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County - West Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01274 | code search
Postcode: BD18 | code search
Population: 29000
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Folk Customs:
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Lee Fair
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Minden Day
The Devils Knell

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Saltaire Festival
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The pleasant West Yorkshire town of Shipley to the north of Bradford has far more to offer the visitor than its population of less than 29,000 might suggest. Shipley runs into Bradford these days, but it retains its own identity, and has some special attractions that help create that identity. Not least among those attractions is the Victorian model village of Saltaire, built by Sir Titus Salt to house the workers in his alpaca and wool businesses away from the slums of Bradford. Whether this was a philanthropic gesture or a sound business move is much debated. He allowed no pub so that it would be tougher to unionise, and so that problems of drunkenness and absenteeism would be reduced. But he provided leisure facilities including a concert hall and library that were well in advance of their time. Saltaire is now a world heritage site and a massive draw for visitors. As well as the historical aspect of Saltaire there is a more contemporary one, with the gallery there dedicated to Bradford lad David Hockney. Shipley is on the River Aire and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, and there is a canal waterbus to provide visitors with a treat. A rarer transport treat is in store also in the guise of the Shipley Glen Tramway, built in 1895 to ferry visitors up the steep slope to the Shipley Glen beauty spot. This is the oldest working cable tramway-proper in the country, and the enthusiast’s day will be made with the museum as well as the quarter-mile woodland ride to the top, where a pub and café are within easy striking distance, though the countryside is enough for many. These days Shipley like so many towns in the region has many residents who commute to Leeds, with train stations in Shipley and Saltaire making the journey rather easier than on the busy roads. When the weather permits there is something of a café society feel about parts of the town, and the shopping in both Shipley and Saltaire serves both locals and those making a special trip.

Accountant

Allan David Walker & Co
Chaudry Francis & Douglas LLP
Tong Park Investments Ltd

Attraction

1853 Gallery
Bracken Hall Countryside Centre
Dream Achievers
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway
Victorian Reed Organ Museum

Camping

Esholt Sports Club

Caravan Park

Crook Farm Caravan Park
Dobrudden Caravan Park

Dentist

Avondale Dental Practice
Baildon Dental Centre
Muirhead & Associates

Doctor

Westcliffe Road Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Brown William H
Cotson Reddish & Partners
Country Residential Lettings Ltd
Dacre Son & Hartley
Ickringill James & Co

Invercosta Partnership

Golf Club

Northcliffe

Health and Fitness Club

Greens Health and Fitness

Market

Esholt Saturday car boot sale
Shipley Indoor Market
Shipley Market

Pub and Bar

Alma
New Inn
Old House At Home
Rosse
Shipley Pride
Woodend
Woolpack Inn

Restaurant

Beeties Gallery
Woolpack Inn

School

Saltaire Primary School

Self-Catering

Vivo Hotel Apartments

Solicitor

Bird & Daniels
Kinsey & Co Solicitors

Taxi

Arrivals

Saltaire Private Hire Ltd
Shipley Central Taxis
Shipley Mini Coaches

Vet

Avenue Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Baildon RUFC (Rugby Union)
Bradford Amateur Rowiing Club (Rowing)
Saltaire CC (Cricket)

Shops

Bouquets Of Saltaire
Boots
Bradford Wholefoods
J A White & Son
M J Leaver
Walk In Style Ltd
Russo Shoes
Mirror Image
Massarella Fine Arts
Saltaire Wines & Wholefoods
TJBodyRocks
Xclusive Jewellery

Activities

Apollo Canal Cruises(Boat Trips and Cruises)

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Bronte Wheelers(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Shipley

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Abingworth Hall (4.35 miles)

Abingworth Hall

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Abingworth Hall occupies a country estate that dates back some seven centuries and stands beside its own lake in seven acres of parkland within ... More

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Travelodge Billingshurst Five Oaks (4.78 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Brinsbury Campus (4.79 miles)

Brinsbury Campus

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Brinsbury Campus is located on the outskirts of Pulborough situated in 250 hectares of rolling countryside. Brinsbury is ideally located Just 16 miles to Goodwood, 17 miles to Chichester and ... More

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Roundabout Hotel (5.04 miles)

Roundabout Hotel

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The Roundabout hotel is a get-away-from-it-all location in the heart of the West Sussex countryside. Elegance, peace and quiet, total comfort and personal service create a relaxed atmosphere with a hint ... More

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South Lodge Hotel (5.09 miles)

South Lodge Hotel

Built in 1883 as a family home South Lodge still exudes that feel. Amongst the 93 acres of parkland are 260 varieties of Rhododendrons, Camellias and Azaleas, which, when in bloom, present a magnificent sea of colour. Inside ... More | visit website

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Cisswood House (5.27 miles)

Cisswood House

Cisswood House is the perfect country house retreat. Set in the village of Lower Beeding, just a short drive from Gatwick, Crawley and Brighton, the hotel is the ideal base for visitors to the South ... More

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No1 The Laurels B&B (5.62 miles)

No1 The Laurels B&B
No1 The Laurels is a modern house built to traditional Sussex style near the center of the village of Henfield yet in a quiet location. Rooms are comfortable with central heating en-suite or private bath/shower ... More | visit website
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George Hotel (5.76 miles)

George Hotel

This former 16th century coaching inn still retains many of its wonderful original features, with a cosy interior, original wooden beams and an inglenook fireplace. The hotel’s original historic beauty does not compromise the standard of ... More | visit website

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White Horse Hotel (5.92 miles)

White Horse Hotel

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The 400 year old White Horse Inn , a traditional Coaching Inn for many years in the past has been completely and tastefully refurbished in Autumn 2006 and now provides ... More

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Mannings Heath Hotel (5.96 miles)

Mannings Heath Hotel

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The Hotel is set in the midst of beautiful West Sussex countryside at the edge of a lake ,overlooking our own golf course.Yet only a mile and a half from ... More

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