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Welcome to the Saltaire Village website
Quick intro to Saltaire
Saltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill, known as Salts Mill and this village on the River Aire. Designed by architects, Lockwood and Mawson, Salts Mill was opened on Sir Titus Salt's 50th birthday, 20 September 1853. In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Saltaire is not a monument. People live here - so it is open all the time! More about Saltaire>

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UNESCOMore about UNESCO, plus the Nomination File, which was Saltaire's submission to UNESCO to be considered for World Heritage Status. The file contains detailed info about Saltaire's history and architecture, plus interesting images. More >

This website is run by volunteers
The Saltaire Village website came online in 2006 and is the only interactive website of Saltaire which relies on the input of the local community. Currently top of Google listings, we get more than 20k unique visitors every month. We have tourist info, history, news - everything you need to know about Saltaire!

Ads on the website & the editor
The ads cover some of the running costs. The website is edited by Pamela Reynolds (who writes as Flinty Maguire) and run with the help of volunteers. Questions, news, opinion, articles and images are welcomed. Local business can get in touch.

How to get here and what to do
Saltaire is open every day! It's a village where people live. Salts Mill is free to enter and is open every day except Christmas and Boxing day, and New Years Day. How to get here, where to park and what to do >
Saltaire Myths & Saltaire Stories
It's great when people tell stories to bring Saltaire to life for visitors and school children, but unless those stories are sourced, don't assume they're part of Saltaire's history. Have you heard of any of these?

Rules of the Village
Only two sets from Titus Salt's time are sourced: Almshouses and Park >

Unsourced rules: not real
The so-called rules of Saltaire Village and Salts Mill were created by the late Clive Woods for entertainment value. More >

What's going on in Victoria Hall?
Answer: Lots and lots >
Saltaire Village Society
AGM 24 Sept, 7pm.

If you are interested in what is happening in Saltaire, please come along to Caroline’s Social Club on Thursday September 24th. More >

Movie nights at Victoria Hall

Friday 6th November, Pulp Fiction (cert. 18). Doors open 7pm – Film starts 7.30pm More >
Saltaire family wedding
World War 1: The Saltaire Story

We honour our soldiers. Follow Colin Coates's research as Saltaire's WW1 story unfolds.


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Visiting Saltaire

We get lots of emails asking if you need to book to come to Saltaire. The answer is "No!" Saltaire is a village where people live.
Lots of useful info here... More >
Where to eat?
Saltaire has a choice of of cafés and restaurants. More >
Visitor Info Centre
Open daily, all year round. Located opposite in Salts Mill, opposite the Church.

Visitor Information Centre
Victoria Road, Saltaire, BD18 3LA.
Tel: 01274 437942

April - September 10.00 - 17.00
October - March 10.00 - 16.00.

Saltaire VIC has been listed as a finalist in the White Rose Tourism Awards for VIC of the Year. 

The awards take place in October so fingers crossed!


Saltaire became a World Heritage Site in 2001, giving it the same status as the pyramids! The Nomination Document explains why Saltaire deserved this status. More>

Need a place to stay?
We advertise local rooms, apartments and cottages. More >
History Club Meeting
All welcome. The meetings are held in Saltaire Methodist Church, 7 – 9 pm. The next meeting: Thursday 10 September 2015. More >
Reel Lives

Historian, Colin Coates, has written about the women, found on the 1891 census, who worked in the mills. More >
The Sentinel
The Saltaire Sentinel
Saltaire Sentinel
The Saltaire Sentinel was established in January 2003 by local resident, James Duncan. It is a monthly news sheet and local news, snippets and stories are welcomed. The deadline for submission is the 20th of each month.

Paper copies are available from various outlets around the village, and the Sentinel is also available online from this website. Back copies of the Sentinel are available from 2006.
Contact the Editor, James Duncan
Read The Saltaire Sentinel


This website is run by volunteers. We do our best! The information may be inaccurate or out of date.

Website designed and maintained by P. A. Reynolds
Copyright, 2006 to present
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