at our publicity or our website, where the operating times are clearly displayed! It is all very well to complain about not being open during school holidays, but don't forget the tramway is staffed solely by volunteers and we would need many more volunteers to... More

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