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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

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Address: Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford, England
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+44 1274 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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Tramway from 1895

Quaint attraction dating from 1895. Track is just under 400m and the trams travel at steady 5 - 6 mph. One way trip takes about 3 mins so quite sedate. Small sweet shop at top... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint attraction dating from 1895. Track is just under 400m and the trams travel at steady 5 - 6 mph. One way trip takes about 3 mins so quite sedate. Small sweet shop at top. Well worth a visit as part of a day out in Saltaire and the surrounding glen. There is a cafe and pub a short walk... More 

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been to Salts Mill in Saltaire some half a dozen times, but this was the first time we had tried out the Shipley Glen Tramway. It is shown on a local interpretation panel ,but is a bit tucked away and difficult to find, to the north just beyond Roberts Park. it would benefit from some better local signposting... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We visited the site for the first time having been to Saltaire many times we had missed this. It could do with better direction signs as we were right by it before we spotted it. Having said that the staff were amazing really friendly and helpful. The bottom terminal has many old items and is worth a look Inside. The... More 

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Halifax
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

In the summer we went for a nostalgic ride on the tramway with our our grandchildren. It is a fun ride on this historic track taking us from the base at Baildon to the summit which is adjacent to natural terrain of moorland interspersed with rocks, wild flowers and shrub land. If you want a trip with a difference this... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

So popular! The organisation was great but the number of people who wanted to ride and see Santa made it a long job! Not anybody's fault other than the popularity of the event!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited 11/12/16 with our two children to have a ride on the tram and visit Santa. We've been with the children previously and never had an experience as poor as today. We parked at the bottom of the tramway and joined the first queue at the bottom station to get on the tram. Unfortunately the museum was shut so there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

You can get a Bus to Shipley from Bradford .. Or go by car and Park near Roberts Park . The Tram runs in Summer ( best check with Bradford Customer Services Sirry about Speling ) Rite TRAM goes up to Shipley Glen ... Get of and have a Drink in Glen PuB .. Shop at Top ... Walk over... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a charming little tramway just off Roberts park that transports you - physically to the top of Shipley Glen, but emotionally to Victorian times.For a pound you get to ride on a piece of history to the top of the Glen where there is a traditional sweetshop and, a little further on, a pub/restaurant. The tramway is operated... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We called in while out walking and took a trip up the Glen one pound each way. Run by a team of friendly volunteers. Called in at the sweet shop for some traditional sweets. Check opening times online

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Gomersal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

If you like things of bygone days then this is for you. A magical ride on the railway to the top of the glen and the moors. We have been in the summertime but the best was the visit in winter to see Santa....a magical experience for children..well worth a visit.

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