What To See & Do


Watch the trailer for our Lockdown Video Tour of Saltaire here

Video Tour Of Saltaire- Trailer

Saltaire appeared on TV again earlier this year on Channel 5’s Britain By Barge Then & Now

Click here

to watch the programme highlights and join Bill Oddie and Pete Waterman on a 3 minute tour of Salts Mill and Village with tour guide Maria Glot

Salts Mill, Saltaire - so much to see and do in Saltaire

Before or after your guided walk  for information and enquires relating to Saltaire, please contact Bradford Visitor Information Centre Britannia House, Broadway, Bradford BD1 1JF  tel: 01274 433678, bradford.vic@bradford.gov.uk

Enjoy all there is to see and do in Saltaire. Make it memorable by including a guided tour of Saltaire as part of your visit!

“You really brought Sir Titus, his village and the mill to life” – Phyl Thaw

“your tour of Saltaire made the day” – Robin Schofield

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Shipley Glen Tramway

A trip on the  Shipley Glen Tramway Victorian funicular railway is a real treat and a must do. Groups; they will open  any time by arrangement for your group – contact Richard Freeman 07773001250 or email freemanrc@blueyonder.co.uk.   www.glentramway.co.uk





Saltaire Canal Boat TripSALTAIRE TRIP BOAT HIRE   on the Titus

30 min Return Trip. All seats only £4.00

Term time Operating Hours – Thurs to Sun 11.am to 4.30pm (Other days dependant on the weather)

School Holiday Operating Hours Open 7 days a week 11.00am to 5.00pm.

Our boat the Titus is available for private Parties  Speak to the Skipper or tel 07944550488

see us on www.saltairetripboat.co.uk


Saltaire WurlitzerThe Wurlitzer Organ in Victoria Hall. We are delighted to be working with the Cinema Organ Society and  hope you will be able to book and enjoy a half hour taster for your group, or school phone Richard Stephenson 0845 400 2208 after 7.00pm  at Contact: richard.stephenson@cinema-organs.org.uk to book your experience. (See suggested Itineraries below.)

The Society’s Northern Wurlitzer was built in 1937 and installed that year in the Gaumont Cinema, Oldham.

Since leaving there in 1961 it has had three homes before arriving at the fabulous grade 2 listed Victoria Hall, Saltaire. The opening concerts were in April 2009 and from the very first night the organ was declared a world-class instrument and one of the finest installations in the UK. The Wurlitzer is used for concerts, dances, wedding receptions and other private hires. Members can practice on the Wurlitzer each month and tuition can be arranged. And yes, it does rise up through the stage on a lift.


The Bracken Hall Countryside Centre at the top of Baildon Moors Glen Rd  Baildon, Shipley BD17 5EA 01274 584140

David Hockney Gallery Salts Mill Saltaire


Salts Mill and its 1853 David Hockney Galley, opened in 1987 by Jonathan Silver, is an amazing experience. Tel 01274 531163. Groups please note, it is advisable to contact them before your arrival.




Places to eat

and partake of refreshments. Please note Groups are very welcome and refreshments are by  arrangement only,

Victoria Hall Saltaire Victoria Hall by arrangement with Moria Fuller, Viki Summer 01274 327305

The Salt Cellar – 192 Saltaire Road open Tuesday to Thursday 5-8pm Friday – Saturday 12-8pm and Sunday 12-6pm for Sunday roasts. Pop in for a bite. 🙂 call Donna on 01274 955051 or 07718132256

Saltaire Boathouse – by the river. Groups please contact 01274 585690

The Half Moon Cafe –Roberts Park Saltaire BD17 7LU www.halfmooncafe.co.uk

 Salts Diner in Salts Mill. Groups call Nigel 01274 530533     Salts Mill 01274 531163

Dont Tell Titus Bar & Restaurant Don’t Tell Titus  Restaurant – Victoria Road – wine bar  Groups call Bobby 01274 595633

The Hop  199 Bingley Road BD18 4DH – 08714269706 or  01274 582111

The Terrace  Bingley Road 01274 533084 mobile 078541626695 ( Small groups up to 25)

Inside the Saltaire United Reformed ChurchSaltaire United Reformed Church   contact  events@saltaireurc.org.uk

Titus Salt Statue Roberts Park

Caroline Street Social Club Caroline Street01274 585140

hilariousnicity@gmail.com · www.carolineclub.co.uk

Catering provided by 211 the DELI 211 Bingley Road.BD18 4DH
www.211thedeli.co.uk Tel 01274 595081

Events in Saltaire

Scheduled Guided Walks

Please inform us if you intend to join a walk so we can ensure there are enough guides – call 07801449105  

It is always wise to check availability as start times may be subject to slight delays.

Join A Scheduled Group Walk

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Beginning 2pm Sunday 5th June Costume Guided Walks Touring Saltaire

Saltaire Costume Guided Walks Poster


Victoria Hall

Classes & Events – from Clog dancing to Taekwondo – Victoria Hall

TLR THE LIVE ROOM  – The best all round roots music venue in West Yorkshire

Live concerts are back in Saltaire beginning May 2021

For lots  more info. Tel: 01274 594021    Mob: 07855164182   www.theliveroom.info


Saltaire Festival  :  September 2022

See the full list of festival events  and get your tickets at   www.saltairefestival.co.uk



David Starley PhD AIFA  Local Artist

75 Albert Rd. Saltaire, Shipley,BD18 4NS

T:    01274 586272  davidstarley@yahoo.co.uk

Art website  www.saa.co.uk/art/davidstarley

Paints fabulous pictures of Saltaire and much more.

New studio/Gallery Website:  www.davidstarleyartist.com


1 Victoria RoadShopping experience in Saltaire. Supporting Totally Locally

Titus Salt knew what he was doing when he put 40 shops in the village. He soon noticed that thousands of people came into the village from miles to shop here. Before long three sets of tram company owners opened their tramsheds around Saltaire to bring even more people in. The variety of shops in the village was second to none in the 1850s. For a fascinating insight into the shops of the time, get hold of  Roger Clarke’s Book ‘A Penny for Going’ A brilliant history of Saltaire through its many and varied shops. It can be purchased in the Saltaire United Reformed Church Shop at £8.50

Today there are so many unique and individual shopping experiences to be had in Saltaire. Just stroll down Victoria Road, or potter along  GordonTerrace and Bingley Road. Go into Salts Mill, or venture down Caroline St.


Hidden Gems Vintage Shopping

Did you know Saltaire a Vintage Shop in the village. Salts Walkers are spoilt for choice when it comes to buying new outfits. Look no further when choosing a unique gift. Enjoy the experience of visiting this aladin’s cave of sheer delights.

The Saltaire Vintage Shop  16 Victoria Road  Saltaire.   Contact Melanie Tel 01756797465    For Antiques and Vintage   Ever changing displays of goods something unique for everyone.    


Dot The Jewellers – Artisan jewellers on Victoria Road, Saltaire.

Please support Saltaire’s independent shops. In association with @ShopAppyUK twitter.  Website shopappy.com


Saltaire Local Produce Market

Meet the Totally Locally Team , and buy one of our lovely Hessian bags at a much reduced price.

Caroline St Car Park


Places to Stay in Saltaire Village

Saltaire Workers Cottages

mobile 07745216822 email; care@saltairecottages.info Website: www.saltairecottages.info

Suggested Itineraries for groups visiting Saltaire.

10.00 Arrive to be met by Salts Walks guides in costume and character. Sit down for refreshments and a stimulating  introduction to the village. (tea,coffee, biscuits can be arranged in the Church or Victoria Hall, or a number of venues of your choice.

10.30 Guided Walk. A chance to see inside the Saltaire United Reformed Church and start the guided walk. Each participant is given a handmade laminated book mark with the name, address and history of a real person who lived and worked in Saltaire on it.

12 noon to 14.15 A chance for your group to enjoy a lunch of their choice . There are many places to choose from both on the streets, in the Park and in Salts Mill; and of course an opportunity to go inside Salts Mill with its incredible 1853 David Hockney Gallery and much more. For something different book a taster Wurlitzer Concert in Victoria Hall and enjoy your packed lunch at the same time. contact Richard Stephenson 08454002208 (after 7pm)  or richard.stephenson@cinema-organs.org.uk to book your experience.

14.30 Organise an truly memorable trip on the Shipley Glen Tramway, contact Richard Freeman – 07773001250 email freemanrc@blueyonder.co.uk www.glentramway.co.uk

 15.15  Take a a tour around Roberts Park; Sir Titus Salt’s magnificently restored Victorian park with a member of Friends of the Park.

16.30 Organise an afternoon tea  in the wonderful Half Moon Cafe in the park, before departing Saltaire.

UNIQUE Shopping Experience.

10.00 First Stop has to be a Salts Walk, meet costumed guides in the Saltaire United Reformed Church; qualified guides will give you an introduction to this unique village.

11.30 Coffee in Salts Mill diner, then start your unique shopping experience in the Mill. Visit the Home and the fabulous bookshop, and so much more

13.00 Enjoy lunch, so much choice from the diner in the mill, wine bar ‘Don’t tell Titus’ .

14.00 Continue your shopping experience by visiting the many independant shops.

Then take a stroll along Gordon Terrace, Bingley Road. Make sure you pop into Edward St Bakery and the Butterfly Rooms so many wonderful unique shops; none will be found on the high street.

15.30 Afternoon tea, the choice is overwhelming from ‘Jeanette’s Cakery,’ to the French ‘Terez’ or the Buonissimo Deli – a taste of Italy. (After all Saltaire is based on 15th century Italian architecture.)

Industrial Heritage

10.00 Start with refreshments in Victoria Hall and a talk followed by a guided walk brought to you by Salts Walks & Talks

11.45 Enjoy a Canal Cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool canal on the barge the Titus. Ask to be dropped off at the Five Rise Locks at Bingley, an amazing feat of engineering, a series of five locks that raise the Canal 60 feet.

13.15. Come back for lunch in Roberts Park; try the Boat House on the edge of the River Aire or the Half Moon Cafe. Set in this beautiful park.

15.00 Organise a trip on the Shipley Glen Tramway.

15.30 Spend an hour or two in Salts Mill, afternoon tea and refreshments are available here. Or Visit the Bradford Industrial Museum not far away in Eccleshill.

There are so many alternatives, for the afternoon like a walk along the Leeds and Liverpool canal towpath up to the Five Rise Locks at Bingley, about two miles, or you can take the train only one stop.

After your trip on the Tramway, take a walk across the spectacular Baildon Moors.

Or organise your very own Wurlitzer Concert in Victoria Hall and take afternoon tea here. For more suggestions please just ask us.

Book Your Guided Walk

Further Information

More about the Saltaire area

Extend your stay. Visit nearby Bronte Country.

Our first class guide & friend Helen provides guided Bronte Country walks which will help you not just see but feel the landscape that inspired the Bronte sisters. As Helen says “Take a walk on the wild side”, book a Bronte guided walk at helensheritagewalks.co.uk

For more information about the attractions and events in Bronte Country visit www.bronte-country.com

    Please tell your friends about Saltaire Village Experience

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  13 Responses to “What To See & Do”

  1. I would like to organise a day out for Marshland Local History Group, Goole, East Yorkshire.
    either Sat. 21st June 2014 or Sat 28th June 2014 , Sat. 20th September 2014 or 27th September 2014

    Which of these days would be more suitable for our coach party of 49–53
    If we could stagger the guided walk or tram journey

  2. Dear Joan,
    We would love to look after your group, sat 21st June or 28th June would be a great day to come, Sat 20th we have our wonderful Saltaire Festival..so much street entertainment, just a little difficult to do a guided walk during the main festival weekend. Just submit a booking form and we will ensure your group have an informative and brilliant time.
    The Shipley Glen Tramway really is an unforgettable experience.

  3. Hello. I am one of the 4 girls which are part of The Saltaire Vintage Shop on Victoria Road. We are not mentioned on your places to shop list. Please come in and see us some time and have a chat. Best wishes, Melanie.

    • Dear Melanie,
      We would be delighted to include you, I need up-date details of the shop as when I came in, you were changing your name, please email details and I will include you. I am going to make a big feature of the vintage shops in Saltaire, because they are wonderful and offer a fantastic experience, to all the thousands of people we bring on guided walks.
      best wishes looking forward to getting your information

      • Hi Maria only just came across this tonight……Well we have a lovely hand painted shop sign: The Saltaire Vintage Shop. Its been a fabulous 6 months.Going from strength to strength. Our reputation for selling truly vintage items has snowballed and we are well regarded within the antiques and collectables market for our ever changing stock and a window display which is refreshed every 3 weeks. You can find us on http://www.facebook.com/thesaltairevintageshop which is where we feature our new arrivals. Contact details are: 01756 797465. Many thanks, Melanie

  4. Hello!
    We booked a Salt Walk with you in 2013, and my participants advised me to do this again in July 2015. It would be especially interesting for those new in my group. But those who attended 2 years ago would love to come again, too. Thank you Maria and colleague. You were so kind and even managed to do part of it in German.
    So: Would it be possible to have a Salt Walk with you on July 22nd, maybe at 11a.m.? We will come by coach and be on the way to Manchester Airport for our flight home, but will have 2 or 3 hours for Saltaire.
    Thank you so much.
    Best wishes for the New Year
    Heidi Scholz-Immer and the German Oldies

    • Dear Heidi,
      We would be delighted to conduct a guided walk for your group on Wed 22nd July at 11.00am. The cost of the walk then will be £4.50p per person. We start at the Saltrire United Reformed Church. I will arrange for a German speaking guide.
      Please can you let me know how many people will be in the group. You will find a booking form here.
      I look forward to hearing back from you.
      Best wishes

      Maria Glot
      Salts Walks

  5. Hi Maria,

    Would you mind also mentioning/linking to our store as we are based in Saltaire on Victoria Road. We are an artisan jewellers and our website can be found on: http://dotthejewellers.com/

    Thanks 🙂

    • Dear Josh,
      I would be delighted to link your business with our website.We love working with all organisations in Saltaire as they all enhance the visitors experience.
      Hope your business grow and goes from strength to strength.

      Maria Salts Walks & Talks

  6. On the 20/6/13 I brought a group of 53 from Southport U3A for the tour, it was a great day and I would like to do this again next year,we do our trips on a Saturday and was thinking of June , I would be grateful if you could give me prices and information please . Ruth Lawless

    • Dear Ruth,
      Dear Ruth,
      Thank you for your enquiry, we would be delighted to conduct a costumed guided walk for your group in June 2018, the cost of the walk is £5.00 per person and last about 80 mins, at the moment we have a lot of availability on Saturday in June 2018
      Please let me know what date and time you would like to start.
      Best wishes
      Maria Glot
      Salts Walks

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