Founded in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt, Saltaire is a historic village in Shipley, West Yorkshire, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved industrial heritage and distinctive architecture.

Discover Saltaire

The charming village of Saltaire was founded in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt, a leading industrialist in the Yorkshire woollen industry. It is a village within Shipley.

The name of the village combines the founder’s surname and the name of the pretty river that runs through the village.

In December 2001, the village was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Fast forward to present day, and Salts Mill now forms the heart of the village.

The impressive building is now fully converted and home to an inspiring David Hockney gallery, a superb selection of shops and some tempting restaurants and cafes.

Accommodation in Saltaire

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Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel

Bradford Road, Bingley, BD16 1TU, United Kingdom

Oakwood Hall Hotel

Lady Lane, Bingley, BD16 4AW, United Kingdom

9 Peasacre

9 Peasacre, 9 Peasacre, Micklewaite, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 3JP, United Kingdom

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Where next after Saltaire?

Head into Bradford for a curry or have a day trip on the Bingley Five Rise Locks.