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Salts Mill, Shipley

(4.4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your Salts Mill visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bradford using our Bradford holiday planner.
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  • the old mill is now full of really interesting shops and cafes- allow plenty of time to visit.....read in the bookshop, eat in the diner, look at Hockney art in the gallery, be tempted by kitchen gadg...  more »
  • Salt's has a fascinating history, and when so many of the wonderful buildings of the industrial revolution were being demolished or converted into apartments as the industry went into decline, Jonatha...  more »
  • The interest in this place is the building itself. A huge cotton mill of the type that there was once hundreds of. Instead of featuring the building and offering an insight into the workings of the mi...  more »
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  • Good David Hockney exhibition in place. Good for lunches. The Mill is fascinating. Even an antiques shop in there. The shops are somewhat overpriced though capitalising on their "artistic" produce, much of which falls in to the category......looked great in the shop but now it's home.......? Nevertheless interesting to look at.
  • First visit here in July 2016 - what a wonderful transformation to an area. The development of the old mills is stunning with a wonderful cafe and art galleries and shop. Close to the River Aire and Leeds Liverpool canal perfect for picnics and watching the world go by. Great parking close by at a reasonable price and loved all the mill workers cottages. Another Yorkshire Gem and World Heritage Site fantastic
  • One of our favourite places to visit. World heritage site and a great Sunday morning breakfast, what's not to like?
  • Saw the David Hockney exhibition. Stunning setting, with lovely cafe/diner and book shops and in the fascinating mill. Well worth a visit.
  • Had lunch in Salts Diner, 2nd floor, Salts Mill. The diner is very family friendly, serving a great variety of snacks and meals, too many to choose from! There is also an interesting specials board to tempt you. I had the smoked chicken Caesar salad, with bacon,anchovies, olives and Grant Panadoro cheese shavings. From the first mouthful until the last my mouth was tingling with so many flavours...the best Caesar I've had!