Welcome to the Saltaire UNESCO Experience – don’t just visit Saltaire, live Saltaire!

Experience your memorable Saltaire Village guided tour Or introductory talk.

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You won’t lose out because of any Coronavirus cancellation

Call us today on 01274 599887 or 07801 449105.

We have resumed our fascinating fabulously entertaining walks and talks experiences on a Covid Secure basis. This means by arrangement for private groups such as families, organisations and school groups. Pre book these here.

Don’t forget our Saltaire History page which is regularly updated with Saltaire stories and Titus tales giving a fascinating insight into the experience of living and working in Saltaire during fully functioning Mill times.

For a flavour of Saltaire and what you might hear on a guided tour watch the 3 minute video of when Bill Oddie and Pete Waterman met tour guide Maria for Channel 5’s Britain By Barge. Watch here.

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Saltaire Village Experience Walking Tour Guides

We have been offering the most exciting guided walks and talks of the UNESCO Saltaire World Heritage Site since 1996.

Either in or out of costume, our guided tours are witty, entertaining and fun, delivered in an authentic Victorian style and no skimping on the true history. We promise you an unforgettable experience. See what folk say.

Saltaire Village Experience encompasses Salts Walks and Talks.  We are the only tour guides genuinely based in Saltaire World Heritage village.


Spanish tourist group on Saltaire tour

Tours for groups including:

  • Tourist Groups
  • Clubs & Societies
  • Coach Parties

 Many of our members said that it was the best day out – and we’ve had quite a few! – Lynda Hall Whitwick and District U3A

Join A Scheduled Walk
On the guided tour of Saltaire

 Best for:

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Individuals

We were lucky to join a group, for a tour. What a fabulous experience! It made our day out really special. – Lynn and Bob Cherry Guernsey

Saltaire For Schools
Victorian Child in Salts Mill

School and Education Groups

From primary schools to PhD students

Imagine  people that are funny while factual, that are educational while exciting, that are crazy while clever; those people are your guides.  Your tours for schools are enjoyable and exciting, funny and fabulous; this is how I would describe the amazing trip you provide for schools.” – Baildon C of E Primary School, Ellen Watling 


Talk given at Stocksmoor WI by Saltaire speaker

We come to you

Book an entertaining speaker for your group, club, society, charity, or educational establishment, or to enhance your dinner, meeting, AGM, or conference.

It was the general consensus that yours was one of the best talks we have ever had at Tod U3A. – Raphaela Summers

I have been telling any ear I could find about your performance re Titus Salt at the Talk in Sherburn. So well told and acted. – Steven Kilner  Sherburn U3A March 2018

As well as costumed guided walking tours for groups, schools and clubstalks and presentations can be tailor made…with subjects to meet your group’s needs. Individuals are also catered for or can join a group walk.

Book Your Guided Walk

informative, entertaining, instructive, educational, hilarious, brilliant tours.
John Eaton Lupton Fawcett LLP 


Group visit to Saltaire on guided walkCall us today on 01274 599887 or 07801 449105.
Book your own guided UNESCO Saltaire Village Experience.

We work with all the tourism  providers and traders in Saltaire and can link you to: the Bradford Visitor Information Centre, Salts Mill, refreshment and accommodation providers, Titus Salt Boat Hire, Victoria Hall & the Wurlitzer, vintage clothing shops, Saltaire Inspired (the arts trail), Saltaire Collection Saltaire Archives, Saltaire Festival, Roberts Park,  Shipley Glen Tramway, places to eat and much more.

With your help we are proud to support the upkeep and restoration of Saltaire Village.

Here are just a few comments from some of our recent visitors.

Mrs Dooley on costume guided tour

Skipton Friendship Group, Cynthia Blenkinsop  ‘I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Mrs ‘ill for bringing Saltaire to life for us this afternoon.  All the members I spoke to afterwards had nothing but praise for the visit and admiration for your knowledge of the village and ability to make it so entertaining.  I certainly will be back.’ October 2015


Marshland History Group, Joan Drayt ‘Everyone in the party said how mucch they had enjoyed the whole experience.  Thank you also to the other members of the team who were equally praised.  I shall certainly recommend you to other people.  It was one of the best day day we have had.’ June 2014

Mr D M Foster  ‘Just a quick e-mail to thank the Tour guides who gave us such an informatiuve, educational and very interesting guide of the Saltaire area on Thusday 17th Sept 2015, especially as I was “Married” to the dignified Mrs. Caroline Hill for all of an hour or so!  Also many thanks to “Elin Dooley” who gave such a “Salty” presentation of her family life in the Village.’

 Leeds National Trust, Paul Rockett ‘On behalf of the Leeds NT members who came on your walk yesterday may I offer my thanks for an enjoyable experience.  Your colleague and yourself were most knowledgeable and presented that knowledge in a humerous way which helped one get a real flavour of Titus and his workforce.’ September 2015

Mrs Hill posing with tourists on Saltaire walkWI Group, Janet Dempsey and David Wilson ‘We would just like to thank you for your guided tour of Saltaire, my wife and I were part of the WI group last Saturday morning.  I have to say we were pleasantly surprised by your funny and interesting performance.  Obviously you have a huge knowledge of your subjecft and present it very, very well.  You turned what we thought was going to a good day into a great, absorbing and informative experience.’  October 2015

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Join us for a refreshingly different visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the working, model Victorian village of Saltaire.

Saltaire is not a museum; it is a thriving working community.  Our guides bring to life the men, women and children who lived and worked here from the 1850s to the present day.  Find out about the common mill workers as well as the artisans and managers; see their houses and places of work.

Ask about  life in the village today, the stories of Jonathan and Maggie Silver, Sir James Roberts and  Illingworth Morris.

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