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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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Timeless

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
David P
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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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17 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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JohnPShipley, Trustee at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it. Pass on to your friends. Shipley Glen Cable Tramway 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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13 helpful votes 13 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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JohnPShipley, Trustee at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this review

I'm sorry about your review. I suggest you check opening times for any attraction before you blast off with a negative response; our openings are clearly displayed on our website. Shipley Glen Cable Tramway Trustees More 

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