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Saltaire Village, Shipley
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
At Saltaire Village, amble among the stately stone buildings that make up this Victorian industrial model village, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll among the small antique and craft shops, bookstores, and restaurants, which coexist within the remarkably intact, original village, built to provide housing and services for the workers of Salts Mill. Inside the old mill building, check out the art gallery dedicated to the work of Bradford-born artist David Hockney. Wander the floors of restaurants, shops, and cafes. If you want an insider’s glimpse of Saltaire, check the village website to connect with local guides. To visit Saltaire Village on your holiday in Bradford, and find out what else Bradford has to offer, use our Bradford trip itinerary planner.
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Unfortunately we went on a Tuesday and the antique fair and one of the cafes was closed. Still plenty of interest to see though. It would be lovely on a nice day to have a wander around the park but w... read more »
Plan to spend most of your day walking around this huge site. Loaded with Industrial Revolution gravitas, the buildings are jaw dropping. Both the scale of the mill complex, and the vast number of row... read more »
It was a dull drizzly day in Autumn and we had friends visiting so what could we do? A trip to Saltaire was decided upon and proved to be the perfect solution. In the rain we examined the displays in ... read more »
Wikus de Jager
UNESCO World Heritage Site model industrial village with Italianate influence in architecture. Wander around or join a guided tour. Do not miss Hockney's art in Salts Mill. Enjoy a walk in Roberts Park or along the Aire River or Leeds to Liverpool canal. The riverside Art walk starts from the canal tow path after the New Mill, going eastwards from Victoria road. Grab a coffee, or a pint overlooking the river. Can be reached by train from Leeds. The annual festival in September is fantastic.
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