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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 11:59 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Take a trip on the tramway to the top of the hill and call in at the Old Glen House pub for excellent food, service and cask ales!!! The volunteer's operating the tramway are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brian S
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Slaley, United Kingdom
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Slaley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a trip on the tramway to the top of the hill and call in at the Old Glen House pub for excellent food, service and cask ales!!! The volunteer's operating the tramway are superb and the sweet shop at the top is a treat for the children.

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1 Thank Brian S
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The children really enjoyed it. It's only open on Sunday's after 12 but one ticket means as many trips as you like. Very friendly tram staff. A pleasant experience.

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1 Thank Traveldr1
Huddersfield
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was really nice to see that the cableway is running again after quite a lot of damage was done in the last flooding we had. I first went on this when I was about 8 or 9 and I have taken my kids and my grand kids on it. It is a pity that the fair is not there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is so hidden i only found out threw a freind. On visiting its a small garage type museum packed with history. The ticlet office has lot of old items in too like old tinned oxo boxs. Old cast iron tills. Lots of well known named home brands in old fashioned pakaging not like now. Worth a look. The tram... More 

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2 Thank michskinn
Bradford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Great trip just a shame it's notlonger and all the Glen attractions I remember from my childhood have long gone - they do have pictures in the station as a consolation!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

its only one pound to use and its fun! brings back childhood memories, its lovely in the darker winter days as they have lights all the way up.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Lovely woodland with the little short team ride and nice place st the bottom to relax. Brought back lots of memories of my childhood coming here on school trips. Brilliant

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

history .. memories of been a kid and a giggle with the kids all at once .. sad the glen fair gone would re open it if i had money to not for profit for nostalgia

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Thank Fatboypromotions
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I imagine that it is quite good but never open to actually go on the tram. However the scenery is beautiful after the walk up

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

Shame about your review, which didn't review the tramway at all! Our opening times are clearly displayed on posters, website and facebook. If you came outside these times then we will be closed! As with any attraction it does pay to check opening times. It is totally unfair to review something to which you didn't participate in. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here since I was a youngster and it still retains its charm. Run by some dedicated volunteers. Not worth a huge detour but strongly recommend if you are in the area.

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