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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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A favourite attraction since childhood

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nigel S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

£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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Thank IS1984
Bingley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Thank David S
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely day had by myself , wife and kids , lovely staff very reasonable pricing highly recommend 5 Stars children enjoyed the Tram ride and stunning scenery well worth it

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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really really great for kids! Steep train ride but worth having a go! Lovely park and lots too see' would recommend to anyone!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time on this little Funicular Railway. Voluteers running the railway were very friendly.

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Thank Thana S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyable trip with the grandchildren. Great fun and they loved it! Good value and very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a trip back in time which all the family will enjoy cheap simple ride to the top of Baildon moor and enjoy simple pleasures and fresh air

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