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“Well worth a walk round...”
Review of Saltaire Village

Saltaire Village
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Shipley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Well worth a walk round...”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

The houses are of great architectural interest and the village retains a real atmosphere of the era when it was built.

Visited October 2013
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“interesting town”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Salts Mill has been beautifully restored.The Art gallery and craft stalls were fascinating.The old streets were very interesting.

Visited October 2013
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“Marvel of urban planning”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

It amazes me to think how much some people knew about urban planning in the 19th century, especially after reading Charles Dickens. Unlike many Victorian mill owners, Titus Salt definitely had his employees' interests at heart when he moved his mill out into what was then the countryside. He built them an efficient mill, good housing, and a beautiful park - and he hired the right guys to plan it all, right down to placing the housing upwind from the mill chimney!

We toured the very walkable town in the pouring rain, and found it very enjoyable. Tourist Information (at the old mill) has a wonderful self-guided tour pamphlet. It's all free.

Visited October 2013
Thank Cynthia R
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“A living museum”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We spent a thoroughly enjoyable day at Saltaire village. This hidden gem, which most people haven't even heard of, is a fantastic place. We loved Roberts Park, the United Reform Church, Salts Mill, the Canal, the gorgeous quaint little streets and the wonderful shops/cafes and tea rooms. This place has everything you need for a very enjoyable visit and even in bad weather (we were unlucky) we still had a wonderful time walking around envisaging how it must have been to live and work there 100 years ago. Highly recommended!

Visited October 2013
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Shipley, England, United Kingdom
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“Great fun at t'mill”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Never, I urge you, judge Shipley without visiting Saltaire village. This place makes the depressing morass of anonimity/charity shops and little else of Shipley more than worth a look. Now a world heritage site, Saltaire village is a shining beacon that is, quite simply stunning! Whether you fancy getting cultural with a look round the mill that has been really beautifully converted into art galleries, upmarket arty-type stores in the airy spaces of the former mill (don't miss the experience of seeing Hockneys close up) or some delicious food in the two on site eateries; or a walk in the beautifully restored park with the river Aire and Leeds-Liverpool bordering it, this place is a must. Check out the shops in the village in the village that combine to give this place a splendid bohemian air.

Visited October 2013
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