A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire takes its name from its philanthropic founder, Sir Titus Salt and the River Aire, which runs through the village. Conveniently located opposite the train station, immerse yourself in Saltaire’s rich history at Salts Mill, once a leading textile mill, now a place of art, dining and shopping. It is at the Salts Mill where you will find the world’s largest permanent collection of Bradford’s own (and now world renowned) artist, David Hockney.
The village itself is well-worth a good explore for its spectacular architecture commissioned by Sir Titus Salt, to independent shops and restaurants. During the summer months, where better to spend an afternoon than in Roberts Park which boasts 14 beautiful acres, bandstands, a children’s play area and BMX skatepark? Don’t miss the opportunity to take a ride on the Shipley Glen Tramway, a Victorian funicular railway and one of the oldest working tramways in Britain.
Finally, why not get into the party spirit at the Saltaire Festival (8th September – 17th September), celebrating the arts, community and the village’s unique history with more than 30,000 spectators and 100+ events.