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Saltaire Village World Heritage Site
Visiting Saltaire
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Top FAQ: When is Saltaire open and how much does it cost?
  • Saltaire is a village where people live, so is OPEN EVERY DAY for visitors.
  • You don't have to book to come here, and there's no charge.
  • Check Salts Mill opening hours:
  • Saltaire has shops, places to eat, a lovely park, is situated on the Leeds to Liverpool canal, a rich history and beautiful architecture.
Saltaire: How to get here & what to do

Image: Tom Woolley

Directions and parking | Loos and access | Map of Saltaire |
Canal path and cycling


Where is Saltaire and what is it?

Saltaire's exact position
N53 50 21 W1 47 18

UNESCOSaltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill, known as Salts Mill and this village on the River Aire. Designed by architects, Lockwood and Mawson, Saltaire has beautiful Italianate architecture and a rich history. Saltaire Village was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.

UNESCO: "Saltaire, West Yorkshire, is a complete and well-preserved industrial village of the second half of the 19th century. Its textile mills, public buildings and workers' housing are built in a harmonious style of high architectural standards and the urban plan survives intact, giving a vivid impression of Victorian philanthropic paternalism."

Today, Saltaire is a village where people live and work. There are shops, places to eat, private businesses, a lovely park and of course, Salts Mill. The Village is situated on the Leeds to Liverpool canal which runs adjacent to the River Aire. It is served by a railway station with direct links to Bradford, Leeds and Skipton. Saltaire is the home of Shipley College, which uses buildings on Victoria Road and Exhibition Road.



Virtual Exploration of Saltaire

If you can't get here in person, you can be a virtual explorer of Saltaire with Google's new World Wonders Project. Explore!


Our friends

Salts Mill
David Hockney
Saltaire History Club
Saltaire United Reformed Church
Saltaire Inspired
Saltaire Festival
Saltaire Collection, Shipley College
Saltaire Daily Photo


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