Saltaire Village

Saltaire is a Victorian model village located less than a mile from Gallows Bridge. Built in 1851 by Sir Titus Salt to accomodate his workers. He provided wash-houses with tap water, bath-houses, a hospital and an institute for recreation and education, with a library, a reading room, a concert hall, billiard room, science laboratory and a gymnasium. The village had a school for the children of the workers, almshouses, allotments, a park and a boathouse.

Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001. The buildings belonging to the model village are individually listed, with the highest level of protection given to the Congregational church which is listed grade I.

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal flows through the village, which was built here to take advantage of the canal and the railway.

Today Salts Mill is home to an inspiring David Hockney gallery, a selection of shops along with restaurants and cafes.

Other nearby places of interest include Shipley Glen Tramway, Bradford Industrial Museum, Haworth and East Riddlesden Hall.