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Shiley Glen Tramway

The oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain dating from 1895, the line was built to serve the local beauty spot of Shipley Glen. At nearly a quarter of a mile long, the gentle woodland ride provides a pleasant alternative to the steep path.

At each end is a miniature station with a tiny ticket office run by an affable volunteer.

There is a small museum at the bottom station which displays photos and memorabilia of the tramway and an Edwardian Sweet Shop at the top station where, loose sweets are sold from traditional glass jars.

Opening Hours 

Open Sundays 12.00 - 16.00 until Easter.
Easter 2016 onwards Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 12:00 - 16:30

Prams and bikes are welcome 

Dogs, accompanied by well behaved owners are welcome 


Adults single £1.50

child single 50p

Directions and Free Parking

(for SATNAV use the postcode “BD17 7LU”)
From Shipley, follow Otley Road (A6038) towards Baildon. Turn left along Green Lane, and follow the road as it turns into Coach Road then Higher Coach Road. Roberts Park is on the left hand side.

Car parking is available on the roadside on Coach Road and Higher Coach Road and adjacent to the Roberts Park Lodge entrance, where road markings permit.

Additional overspill parking is available on weekends/bank holidays/school holidays/evenings only within the school bus turning circle area at Titus Salt School, just past the park main entrance.

Bus numbers 626 and 675/633 stop just outside Roberts Park adjacent to the children’s play area/skate park on Coach Road.

Wheel chair access is good to both top and bottom station. Wheelchairs can ride on the trams..



shipley geln tramway museum

Museum and exhibition of tramway and glen.

bottom sation shipley glen tramway

Bottom Station

Shipley tramway red tram
shipley tramway blue tram

Trams leaving and arriving at bottom station

passing trams

Passing trams. Don't forget to wave. 

View from tram
top station looking from tram
ticket office top station

Top Station

sweetshop top station

Sweet shop at top station

walk to bottom

Optional easy walk downhill to bottom station

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