We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Saltaire

Saltaire is remarkable - a complete Victorian village built all in one go by wool baron Sir Titus Salt to house his textile workers. The development achieved World Heritage status in 2001. A ten-minute stroll along the canal from the village will bring you to Hirst Wood Lock and the seven-arch aqueduct over the River Aire.

General information

Address: Salts Mill car park, Victoria Street, Saltaire, BD18 3LA

Visit time: 2hr - 3hrs

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: Some on-street parking. Free parking at Salts Mill, accessible from Victoria Street BD18 3LA. Additional pay & display public parking at Exhibition Rd car park BD18 3JW and Victoria Rd car park BD18 3JS.

Toilets: Public toilets are available at Victoria Road car park

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing

Nearby

Saltaire World Heritage Site, Roberts Park, Vehicle tramway and Salt's Mill (which now houses Europe's largest collection of works by Bradford-born artist, David Hockney)

Spot a boat

You should see some narrowboats

Refreshments

Picnic spot

Lovely picnic spots include Roberts Park. Grab your picnic hamper and enjoy the sunshine.

Trails

  • The Aire Sculpture Trail

    All fifteen sculptures were inspired by children from the local primary school

Wildlife

You may see:

  • Swans
  • Bats
  • Mallard ducks
  • Mandarin ducks
  • British Greylags
  • Otters

During the summer months, the parks are filled with vibrant colours and visited by all kinds of wildlife, especially on the water. Look out for leaping Carp, sharp-eyed Herons and Thrushes nesting in the trees.