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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

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Very nice although CRB checks need to be made on staff

Went on this attraction to find a violent ex working there ... where children attend and next to a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Great find

Discovered this little gem of a tourist point whilst visiting the area. Taking the tram from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cambridge, 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.
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Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford BD17 5BN, England
+44 7470 246123
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All reviews sweet shop run by volunteers shipley glen small museum ticket office return ticket walk up wild flowers enjoyable trip fun fair short journey piece of history steep climb the pub wild garlic unique experience lovely attraction
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on this attraction to find a violent ex working there ... where children attend and next to a school, you should really vet your staff even if they are volunteers. Other than the ex glaring at me like he was going to kill me,...More

Thank FreyjaFaery
Reviewed 3 days ago

Discovered this little gem of a tourist point whilst visiting the area. Taking the tram from the top to the bottom allowed us to find the wonderful Robert Park that leads to the Salt Mills and the traditional cobbled high street of Saltaire. The High...More

Thank S S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A history lesson as well as a tram ride. Black and white movies of how it used to be. Collection of old food tins etc Great reminiscing with the guys on duty. Tram holds pushchairs and wheel chairs whilst you scale the hill. £2 adults...More

Thank Buzzybee61
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across the fine example of engineering it was brilliant. It's run by volunteers it £1.50 single ticket or £2.50 day ticket. The staff are cheerful and friendly . At the bottom ticket office there is a room full of things that bring back memories...More

Thank Paula L
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We visited a few weeks ago and had fabulous weather. We have planned to visit local attractions to keep the kids occupied during the holidays. Our group had a lovely time, the staff were all friendly and helpful. The tramway is a piece of history,...More

Thank Therovinglass
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Apart from the practical advantages of being able to get up the hill with no effort, the real beauty of this is the simple fact that such an old and historic tramway is still in use, and the volunteers should feel very proud. Amazed at...More

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JohnPShipley, Trustee at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Love the review. Glad you enjoyed it even if it only goes up & down the hill. Thanks

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

my kids and I had a great time today. All the staff were helpful and friendly. The lady at the top doing the gates is great with young children. We will be back again soon

Thank Anonymoose98
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Me & my friend Caitlin decided to go to the tramway but unfortunately her electric wheelchair was too bulky to ride on the back of the tram. Fortunately though, the staff were helpful and patient- they waited for us to help her onto a seat...More

Thank brooksbankchloe
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Was ok, my 3 year old was a little bit bored as you only go down and up. Over in a few minutes. We got on at the top when really we should have got on at the bottom and then gone for a look...More

Thank Leanne0408
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great historic ride on this Victorian wonder. Ride all day for just £5. Great pub and cafe at the top, historic Roberts Park and Saltaire village at the bottom. Not to be missed

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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
Helen C
March 30, 2018|
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Response from pandora532016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, nice walk
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