Suggested Itineraries

What to See and Do in Saltaire

As well as our famous Walking Tours, 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!

We have even put together some suggested itineraries that you can use to help you through your visit.

Suggested Itineraries

While you’re free to take a look around as you wish, it is very easy to miss parts of the wonderful UNESCO Saltaire World Heritage Site. To help get the most out of your visit we have put together some suggested itineraries that you can see below.

Suggested Itinerary for Groups

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 and biscuits can be arranged in the Church or Victoria Hall, or a number of venues of your choice.

10.30 A Talk or Guided Walk. A chance to see inside the Saltaire United Reformed Church. Each participant is given a unique Salts Walks book mark with the name, address and history of a real person who lived and worked in Saltaire.

12 noon to 14.15 Plenty of choice to enjoy lunch at a cafe or restaurant, in the park and in Salts Mill; and of course an opportunity to go inside Salts Mill with its 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 0845 4002208 (after 7pm) or

14.30 Organise a memorable trip on the Shipley Glen Tramway, contact Richard Freeman – 07773 001 250, email

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

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

Unique Shopping Experience

10.00 First stop has to be a talk from a Salts Walks costumed guide for an introduction to this unique village.

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

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

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

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

15.30 Afternoon tea. The choice is overwhelming from ‘Quaffrey Coffee Bar’ to the French ‘Pepper Mill 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.

Other Ideas

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 which is only one stop.

After your trip on the Tramway, stroll along Shipley Glen across the spectacular Baildon Moors.

Or organise your very own Wurlitzer Concert in Victoria Hall and take afternoon tea here.

Extend Your Stay

Why not extend your stay and visit nearby Bronte Country?

For more information about the attractions and events in Bronte Country visit