Saltaire Travel Guide

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Saltaire Things to Do

  • living advent calendar

    2013 saw the 8th annual “living advent calendar”. Each night from the 1st December one of the houses in the village of Saltaire, would display a festive window design, lit up for Christmas. Every night from 6pm until 10.30pm a new house would light up their window until all 24 were lit on Christmas eve. From Christmas eve until January 5th all the...

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  • SALTAIRE MAUSOLEUM

    The Salt family mausoleum is situated at the side of Saltaire congregational church. It was built after the church was completed in 1860. Various members of the Salt family are buried here including Sir Titus and his wife Caroline.

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  • SALTAIRE CHURCH

    UNITED REFORMED CHURCHSaltaire church is a grade I listed building. Titus Salt’s wife Caroline laid the foundation stone for the church on 27th September 1856. The opening of the church took place on the 13th April 1859. This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Saltaire. The front of the church has a ornate tower supported by six Corinthian...

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  • Saltswalks - Guided Walk of Saltaire

    The owner of our weekend accommodation recommended that we joined this walk 'to learn about Saltaire and it's history'. I do enjoy guided walks by locals, and Phil was up for it.We headed to the Tourist Information Office in time to join the walk, handed over £4 each to Marie (under 12's £3) who handed us a laminated ticket/bookmark. I glanced at...

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  • Leeds & Liverpool Canal

    The Leeds & Liverpool Canal runs through Saltaire and built during the 18th Century and further extended in the 19th Century. Titus Salt commissioned for the Salts Mills to be adjacent to the canal for the transportation of textiles to and from the busy ports on the coast particularly Liverpool. To learn more about the Leeds & Liverpool Canal...

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  • Salts Mill & 1853 Gallery

    The Salts textile Mills opened in 1853 and closed when the textile industry declined during the 20th Century. It was subsequently bought by Jonathan Silver (1949-1997), an entrepreneur, who created the 1853 gallery, and successful regeneration of the Mills space took place.Today the Salts Mill has been converted in business units including Bradford...

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Saltaire Restaurants

  • Anglo Indian Wine Bar, Lounge and...

    After enjoying a few hours wandering around Salts Mill on the Sunday morning, we'd worked up a thirst, and decided to pop into this trendy looking venue.So why Don't Tell Titus?Well Titus Salt, although not a teetotaller, had sympathies with the Temperance movement. He refused to allow a pub or saloon to be built in his Model Village (although he...

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  • Good for Breakfast and other times!

    On our last day in Saltaire we headed to the Half Moon Café as we hadn't had the chance to see Roberts Park. We were told that their Eggs Benedict and coffee were very good. Well, the Eggs Benedict were only available at weekends as part of their Brunch Menu (10.00-14.00), so I opted for the bacon butty and a latte, Phil opted for a sausage butty...

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  • Food for Thought

    Following our guided walk of Saltaire, we were ready for a sit down in a warm place with a pot of tea! Vicars was open, and looked to tick the boxes. We'd been told that this place was run by a vicar. Well-We received a friendly welcome from our waitress, who told us that she could only offer us drinks and cake (home made) -What more could we ask...

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Saltaire Nightlife

  • Traditional Pub with Real Ales

    fter our meal at Vicars, we headed for this place that had been recommended to us - a traditional pub with Real Ale with lots of rooms.As I'd drunk wine with my meal, I decided to stick with wine, and was offered a glass of Merlot - Phil had no qualms of mixing grape and grain and went for his favoured Timothy Taylors Landlord. The pub was packed,...

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  • Beer Festival

    During theSaltaire festival The Victoria Institute is home to the beer festival. There are dozens of real ales on sale direct from the cask, as well as a small selection of ciders. As with most beer festivals that I've visited, it's a very friendly affair. Absolutely anything!

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Saltaire Transportation

  • River Bus

    There's a water bus that runs a service along the canal from Saltaire towards Bingley on summer weekends. It's more of a pleasure trip than a serious mode of transport, though you could go down the canal by boat and walk back.

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  • Let The Train Take The Strain

    The West Yorkshire Metro trains (it's not a Metro as you think of it in other cities) are fast, efficient, and (so long as you stay in the Metro area) fairly cheap. They link the major towns & cities of the area including Saltaire, Shipley, Bradford, Bingley, Leeds, Skipton and Ilkley.

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  • Shipley Glem Tram

    This little tram opened in 1895 and takes you up the short distance to the wooded ravine of Shipley Glen - a popular local recreation area. It has the distinction of being Britain's oldest working cable tramway. It only takes a few minutes and its more for the kids but at only 35p what do you expect! Take a ride on the "toast rack" tram up and walk...

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Saltaire Shopping

  • Best Meat Pies for miles around!

    The pork pies and mince beef pies at this shop are THE BEST! Superb pastry and tasty fillings, all made on the premises. Haven't tasted such good pies in a long time! PIES! (they do good deals on meat too though!) 80p for a tasty pie.

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  • Craft Foods & Goods

    When Saltaire festival is on (see elsewhere) the main street (Victoria Road) is lined with stalls selling all sorts of craft goods, both edible and inedible. We bought loads of dried fruits to make special museli with, and a selection of goodies from this, a stall selling traditional Greek cakes!

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  • Nice Books, Expensive Homeware

    Set inside the main floor of the mill the shops are in huge rooms that are almost cathedral in size. It gives them a very spacious feel and you can browse both shops for ages. The bookshop has a nice range of books, a lot of them concerned with art and architecture, and quite a selection of children's books too.The homeshop sells mainly...

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Saltaire Local Customs

  • Riverboat Festival

    During the festival there are usually a couple of traditional old canal boats tied up beside the bridge. You can take a look around them to see how life on board on eof these boats would be. There is often a boat or two doing pleasure trips too.

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  • Dancing In The Streets

    There are music and dance events going on throughout the festival too at various venues. The Festival Program will detail times and places. These dancers were on Victoria Road just beyond Shipley College.

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  • Fancy Dress

    During Saltaire festival you might see a number of people in fancy dress - well, more like period costume to be precise, from the Victorian Era.

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Saltaire Warnings and Dangers

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    ATM at Saltaire Co-Op

    by suvanki Updated Apr 1, 2013

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    We visited Saltaire at Easter. We were told that the only ATM was at the Co-Op. So on the Saturday afternoon we joined a small queue to withdraw some cash for the weekend.
    On the Sunday, we needed a bit more cash as our accommodation bill could only be paid by cash or cheque. There was no money left in the ATM!
    Luckily the Co-Op offers cash back - maximum £50.
    So, I purchased a couple of items, paid with my debit card and got £50 cash back.

    The Co-Op has a range of food, drinks, magazines/newspapers etc

    54,Bingley Road, Saltaire, Shipley,West Yorkshire, BD18 4SD

    Opening Hours
    Mon-Sun
    07.00 - 2300 hours

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Saltaire Tourist Traps

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    me on the tram ;-)

    by sandysmith Written Sep 12, 2003

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    Ok its not too far - even for me uphill ;-) but i took a ride on the little tram

    Unique Suggestions: ..its helps the local business here anyway.

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Saltaire Off The Beaten Path

  • Bingley Locks

    The "Five Rise" locks at Bingley are one of the most beautiful flights on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. You can walk to them along the canal path from Saltaire in about an hour. The whole walk is lovely and you pass other locks and hand operated swing bridges along the way, as well as a pub and a tea room.

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  • Lister Park

    A couple of miles down the road towards Bradford is Lister Park. This is a huge park with a large boating lake, water features, formal gardens, tree-lined walks, sports (tennis etc) and an Art Gallery/Museum. It's a lovely place for a sunny afternoon.

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  • Shipley Glen

    Beyond Roberts Park is Shipley Glen, a wooded hillside that offers some nice gentle walking and good views back from the top. There's a funicular railway to the top if you're not feeling energetic enough. It's quite a vintage attraction too, looking like something straight from the Victorian Era.

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Saltaire Sports & Outdoors

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    Cricket, Saltaire

    by steventilly Written Jan 26, 2005

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    In the summer months there's almost always a cricket match going on at the sports ground which lies between the river and the canal. Watching is a pleasant way to spend a sunny afternoon, though I guess there are plenty of other things to be doing around here too.

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Saltaire Favorites

  • Canal Path

    Had enough of streets and mainly dark houses? Then a walk don the canal path is a great change of scenery. We enjoyed the walk down the canal path with Steve and Susan to the 5 Rise Locks at Bingley - this is about 4 km away. Even if you don't want to walk that far its worth a short stroll and a few minutes walk will bring you to the Hirstwood...

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  • William Henry Street

    At the corners of William Henry Street are taller three storey houses. These were built initially as boarding houses. They were a vast improvement on the usual lodging facilities in towns.

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  • Albert Road

    The houses in Albert Rd were built in 1866 as part of the final phase of housing. The houses at the lower end, either in pairs or fours, were built for company executives. They have more Gothic detail and larger gardens than the other workmen houses in the village such as in Herbert and Amelia Street.

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