Saltaire Village, World Heritage Site
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Getting here | Opening times, loos, and disabled access | Attractions and architecture |Places to eat | Places to stay | Events
Getting here
Door-to-door directions

The AA Route Planner
Start with your own postcode and put in the destination postcode for Saltaire (see below for car park postcodes).

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Car park destination and GPS postcodes

Saltaire Road/Exhibition Road car park: BD18 3JN
(Up to 2 hours, £1 / over 5 hours, £3)

Victoria Road/Caroline Street car park: BD18 3LF
(Up to 2 hours, £1 / over 5 hours, £3)

Salts Mill car park: BD98 8AA. 
(BD98 8AA is the Inland Revenue building, but once you have turned into Salts Mill Road, you will see the sign for Salts Mill car park.
(Free)

United Rerformed Church, opposite Salts Mill: BD18 3LF.
£2 for 3 hours
£3 for the day
Tickets available fom the Tourist Information Centre, in Salts Mill.

Getting here by public transport

Traveline Journey Planner
UK Journey Planner, which offers bus, train, underground and tram options.
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Arriving by bus
The best place to alight is the stop closest to Victoria Road, Saltaire. Victoria Road is the main street of Saltaire, which is on a slight hill. Walk downhill to the United Reformed Church and Salts Mill, which is opposite the church.

Arriving by train
Saltaire has its own train station which is on Victoria Road. If you emerge on to the cobbled street, turn left and you will find yourself on Victoria Road, more-or-less opposite Salts Mill.

Arriving by air
The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford, which is 5 miles away.
Airport information desk for general enquiries and flight information +44 (0) 113 250 9696
Address: Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds, LS19 7TU.
Website: Leeds Bradford Airport

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Opening times, loos, terrain & disabled access
Opening times - quick reference

Saltaire is a village where people live, so is open every day for visitors. Salts Mill is the main feature of the Village and is open every day, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Toilet facilities

Victoria Road/Caroline St car park
GPS postcode is BD18 3JS

Salts Mill
GPS BD18 3LA
The toilets are on the ground floor, second and third floors. There is a lift and disabled access to the building. The disabled toilets are at the end of the 1853 Gallery and on the second floor.

Disabled access to Salts Mill is via Salts Mill Road. Pass the ‘Visitors Parking’ sign and continue past the chimney when you will see a ramp outside the new public entrance. Once inside there are lifts.

Roberts Park
The toilets are located to the side of, and inside the Half Moon Cafe, beneath the statue of Sir Titus Salt.

Terrain and disabled access

Please note that this information is meant to be helpful, not definitive.

Some things to watch out for
The streets of Saltaire are not very wheelchair friendly – the Village site rises, steeply in parts, from the river and canal. Some of the streets are cobbled.  Trees planted on Victoria Road have caused pavements to be uneven in places.  Access to the village is not impossible, but could be easier.

As yet, the United Reformed Church does not have disabled access. Salts Mill does, via the rear of the building, and there is a lift to all floors. Victoria Hall has disabled access.

Resting places
There are benches to sit on outside Victoria Hall on Victoria Road and within the grounds of the Almshouses (also on Victoria Road - walk uphill and cross the junction of Saltaire Road). There are also benches in Roberts Park (walk downhill and cross the River Aire via the footbridge) which is a great place to picnic and perhaps watch some cricket.

Attractions and architecture
Street map of Saltaire
Showing the original development

The downloadable map was drawn from present day Ordnance Survey plans and is provided here courtesy of Philip Barlow.

Salts Mill
Salts Mill was opened in 1853 on the fiftieth birthday of Titus Salt. It's a stunning piece of architecture and now famous for its David Hockney art collection. Its retail outlets includes a book store, home and furniture store, jewellery, antiques, clothes, café and restaurant. Entry is free

Booking
School parties and other groups are welcome to visit Salts Mill. Please contact in advance to book. Download information leaflet on group booking.

Opening times
Salts Mill is open seven days a week except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm.
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6.00pm

Postal address
Salts Mill
Saltaire
West Yorkshire
BD18 3LA
T: 01274 531163 (General Enquries, Galleries, Café in to the Opera, Salts Diner)
E: post@saltsmill.org.uk
W: www.saltsmill.org.uk

Saltaire United Reformed Church
Located opposite Salts Mill on Victoria Road - a beautiful Italianate style church built in 1859 by Sir Titus Salt. It is a Grade 1 listed building and is constantly undergoing restoration.
www.saltaireurc.org.uk
Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall is an outstanding Grade 2* listed building, flanked by lions sculpted by Thomas Milne. This beautiful building hosts concerts, events, clubs, classes and weddings. It is also the home of Yorkshire's finest Wurlitzer cinema organ.
www.victoria-hall-saltaire.co.uk
Events link >
Roberts Park
The park is located at the bottom of Victoria Road, via a footbridge across the River Aire. It has been restored with money from Bradford Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund and is home to the Saltaire Cricket Club, the Half Moon Café and a children's adventure playground.

A wonderful place to saunter, rest, play and picnic - and enjoy the backdrop of Saltaire's stunning architecture. There are free music concerts on Sundays throughout the summer.

Victoria Road and the streets of Saltaire
Victoria Road is the main street of Saltaire. Here you will find art and gift shops and cafés, Salts Mill, Victoria Hall and Saltaire United Reformed Church. Watch out for the stone lions - legend has it they roam about at night! For more information on the history of Saltaire's streets, follow this link>

Gordon Terrace
There are also other shops and cafés on Gordon Terrace.

Places to eat
The Boathouse
Victoria Road, Saltaire
(by the River Aire)
www.theboathouseinn.co.uk

The Boathouse, Saltaire

Set on the banks of the River Aire, the original boathouse was built in 1871. The Boathouse Inn offers traditional hospitality in cosy contemporary surroundings, with fine beers, wines and spirits, and good, simple food.

Massarella's (Food and Art)
14 Victoria Road, Saltaire
www.massarella.org

Well known for its art works, the popular Massarella's Cafe Bar and Gallery offers high quality soups, paninis, and sandwiches, along with fine wines and local bottled beers.

Salts Mill
Victoria Road, Saltaire
www.saltsmill.org.uk

Salts Mill offers different eating experiences... Salts Diner is open every day of the year, apart from Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year's day.Salts Diner

Salts Diner is spacious and licensed, with a comprehensive menu of hot meals and a daily selection of 'specials'. Along with high quality food and drink, it is a pleasant and atmospheric meeting place.

Cafe in to the Opera, Saltaire

Café in to the Opera serves coffee and cake, and lunches (and is closed Mon & Tuesday).
At weekends the Espresso Bar is also open for light refreshments.

Vicars
79, Victoria Road, Saltaire
www.facebook.com/Vicars

Vicars, Saltaire

Vicar's is a fascinating place, part cafe, part bistro, part community centre, and has steadily grown a reputation in Saltaire for serving great food and getting involved in the community.
Jeanette's Cakery
58 - 60 Bingley Road, BD18 4SD www.facebook.com/jeanettescakery

Jeanette's Cakery, Saltaire

A vintage style patisserie serving high quality homemade cakes, pastries, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and homemade milkshakes. Dine in or purchase individual items from the counter to take out.

Afternoon tea available all day for adults and kids alike! Monthly Vintage evenings with live singing.

The Half Moon Café
Roberts Park, Saltaire
http://www.halfmooncafe.co.uk

Located in the wonderful setting of Roberts Park, The Half Moon Cafe occupies a grade 2 listed building originally built by Titus Salt for the use of Saltaire Cricket Club.
Open throughout the year, the refurbished café sells quality coffee, teas, Brymor ice cream and a range of home made hot and cold dishes. There is plenty of seating inside and out (eat al fresco and catch a game of cricket!).

Winter Opening
Monday,Tuesday Closed
Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4pm

Summer Opening
Closed Mondays
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Open 7 days a week in school summer holidays
Open Bank Holiday Mondays

The Old Tramshed
199 Bingley Road, Saltaire, BD18 4DH
www.theoldtramshed.com

The Old Tramshed, Saltaire

This former tram shed was built in 1904. As a bar/restaurant, it has warm wood panelling and comfy sofas with a mezzanine restaurant called The Gallery. The Tramshed offers an exceptional menu & adventurous wine list. The Gallery is complimented by six weekly exhibitions of work by leading artists, from both Yorkshire and further afield. There are also music evenings and events.

La Rue
61-63 Bingley Road, Saltaire, BD18 4SB
www.laruerestaurant.co.uk

La Rue

Built over four floors, La Rue restaurant is part of the Saltaire heritage site. It’s a classy venue serving a Modern British menu that offers plenty of choice. Locally reared produce is to the fore and is sourced daily from local markets. There’s also plenty of fresh fish on the menu. In addition to the a la carte, there’s a good-value house menu that is served all evening Sunday to Friday.

Victoria Tea Rooms
8 Victoria Road
More info >

Victoria Tea Rooms, Saltaire

Victoria Tearooms have a wonderful menu available, featuring homemade dishes and snacks. Victoria Specials include our own delicious recipe Welsh Rarebit and our tasty Ploughmans Platter featuring locally produced farmhouse cheeses.

Don't Tell Titus
6 Victoria Road, Saltaire
www.donttelltitus.co.uk

Don't Tell Titus

This Bar-Restaurant-Lounge is situated over two floors with dark wooden floors, and stylish décor - a comfortable haven in Saltaire where you can enjoy a drink, some food and good company.

Choose from an extensive range of fine wines, specialty beers and food which feature flavours from all around the world. Everything on our menus is prepared on the premises, expertly cooked and presented, full of robust flavours and textures.

Places to stay
Saltaire Cottages
Lovely cottages: Overlookers Cottage & Mill Cottage, in the heart of Saltaire. www.saltairecottages.info

Saltaire Cottages

Stable Cottage, Bingley
www.stablecottagebingley.co.uk

A charming, single storey cottage. Sleeps 3. Located in Bingley, 3 miles from Saltaire and easy access by train.

Stable Cottage, Bingley

 

Abbey Hotel, Shipley
62 Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EL www.abbeylodge.net

Abbey Lodge Hotel

Ibis Hotel
Quayside Salts Mill Rd, Shipley, BD18 3ST
www.ibishotel.com

A short walk along the canal to Saltaire.

Ibis Hotel, Shipley

Glen Knoll
www.visitbradford.com

Email owner
T. 01274 825303

A spacious first floor apartment in a Victorian detached house with an attractive garden, located just outside Saltaire Village boundary. The accommodation has been awarded 4 stars by Visit Britain.

Events (page still under construction)


Full programme of FREE concerts in Roberts Park from May to September. There are Curry and Jazz nights too. Spread the word! Publicise this event - download and display the poster.
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