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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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Fab little tramway .

Used this tramway on and off for 50 years . It's fun , and saves your legs when going up the hill . It is run by volunteers , and only open at present on the weekend . Do use it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Used this tramway on and off for 50 years . It's fun , and saves your legs when going up the hill . It is run by volunteers , and only open at present on the weekend . Do use it ! From Saltaire park up to the fantastic glen at the top . Great for the kids .

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved this quaint place, have a ride on a cable tram up to a nice little village with a olde sweet shop at the top of the ride and pub around the corner. The operators of the ride are all volunteers and run the tram ride at weekends. There is a museum at the base of the ride which is... More 

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for something to do on a drab day and I stumbled upon the tramway on a kids day out site. We were really impressed with the novelty of the tram and our two little girls loved riding up and down in the trams. Definitely a unique experience, the tram guards, ticket staff and ladies in the sweet... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

My mum and dad chose to take my brother and I (with both families) to see SANTA...we have 3 babies between is and it was their first time to see Santa. Upon arrival it was evident it was a popar choice as the queue was very big. But the staff kept us informed and a very lovely young man was... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Enjoyable little ride up to Shipley Glen, cheap & the kids (and grown ups) love it. Amazing that it has been going so long as I remember it fro my childhood.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I once went there when I was a little kid . i ve been back 3 times and it always seems to be shut and the trams are just stuck in the woods like they been dumped there and its not very adverting . the woods are nice tho . I remember at the top there was a fun fair... More 

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

Sorry you thought it was disappointing. If you came on the 20th or 21 June then the tramway was shut. This was not our fault in any way - all our volunteers were there. To comply with HSE we had a new safety system fitted during the week and when we came to run the trams on Saturday the safety... More 

Shipley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Took our small grandson a couple of months ago. Great fun. it was a warm sunny day and the bluebells were out. Thank you to all the people who keep this going. I enjoyed it as a child years ago as did my son over 30 years ago. It is really nice to gave some things which don't change!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We took 4 dogs on board the staff were friendly we treated ourselves to sweets at the top then had a lovely walk across the moors

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This really is a novelty to ride on the tram, it is very very old and has many childhood memories for lots of people it takes you through a small wooded area up to the Old Glen House and Tearooms, the a short walk on to Shipley Glen.

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

A must do for families and visitors to ride on this historic tram. Run by volunteers always check it is running. There is a small museum at bottom but main event is the rattlng up and down the glen. The views from top are lovely too.

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Additional Information about Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

Address: Address: Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford, England
Phone Number: 01274-589010
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford  >  Shipley
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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