Welcome to the Saltaire UNESCO Experience – don’t just visit Saltaire, live Saltaire!
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You won’t lose out because of any Coronavirus cancellation
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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.
Tours for groups of individuals and our ‘Join A Walk’ programme are currently suspended.
We hope to resume these at a future date.
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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We have been offering the most exciting guided walks 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. We are the only tour guides genuinely based in Saltaire World Heritage village.
We offer tours in Spanish, French, Italian, German and of course English.
As well as costumed guided walking tours for groups, schools and clubs, talks 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.
informative, entertaining, instructive, educational, hilarious, brilliant tours.
– John Eaton Lupton Fawcett LLP
Call 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 Stories, Saltaire Archives, Saltaire Festival, Roberts Park, Saltaire Review, Shipley Glen Tramway, places to eat and much more.
With your help we are proud to support the upkeep and restoration of Saltaire Village. We donated over £3,000 in 2017.
Here are just a few comments from some of our recent visitors.
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
WI 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
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.