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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

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Address: Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford, England
Phone Number: +44 1274 589010
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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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Days Gone Bye

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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West Yorks
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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Thank New-Wingcommander
Gomersal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here a few weeks ago with a group of friends for a day out, there was nothing to be seen, except sitting on a tram powered up a massive hill by a rope. We were charged £2 per person for this which was extreme, and after the tram ride the only thing there was a tuck shop and a... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The funicular tram is a short ride up a steep ascent through the woods from Roberts Park, Higher Coach Road to Shipley Glen on the oldest tramway in Britain. The Glen pub is a short walk from the top station. The ride is open 12noon to 4.30pm Saturday and Sundays. Built in the 1700s powered by a gas engine to... More 

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Thank Eddie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

fantastic victorian attraction , and the gate way to the beautiful shipley glen . Near by Roberts park is well worth a visit .

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Thank Chris m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a fun short ride going up through the woods (and saving you walking the steep ascent). There is a small museum at the bottom which is sometimes open and a small shop at the top. We often go on it if it is open when we are nearby, but it's a shame that the small fairground at the... More 

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wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. The perfect location and setting for a few drinks and food. Amazing pizza freshly made from the pizza oven

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Love riding up through the woods with my little dog, calling in at the Glen cafe or pub for drinks and snacks then walking back down to Roberts Park. It is still magical and the little museum is fab

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