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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford BD17 5BN, England
+44 7470 246123
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Oldest surviving ride in the country

Now run by volunteers but run very well. Specials at Christmas and Easter. Just a pity the local... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David P
A classic English treasure the glen tramway

One of my earliest happy memories is of travelling on the tramway. I must have been 4. Now I am... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
John D
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford BD17 5BN, England
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+44 7470 246123
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Now run by volunteers but run very well. Specials at Christmas and Easter. Just a pity the local council allowed the closure of the Fun Fair that awaited you at the top of the ride. Shipley Glen is still a beautiful place to vist and...More

Thank David P
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JohnPShipley, Trustee Shipley Glen Tramway at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your positve review. We shall continue to preserve this little bit of Victoriana. Thanks

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

One of my earliest happy memories is of travelling on the tramway. I must have been 4. Now I am in my sixties and still enjoy the short journey, seeing the wild flowers and the smell of the wild garlic. Thanks to the volunteers who...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

A lovely little slice of the past right here in Shipley. The tramway is great fun for small children and a lovely way to get up to Shipley Glen from Saltaire if you are not up to the steep walk.

Thank Lucy H
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I am glad this place exists and wish it every success, but hope they can tidy up the area at the top as you leave the tram station. The short tram ride is fun for the kids and a very inexpensive experience, well worth the...More

1  Thank Neil K
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JohnPShipley, Trustee at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thanks for your review. We don't like the rubbish & skips either, but as you will have noticed they are nothing to do with the tramway, so in that respect your review is very misleading. We are all volunteers and devote a great deal of...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

The Tram climbs from Saltaire to Shipley Glen, and while the walk is hardly arduous the Tramway is a fun alternative. Worth the £1 for a single journey (adult).

Thank Andy S
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

It was really cool And a great place to visit lots to do and memories to be made !! It’s amazing all time of year !!

1  Thank elisheva s
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Best value ride going. If your going to Saltaire you must use this museum attraction. Cutts out the hill for those that are not as nimble on their pins. Enjoy the walk back down the hill after a wander around the Glen. Good Pub there...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Visited the tramway so the boys could have a ride in to see Santa and they really enjoyed it ! The staff were spot on and it was nice to ride on this cable tramway. Santa was good fun ancthe presents are already open😁so it...More

1  Thank MarekLontour
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JohnPShipley, Trustee at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2017

Glad to know that everyone enjoyed the trip. Thanks

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

Working Victorian attraction and a great way to see the beautiful Shipley glen. Make sure to wrap up warm if visiting when weather isn;t the best. Really good value for what they charge.

Thank Bradfordrose3
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JohnPShipley, Trustee at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2017

Really glad you enjoyed your trip. It is a couple of years now since we increased our prices - we try to offer good value all round.

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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Old fashioned mode of transport thoughtfully recreated by a team of willing volunteers. Great in the right weather as the carriages are open.

Thank spr62
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JohnPShipley, Trustee at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Thanks for your kind review, we try hard. Any weather is great - just needs the right clothes. Cheers

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Helen C
March 30, 2018|
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Response from pandora532016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, nice walk
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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
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Isabella T
April 15, 2016|
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Response from JohnPShipley | Property representative |
It is about a 20min walk or 10 min in car
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