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What to visit in Bradford

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Places to Visit whilst in Bradford for the Yorkshire Garden Railway Show

Saltaire, Salts Gallery, Roberts Park and the Shipley Glen Tramway.

All are close together and easy to find.  There are plenty of “Brown Signs” pointing the way either along Manningham Lane ( the A650), or Canal Road

( the A6038 ).

Free parking is available at Salts Gallery or in the bus turning circle at the Titus Salt School on Higher Coach Road.  Parking in Saltaire Village is problematical.

Saltaire Village is a UNESCO world heritage site, being the village Sir Titus Salt had had constructed for his workers when he moved his mill from Bradford to a greenfield site.

The Gallery is in the mill. There are displays including the Hockney Gallery. There is a large shopping area selling all manner of “arty” type things and books.  There are two good cafes/restaurants serving full meals if required.

On leaving Salts mill at the opposite end of the building from the car park access to Victoria Road leads to the village, with more shops and cafes (uphill to the left); or to Roberts Park and the Shipley Glen tramway (down hill and across the footbridge to the right).  Cross the park to Higher Coach Road and a public footpath leads to the lower station of the world’s oldest funicular railway. Shipley Glen is a further 0.25 mile walk for the top station.

Sat Nav Codes:-

Salts Mill and 1853 Gallery BD18 3LA

Titus Salt School BD17 5RH

Websites:-                                 tel:- 01274 530533

www.shipleyglen              tel:- 01274 589010

Information supplied by Cedric Binns.












Standard Gauge

Embsay & Bolton Abbey   

Embsay near Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF,                                                 Approx 24 miles away 

Telephone:- 01756 710614               01756 795189                                                Website:-

Special events in addition to regular weekend service.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway    Approx 12 miles away           

For best free parking go to Ingrow ( BD21 ) or Oxenhope ( BD22  )

Stations parking may be difficult in Keighley and is not free in Howarth                             

Telephone:- 01535 645214                                               


In addition to all day riding on the train and the Oxenhope exhibition shed

the “Day Rover” ticket gives free admission to the Vintage Carriage Trust’s Museum of Rail Travel and the Bahamas Loco Museum, both at Ingrow.

Special events in addition to regular weekend service.

Middleton Railway                        

Moor Road, Leeds LS10 2JQ                                                           

Approx 12 miles away                                                           

Telephone:- 0845 680 1758                                                           


Special events in addition to regular weekend service.

Narrow Gauge

Kirklees Light Railway                 

Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9JX                                                           

Approx 15 miles away.                                                           

Telephone:- 01484 865727                                                           


15” gauge railway,                                                            

NB parking only available at Clayton West

Special events (inc Thomas) in addition to regular weekend service.

Miniature Railways

There are two miniature railways not far from the Richard Dunne Centre.

Shibden Hall/Park in Halifax has a 0.75 mile miniature railway.  It is only about 5 miles just off the direct route to Halifax from the large Odsal Top round-a-bout near the centre.  Whilst it does not have a website it has a facebook page entitled “Shibden Railway” open at weekends 11am to 4pm (ish). The contact telephone number is 07854658635.  The address of the park is Godley Lane Halifax HX3 0AQ.

Bradford Model Engineers have a couple of tracks at Northcliffe Woods just off the A650 Keighley Road at Shipley.  However they only advertise being open to the end of September.


Things to do in Halifax and Calderdale





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