Salts Mill, Shipley

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Once the largest industrial building in the world by total floor area, Salts Mill contains a large collection of works by artist David Hockney and a number of independent shops and restaurants. This former mill was built in 1853 by Titus Salt, a local manufacturer and politician. The historic mill also includes an exhibition narrating the fascinating history of Saltaire, a World Heritage Site that once served as home to hundreds of Salt’s workers. Take a little time to explore the many shops inside the old building, which sell everything from bicycles to antiques. You can also walk or cycle on the canal path, which passes by the mill and is part of the national cycle network. Put Salts Mill at the forefront of your travel plans using our Bradford trip planner .
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  • August 20, 2017
    Saltaire and Salts Mill is worthy of its UNESCO World Heritage Site status - but the whole raison d'etre of the town has been lost - namely its textile machinery. This is a sorry testimony to how Engl...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    What a fantastic place full of culture, history, visionaries from the past, good food, amazing architecture and stunning landscapes. Well worth a visit both in the sun or rain....  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We revisited after more than 30 years and were amazed at the transformation! We had an amazing day walking around Saltaire and the Mill. So much to see and marvel at. Take in Roberts Park and experien...  more »
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  • Hockney for free! To look at, anyway... Really interesting gallery and bookstore, restaurant and cafe. They have got the mix just right; well worth a couple of hours of anybody's time.
  • Where to start? For the architecture and the history alone this place is worth a visit. But then you have the great bookshop, the fantastic galleries, Salt's Diner and it's delicious food and so much more. The family and I come here often, and with the exciting developments that I have read are on the way, it's going to get even better.
  • Love it. Fab place . Lots to see & Saltaire village & Roberts park are great to stroll round. Plenty to see & lots of lovely eateries.
  • I love this place. Great building and gallery. Along with book shop
  • I was a little disappointed with the service yesterday in the cafe. Me and a few friends went for lunch we were seated but had to ask for the chairs to be wiped as they were full of food, we were then asked for our order and drinks we waited 25-30 minutes the food came before our drinks, the food was fantastic can't fault it. When we had finished we waited an hour and a half for someone to clear our plates no one came. We asked for the bill and to pay for what we had separately we paid the waitress. The waiter came over informed us we had overpaid (we had not we were expecting change we explained this) we were then told oh take the money if it's our mistake and we left. It is a lovely place and a great day out just a bit disappointed.

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