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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

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Childhood memories

Love coming to this place. Cute little tram ride. Brings back childhood memories. Old style sweet... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Staceypink121
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Great Fun

Run by volunteers with a friendly greeting: the tramway is fun and the best way to get to the glen... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Smartie247
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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
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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 yesterday via mobile

Love coming to this place. Cute little tram ride. Brings back childhood memories. Old style sweet shop at the top of the track. Kids will love it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Staceypink121
JohnPShipley, Trustee at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded today

Childhood memories - that's why I joined the volunteers. Glad it still has significance.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Run by volunteers with a friendly greeting: the tramway is fun and the best way to get to the glen from Saltaire. Even if you just want to talk the round trip, it’s well worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Smartie247
JohnPShipley, Trustee at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, glad you enjoyed the experience. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with our 2 grandchildren age4 and 14 they enjoyed the train line. it runs on a Sunday we caught the train up and walked back down its not very far. We took our grandchildren for the experience our 4 year old grandson loved...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 472Gloria_D
Reviewed February 10, 2019

An interesting couple of hours can be spent here. The museum a the foot of the ride is well worth a look around. it is tiny but full of very interesting information. There is a cute sweet shop at the top as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lyndsey K
Reviewed January 22, 2019

This ride is a historic gem close to Saltaire village. It’s only drawback is it’s lack of opening hours. Usually this is just for a few hours each Sunday ONLY.I think they struggle for volunteers.Recently upgraded with a National lottery grant the ride up the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank keithwjeanw
JohnPShipley, Trustee Shipley Glen Tramway at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

We agree it is a little gem. Opening hours - well Sundays from begining of the year until the end of March. Then every weekend & holiday weekend until christmas. Not sure where you got the idea of a lottery grant - completely untrue. We...More

Reviewed January 20, 2019 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
Thank phillipr731
Reviewed January 19, 2019 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 January 2, 2019 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 January 3, 2019

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
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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
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yayaronnie
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
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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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