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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

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Tram ride with grandchildren

Almost 30 years since last ride on this iconic tramway and forgot how good and enjoyable for... read more

Reviewed today
Shipley, United Kingdom
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Bit of a walk to get there but good fun and atmosphere on the ride beautiful scenery worth a visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Take a scenic trip on a historic attraction: the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain dating from 1895.
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Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford BD17 5BN, England
+44 7470 246123
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All reviews sweet shop run by volunteers shipley glen small museum ticket office return ticket friendly volunteers old fashioned sweets kids will love walk up piece of history fun fair short journey the pub unique experience sunday afternoon well worth a visit
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Reviewed today via mobile

Almost 30 years since last ride on this iconic tramway and forgot how good and enjoyable for children and parents. Tramway now run by volunteers and they do a great job,even a good old fashion sweet shop at the summit

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bit of a walk to get there but good fun and atmosphere on the ride beautiful scenery worth a visit couple of nice cafes and pubs nice walks and views

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mikeplantuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hospitality from the volunteers and cheap too. Great for a good value day out. Open weekends and Bank Holidays only, unless you pre-book a private visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CoasterGeek
JohnPShipley, Trustee Shipley Glen Tramway at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you found it interesting with our trusty volunteers, A note; we are only open Sundays until Easter. Thanks

Reviewed December 8, 2018

We have been here a few times with our three year old Grandson and always enjoy it. We went today to take him to see Santa. There are so many places cashing in on Christmas and not doing a great job and charging the earth....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Trudi M
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Lovely place to visit, cheap as chips, and a fab old-fashioned sweet shop at the top. Really friendly volunteers run it, and it's then a short walk along to Shipley Glen for a great afternoon out.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PeteCriddle
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Is this the only cable car in Yorkshire? It's well run and a fun ride in Shipley Glen. Another beauty spot which Yorkshire is full of. Many tourist come here on a good day you will see dogs walking, bicycle rides, scramble bikes and of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Every time we visit this area,we have a ride on this old line and afterwards grab a cider in the pub at the top. There are some great walks in the woods.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Road44742225926
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Lovely little railway, all run by volunteers, children love it, an old vernacular railway, they do a Santa train ride as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lizbeth45
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a real hidden gem - living history at its best. Although covered a few times in the media, unless you're from the area, you may never have heard of it. A ramshackled set of wooden carriages pulled up the steep incline of Shipley...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rob H
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Really friendly 'volunteers' who welcome you to the oldest tram, so family friendly and feels safe and nostalgic. I would really recommend this trip if you are are visiting Shipley and the Salts mill area, just across the road from Roberts Park. When you get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 5, 2018|
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Response from Neil K | Reviewed this property |
You would have to take the child out of the pram whilst on the ride. You could leave the pram at the base station or fold it and take it with you. At the top you can buy sweets in their little shop, visit the pub for lunch... More
Helen C
March 30, 2018|
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Response from pandora532016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, nice walk
Lubena M
October 30, 2016|
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Response from JohnPShipley | Property representative |
Hi ifyou look on our website under Where are we, them the bus/train routed are all there. Thanke