Guided Walks

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The most memorable and entertaining way to understand Saltaire World Heritage Site is on one of our fun and fascinating walks with guides accredited with over 25 year experience.

Tour Saltaire with knowledgeable guides who will inform and entertain you as they personally conduct you around this unique place.

Click below for more information about our different walks:

Prices start at £8 but we are happy to offer discounts for large groups. Please contact us for further details.


Not in a group or here just for the day? We are happy to offer private guided walks for individuals at anytime by arrangemen. We have also given guided tours to national and international students studying for their theses.

Small Groups

We are more than happy to organise a tour for a small group at any time by arrangement. Mrs Ellin Dooley lives in the village and can often be available at short notice.

You won’t be bored!

Coach Parties & Tourist Groups

Our costume guided tours of Saltaire World Heritage Site are enjoyed by groups, coach parties, tourist groups, clubs and societies from the world over. We constantly receive fantastic feedback.

Groups can book online and choose subject areas of particular interest.

Meet the Guides

All our guides have been and are involved in not just preserving the history, but making history in Saltaire.

We fully support the UNESCO world heritage site and contribute to projects, like the restoration of the Prussian blue and white street signs. We make a regular monthly contribution for the preservation and restoration of the Saltaire United Reformed Church, eg of the mausoleum where Sir Titus Salt is interred.

We also provide resources for the education market, for example education packs for primary schools.

All our guides are individuals and have their unique style, opinions and character. They interact with each other, just like in real life. That’s what makes our tours so special.


Ellin Dooley

a common mill worker

Maria actually lives in Saltaire and has worked in the tourist industry for many years and is famous for being appointed Bradford District’s first Tourism Officer in 1980. She was instrumental in training the first Blue Badge Guides in Yorkshire. Not only is she a long term resident of Saltaire and an enthusiastic local historian, she is a member of Saltaire Collection the fabulous Saltaire WI, the Saltaire Traders and supports the Saltaire Village Society, Saltaire Festival and Saltaire Inspired. Her collection of fascinating facts and anecdotes bring Saltaire history to life. Her guided walks, talks and after dinner speeches are legendary and refreshingly different.

Maria’s costumed character, Mrs Ellin Dooley, is as common as muck, lives in an ordinary worker’s house on Amelia Street with her husband Henry, 12 children and another on the way.


Matron Sarah Turner

the first matron of Sir Titus Salt’s hospital

Sheila is an actor and singer; a member of West Riding Opera and the Glen Singers. She appeared in ‘After the War is Over’ in 2012, playing a First World War nursing sister for Saltaire UNESCO World Heritage Site and most recently she played Sister Milton in “Not About Heroes”.

She is currently guiding for Salts Walks, playing the character of Matron Sarah Turner, a trained ‘Nightingale Nurse’. The first matron to be appointed at Salt’s Hospital, her mantra in life is ‘to purge, or not to purge?’ Sheila’s specialism is 19th Century medicine.

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