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Saltaire is a remarkable Victorian model village, built between 1851 and 1871 by wool baron Sir Titus Salt to house his textile workers, and achieved World Heritage status in 2001.

A 10-minute stroll along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal from the village will take you to Hirst Wood Lock and the seven-arch aqueduct over the River Aire.

The Saltaire World Heritage Village has plenty to explore, including Salts Mill – housing Europe's largest collection of works by Bradford-born artist David Hockney). Take a walk over the River Aire to Roberts Park, catch a ride on the oldest working cable tramway, or cycle along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Things to see and do

Places of interest

  • Explore Saltaire village and Salts Mill
  • Pack your picnic hamper for lunch in Roberts Park, along the River Aire
  • Walk the Aire Sculpture Trail with fifteen sculptures inspired by local children

Planning your visit

  • Address

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

  • Opening times

    The village and towpaths are always open.

  • Prices

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

  • Toilets

    Public toilets are available at Victoria Road car park.

Getting here

  • By car

    Postcode: BD18 3LA

    Free parking is available at Salts Mill, accessible from Victoria Street. Additional pay & display parking is available at Exhibition Road. There is some on-street parking.

  • By train

    Saltaire station is a three-minute walk from the towpath.

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