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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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A trip back in time

this attraction is run by volunteers, all i can say is 'well done'. Superb ride back in time. Well maintained, clean and tidy. 'Staff' extreemly polite and helpful, and has the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

this attraction is run by volunteers, all i can say is 'well done'. Superb ride back in time. Well maintained, clean and tidy. 'Staff' extreemly polite and helpful, and has the bonus of a small museum at the bottom, free to browse.

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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I believe the tramway is run by volunteers and its run fabulously. Its like going back in time literally with an old style sweet shop at the top. Our children loved it! Wouldn't it be great if someone could provide some funding to open the other small building which I believe was some sort of mini arcade...places like this are... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is an amazing little attraction that I last travelled on 45 years ago which has brought delight to many generations of children and adults alike. It has very nearly closed a number of times over the years as mindless vandals have damaged the drive mechanism but thankfully has managed to keep going, run on a shoestring by it's faithful... More 

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Fowey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Is like being a child again. Great fun with friendly volunteers. Shipley Glen is a bit of countryside in the city and the tramway makes it extra special and nostalgic.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A trip back in history along a quarter mile tramway pulled by cable and run by volunteers. A ticket allows you to ride all day. Not well signposted but for history buffs a must

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Always a good time when we take the kids they love the tram and the little shop at the top sometimes gonfor a walk onto the glen and sometimes have a look in the shop and get the tram back down. when we went last the staff were very helpful and friendly it was about easter time so were handing... More 

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Good old fashion experience, well worth supporting as well as getting a lift up the hill. Kids should be made aware of the simpler thing in life. Sit back and wave

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This little ride up and down has quite a history and is kept going by volunteers. There is small museum with exhibits and old photos. Very good booklet about its history, for sale. Santa and Teddy Bear Specials

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were taken to the tramway by a family member who rode it as a child. It doesn't go very far, but a very pleasant ride and one ticket lets you ride as many times as you wish. The ladies and gentlemen that run it are all very friendly, worth a visit.

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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

One of those things did it once with family but nothing to get excited about. Friendly staff and good walk at the bottom leading to Roberts park

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