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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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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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great little roped worked tramway tucked away in a tree lined vista

run and maintained by volunteers the glen tramway is a blast from the past situated near the titus salt school where you can park nearby the bottom station is located... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

run and maintained by volunteers the glen tramway is a blast from the past situated near the titus salt school where you can park nearby the bottom station is located here. otherwise you can come from the baildon direction via bingley road and turn off into glen road although parking is restricted to nearby housing dewlings small museum at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only 1 pound each way on this short ride. The station at the bottom of the hill has a replica Edwardian shop, which is a step back in time. Ride to the top and imagine what it was like for the 1800's mill workers on what to them must have been a thrill ride. Buy a return ticket or walk... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time, friendly staff couldn't do enough for us, directed us to the park nearby who where playing music in the bandstand. This is a lovely park to visit , lots for families too

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Thank Linda O
Baildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 4 grandchildren to the Tram last December and the xmas before last year. Although the queues are big long it soon went down and the kids loved it. Santa and his helper were very good with the children and spent time talking to them and then gave them each a present. We then went down on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fab family and friends day out . Very enjoyable and kids loved it . Views wer lovely and worth the money we thought . You realy must try it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Glen Railway is a living museum exhibit - run and funded by volunteers, it is a delightful reminder of a bygone age. Two trams running in parallel (as one goes up the other comes down) take you from Baildon Bottoms to Shipley Glen. Once the right terminated at a "Pleasure Beach" - the world's first and source of the... More 

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Thank Nigel S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited the glen on a lazy Sunday afternoon with our little ones. The kids loved the cable ride, and the day pass is a value for money. The staff are amazing and have an infectious positivity and energy around them. We clubbed the tram ride with a walk to Roberts park, and the kids loved the rides, ice cream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

£2 for a return journey for adults, £1 return for children so reasonably priced. The journey itself is really short but its a pleasant experience nevertheless and one for the children and enthusiasts. At the otherside of the station there's a sweet shop and a coffee shop a 10 minute light stroll if you carry on straight out of the... More 

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

My kids love going for a walk in Shipley Glen and going for a ride on tramway, it's reasonably priced and fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

After many years I managed to visit Shipley Glen Cable Tramway when it was running. It is excellent. A very pleasant ride up the hill. Pity the old amusement park at the top is long gone.

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