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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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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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Relive your childhood

Good fun day out, Its a shame the small funfair is no longer at the top of the tramway but kids still love Shipley Glen rocks. Support the charity and keep it running.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 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 

Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
75 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

After walking the dog in Shipley Glen we travelled a little further along the road and found this Cable Railway which we could easily have missed as i certainly didn't see any signposts for this attraction. So, firstly, the Cable Tram takes about two minutes to get to the other end and they are well used but run very frequently.... 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 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Good fun day out, Its a shame the small funfair is no longer at the top of the tramway but kids still love Shipley Glen rocks. Support the charity and keep it running.

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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 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

nice little walk but the cable car wasnt working, such a shame as more people would be able to find themselves being able to get to the higher points over looking shipley, but not just that itd have been nice just to see it working.

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

Think your review was somewhat unfair. The opening times are clearly published at the tramway and on our website. Yes, it would have been nice to open Good Friday, but the tramway is run totally by volunteers. We all give up our time to keep this piece of history running; we have no paid staff and no lottery grants or... More 

Baildon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is fun going on this old tram, if you walk from Saltaire thru Roberts Park, you can ride up the tram and go the the cafe at the top and have a walk on Shipley Glen, then go to the pub and then catch it back down again.

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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 

York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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. Love the title "A Gem in the Glen" great. Thanks for your review. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 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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