What to See & Do

There's Plenty to Do in Saltaire!

As well as our famous Walks & Talks, Saltaire has lots to offer visitors. Whether you’re looking for a ride on the funicular tramway, planning a shopping trip, or looking for somewhere to eat and drink – we’re here to give you a helping hand!

Annual Events Include:

  • February: Potato Day
  • April: World Heritage Weekend
  • May: Saltaire Arts Trail
  • June 1940s Weekend
  • July Dragon Boat Races
  • September: Saltaire Festival
  • December: Saltaire Advent Windows 

On this page are videos that introduce you to Saltaire and its history and a clip from the Channel 5 series “Britain by Barge” where Bill Oddie and Pete Waterman have a guided tour from our very own Maria Glot.

For information and enquiries about Saltaire, please contact:

Bradford Visitor Information Centre
Britannia House, Broadway, Bradford BD1 1JF

Tel.: 01274 433678


 Make it memorable with a guided tour or an introductory talk of Saltaire as part of your visit!

Saltaire: Walk This Way

Not able to visit Saltaire?

Beginning with this trailer. Tap into a taster of things to come.

Titus Salt - Early Years

Part one of our video tour of Saltaire.

Titus Salt founded the mill and model village at Saltaire, now a world heritage site. Titus is often considered a great entrepreneur but did luck have a part to play? Historian Maria Glot delves into how it all started in part 1 of this series of short videos.

Titus Salt Factory Owner Moves From Bradford To Saltaire

Part 2 of our video tour of Saltaire

Why did Saltaire come about? Why move into and out of Bradford? Historian Maria Glot explains with the help of special guest Mrs Ellin Dooley who worked for Titus Salt.

Britain By Barge - Then & Now

Saltaire, again, features on TV!

This time in the first episode of Channel Five’s series, “Britain By Barge – Then & Now”. Bill Oddie and Pete Waterman embarked on an epic journey on the Leeds Liverpool Canal through Saltaire where they encountered our costumed Saltaire Tour Guide Maria Glot.

Watch the video below to see some highlights.

If you want to see more, you can watch the full episode on the My5 website: Celebrity Britain by Barge – Then & Now: Episode 1