7th to 16th September 2018

How to get to the Saltaire Festival


Saltaire is located on the edge of Shipley, part of the Bradford Metropolitan District. Please remember the village is a historic World Heritage Site – it was built before everyone had a car. Therefore we would encourage you to leave your car at home. The village has superb transport links, is just 15 minutes from Leeds and Bradford by train with major bus routes passing close by. If you live nearby, why not cycle or walk along the beautiful canal which takes you right to the heart of the village.

If you do need to drive there are limited parking spaces available a short walk from the village itself. Please view the guide to find out more.

On Foot


If you live locally please walk to the Festival and help us to keep carbon emissions as low as possible.

Entrances into Roberts Park can be very busy, especially crossing the bridge from Victoria Road. Don’t forget that the park can be reached from Coach Road, Higher Coach Road, Glenwood Avenue/Park Way and from Hirst Lane. From Hirst Lane, cross the canal bridge into Hirst Mill Crescent and turn right at the River Walks sign. Cross the river via the first pedestrian bridge and follow the riverbank towards the park.

Public Transport


In the interests of the environment, we encourage festivalgoers to travel by public transport whenever possible.

By Rail


Saltaire railway station is in the heart of the village, with regular trains from Skipton, Bradford Forster Square, Keighley and Leeds.

Use National Rail Enquiries – www.nationalrail.co.uk– to plan your journey.

By Bus


Service 678 operates along the A657 Saltaire Road via Shipley.

Services 622, 623, 662 (the Shuttle) and 60 (was the 760) operate along the A650 Keighley/Bradford Road.

All Saltaire bus stops are within easy walking distance of the festival. Ask the driver for the stop nearest Victoria Road.

Services 625, 626 and 675 stop at Baildon, on Coach Road and Thomson Lane, which are just a short walk from Roberts Park, which provides easy access to Saltaire village.

Use www.wymetro.com to find out more.

By Water


The Leeds Liverpool Canal, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016, runs through the village. Please note the Saltaire moorings cannot be used for overnight stays.

By Car


The historic design of the village means parking is very limited so if you’re unable to use public transport, please consider sharing cars with friends and family to protect our local community and environment.

Designated public parking during the festival is clearly signposted – please look out for signage and directions for this and village road closures.

Please respect Saltaire’s businesses and residents and park considerately.

By Air


The nearest airport to Saltaire is Leeds Bradford International. For flight times and schedules, visit www.lbia.co.uk .

By bike


Saltaire is located along the Leeds Liverpool canal making travelling to the Festival by bike a healthy and fun option.

We are currently investigating the use of bike lockers for cyclists to use during the Festival and more news will be posted as soon as we have it.

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