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Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

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Christmas visit to see Santa.

We have been here a few times with our three year old Grandson and always enjoy it. We went today... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Trudi M
Leeds, United Kingdom
Great for the kids

Lovely place to visit, cheap as chips, and a fab old-fashioned sweet shop at the top. Really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, 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 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 4 days ago

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
1  Thank Trudi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is this the only cable car in Yorkshire? It's well run and a fun ride in Shipley Glen. Another beauty spot which Yorkshire is full of. Many tourist come here on a good day you will see dogs walking, bicycle rides, scramble bikes and of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit this area,we have a ride on this old line and afterwards grab a cider in the pub at the top. There are some great walks in the woods.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Road44742225926
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely little railway, all run by volunteers, children love it, an old vernacular railway, they do a Santa train ride as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lizbeth45
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This is a real hidden gem - living history at its best. Although covered a few times in the media, unless you're from the area, you may never have heard of it. A ramshackled set of wooden carriages pulled up the steep incline of Shipley...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rob H
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Really friendly 'volunteers' who welcome you to the oldest tram, so family friendly and feels safe and nostalgic. I would really recommend this trip if you are are visiting Shipley and the Salts mill area, just across the road from Roberts Park. When you get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank itswendyb
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The first time I (and my wife) went on the Tramway was over 50 years ago and to take our 6 year old grandson on it recently was a delight and he loved every second. It is unique, so rare and an absolute pleasure to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Spl1958
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S S
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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6 July 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
31 March 2018|
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Response from pandora532016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, nice walk
Lubena M
30 October 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