Watch the trailer for our Lockdown Video Tour of Saltaire here
Saltaire appeared on TV again earlier this year on Channel 5’s Britain By Barge Then & Now
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com. www.glentramway.co.uk
SALTAIRE 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
The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Places to eat
and partake of refreshments. Please note Groups are very welcome and refreshments are by arrangement only,
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
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)
Caroline Street Social Club Caroline Street – 01274 585140
Catering provided by 211 the DELI 211 Bingley Road.BD18 4DH
www.211thedeli.co.uk Tel 01274 595081
Events in Saltaire
Scheduled Guided Walks
Cost £5.50 pp. 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
Please check on our Facebook Events page
Classes & Events – from Clog dancing to Taekwondo – Victoria Hall
Christmas Lights Switch on Victoria Hall Sunday 1st December 2019 4.30pm to 7.00pm . Stalls, mince pies mulled wine, carol signing , music refreshments and more. Everyone Welcome.
Saltaire Living Advent Calendar 1st December to 6th January 2020
Brought to you by Saltaire Inspired. Saltaireinspired.org.uk.
Live music in the fabulous setting that is Victoria Hall – saltairelive.co.uk
TLR THE LIVE ROOM – The best all round roots music venue in West Yorkshire
Saltaire Festival : September
See the full list of festival events and get your tickets at www.saltairefestival.co.uk
Santa Specials on the Shipley Glen Tramway Start 3rd Dec every Weekend
until Christmas .
David Starley PhD AIFA Local Artist
75 Albert Rd. Saltaire, Shipley,BD18 4NS
Paints fabulous pictures of Saltaire and much more.
New studio/Gallery Website: www.davidstarleyartist.com
Shopping 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
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 email@example.com to book your experience.
14.30 Organise an truly memorable trip on the Shipley Glen Tramway, contact Richard Freeman – 07773001250 email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
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.
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