What to see & do in Saltaire

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From cultural immersion to romantic escape and family fun, Saltaire promises unforgettable moments, authentic local experiences, and merriment.

Salts Mill

The Grade II Listed historic mill building was built in 1853 is now home to independent traders and the world’s largest collection of David Hockney’s work, including self-portraits, Bradford scenes and his famous tennis print

Victoria Hall

The Victoria Hall was opened in 1869 as a place of recreation, culture and learning for the local community. It is now home to the Wurlitzer (Opus 2208) Originally installed in the Gaumont Cinema, Oldham, Lancashire, 1937 and now Owned and maintained by the Cinema Organ Society

Boat trips

Enjoy a relaxing 30 minute cruise along a beautiful stretch of the historic Leeds and Liverpool Canal on the Titus. 

The fare is just £4.00 per passenger.  There is no need to book - you can just turn up.

The United Reformed Church

One of the nation's most precious Victorian architectural gems, a unique example of Victorian Italianate architecture .  Commissioned and paid for by Titus Salt in the mid 19th century, the church is a Grade I listed building. 

The village of Saltaire

The whole of Saltaire Village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The industrial village  is an outstanding example of mid 19th century philanthropic paternalism,

Shipley Glen Tramway

Its been over 120 years since the quirky ride was first opened and it still running thanks to a dedicated band of volunteers.

Ride the  narrow-gauge 'toastrack' cable-hauled trams up the wooded hill where you can find a café, pub and the Brackenhall Countryside Centre, plus the rocks and woodland of Shipley Glen

Roberts Park

Covers approximately 6 hectares and was restored in 2010 with a new bandstand and refurbished promenade. The park is located within the Saltaire World Heritage Site and is home to six listed structures. There’s a  play area and skate park, as well as half moon cafe. 

Shopping 

You will find some great local shops, a butchers, bakers, grocers as well as lovely gift, home, design and clothes shops.

Meet the Lions

Meet the 4 lions that were originally made for the base of Nelsons column.  

 ‘Vigilance’ and ‘Determination’ stand in front of the Factory School while ‘War’ and ‘Peace’  are opposite in front of Victoria Hall

Canal Walk

Take a gentle three mile stroll along the towpath from Saltaire through Bingley to the Five Rise Locks at Crossflatts. There is a train station nearby if you don't fancy the walk back. Or why not walk the opposite way to Gallows Footbridge at  shipley 

Shopping 

You will find some great local shops, a butchers, bakers, grocers as well as lovely gift, home, design and clothes shops.

Saltaire Film trail

The cobbled streets of Saltaire have been used many times for TV and film productions in the past.

See how many locations you can spot from the Tv adaption An Inspector calls or the films Funny cow & Hunters prayer. Maybe you will recognise a spooky scene from Ghost stories. 

Downloads

Saltaire is opened on every day of the year. There is an Saltaire for families, for relaxation, an Saltaire for young people, and the not so young, for those who love nature, beaches, nightlife, culture, art, tradition, sports, etc. This section offers leaflets for each kind of tourist, such as the main maps of the town to make the visit much easier.

All documents are in PDF format. You will need to download Adobe Reader  in order to read the files.

Baildon Moor &. Shipley Glen.

One of a series of easily accessible countryside sites within the Bradford. Metropolitan District.

Saltaire Heritage Walk and Sculpture Trail

An ideal family walk through the streets of. Titus Salt's Model Village. The walk is suitable for most reasonably fit and occasional

Saltaire to Shipley by Canal

Produced for the Leeds & Liverpool canal society  It documents the history of the canal from Saltaire to Shipley

The  UNESCO World Heritage Centre Nomination

Read the nomination that was put forward for Saltaire to be classified as a world heritage centre. 

Discover Saltaire

An ideal family walk through the streets of. Titus Salt's Model Village. The walk is suitable for most reasonably fit and occasional

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