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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

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Address: Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford, England
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+44 1274 589010
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Sat - Sun 11:59 am - 4:30 pm

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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Interesting victorian ride.

We visited the site for the first time having been to Saltaire many times we had missed this. It could do with better direction signs as we were right by it before we spotted... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the site for the first time having been to Saltaire many times we had missed this. It could do with better direction signs as we were right by it before we spotted it. Having said that the staff were amazing really friendly and helpful. The bottom terminal has many old items and is worth a look Inside. The... More 

Thank FinsFamily
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103 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the summer we went for a nostalgic ride on the tramway with our our grandchildren. It is a fun ride on this historic track taking us from the base at Baildon to the summit which is adjacent to natural terrain of moorland interspersed with rocks, wild flowers and shrub land. If you want a trip with a difference this... More 

Thank John H
Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

So popular! The organisation was great but the number of people who wanted to ride and see Santa made it a long job! Not anybody's fault other than the popularity of the event!

2 Thank girlatheart
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited 11/12/16 with our two children to have a ride on the tram and visit Santa. We've been with the children previously and never had an experience as poor as today. We parked at the bottom of the tramway and joined the first queue at the bottom station to get on the tram. Unfortunately the museum was shut so there... More 

1 Thank Laura S
West Yorks
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 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 

Thank bk04dav
Wickford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 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 

Thank 408Robert
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 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

Thank New-Wingcommander
Gomersal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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.

Thank oconnellsam
Bradford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

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 

Thank AlexanderMamusi
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 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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