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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Keighley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Shipley glen tram way is about hundred and fifty years old it goes through beautiful woodland to Shipley glen it's self it's a kids paradise with rocks to climb and caves to explore and rolling grass land ideal for picknicks all so for the grown ups a licensed tea room with peacocks roaming lose were you can sit in or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Shipley Glen Tramway has been renovated and is run by volunteers. It is just as lovely as I remember it being as a child and at £1 per ride it's great value. Three generations enjoyed the day out and a wander in Roberts Park where there's a lovely park. Thank you to the volunteers who have restored it to it's... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

First went on the tram as child many years ago so had to go again when we visited recently. I remember the fare used to be 2 pence up and 1 penny down. Fares have gone up of course but little else has changed. Still great ride for kids (of all ages). Well done the volunteers.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I went on this for the first time with my Grandparents and family who went on this as children. It was really fun and enjoyable. The museum, shops and staff were all very enjoyable

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great day out with the kids, they loved this only complaint is that the ride didn't last for hours!! Also loved this tramway when I was a child when the amusement park was still in operation, and still love it as much now as I did then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

My kids love the tram. We have an annual pass which costs a mere £12.50, which is good value but priceless to see the kids faces. Long live Shipley Glen Tramway!

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Leeds,England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

For fans of faded glory this is the last, bright relic of the Victorian amusement park that was Shipley Glen. The short trip on this cable railway is quite simply charming. The little museum at the bottom, and the sweet shop at the top, take you for a precious half-hour away from the hurly-burly of modern life. Well done to... More

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Leeds
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28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a must when visiting the Saltaire area. It is great to see things like this still in use and our lttle boy thought it was amazing. Very scenic when going up through the bluebells!!

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Bristol, England
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67 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

small 'tram' - like a carriage that goes up and down the hill through small woodlands. Great it is still running after all these years, staffed largely by volunteers I imagine. costs a few pounds for a family and you can go on as many times as you want during the day. We only went up and down once but... More

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My children and I visited the tramway when we were in the area over the Easter holidays. We parked at the Prod Lane end where was a limited amount of parking available. The tickets cost £1 for adults and 50p for children for unlimited trips that day, so excellent value. The lovely staff were all friendly and knowledgeable, giving us... More

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