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Shipley

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Salts Mill featuring cuddly or friendly animals, cycling and a river or creek

Hilly parks with hiking trails and dense woodlands overlook the preserved canal-side Victorian salt mills that today contain art galleries and shopping centers.

Shipley is a leafy and tranquil suburb of Bradford, characterized by its Victorian-era salt mills and parks. Its highlight is the Saltaire Village that contains rows of listed cottages and halls. Bring your family on hikes to the peaks of the grassy hills overlooking this town for spectacular views.

Explore the preserved mills and factories of Saltaire, a village built by Sir Titus Salt in the mid 19th century. You’ll get some of the best views of this old-world architecture by walking along the sides of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Reach the mesmerizing Salts Mill, a former textile mill whose robust and uniform façade resembles a vast prison. Step inside for the range of shops, restaurants and art galleries, with a particular focus on the works of iconic artist David Hockney. Another converted highlight is Victoria Hall, where concerts and conventions are held.

On a warm day, bring supplies to have a picnic in the 14-acre (5.6-hectare) Roberts Park. Let your kids enjoy the playground, while teens gather in the skate park. Watch cricket or attend a concert in summer.

Back in the heart of Shipley, explore the hiking paths of Northcliffe Park. While here, you can also wander through the Northcliffe Woods and practice your swing at the Northcliffe Golf Club. Hike up to Baildon Moor or take the historic funicular of Shipley Glen Tramway to its namesake woods and hills. In rainy weather, try Go Bowling, the Shipley Swimming Pool and the Kirkgate Centre.

Find the town in the northern part of Bradford. Travel on a train from Bradford Foster Square to the Shipley railway station to get here in a little more than 15 minutes. Continue into the countryside for other attractions such as the St. Ives Estate, the Shipley Golf Course and the Bingley Five-Rise Locks.

Shipley is a preserved industrial town surrounded by hilly woodland and parks.

ibis Bradford Shipley
ibis Bradford Shipley
2 out of 5
Fully refundable
The price is £36 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Situated in Shipley, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Roberts Park and Northcliffe Park. Lister Park is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. Shipley Station ...
4.1/5Very Good! (641 reviews)
"We had a 2-night stay, location was easy to get to, parking was sufficient (still spaces) at the time of our visit, and registering our car for free parking was easy with help from Reception. Reception staff were friendly, helpful and courteous. Our double room was large enough with standard facilities ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2021

ibis Bradford Shipley
Hollins Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Hollins Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club
4 out of 5
The price is £47 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Situated in Shipley, this golf hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Roberts Park and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Chevin Forest Park. Northcliffe Park and The Chevin are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (810 reviews)
"Lovely Pleasant hotel, very nice room."

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2021

Hollins Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Freddie’s
Freddie’s
3.5 out of 5
The price is £89 per night from 30 Jul to 30 Jul
Situated in a rural location, this inn is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Roberts Park and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Northcliffe Park. Alhambra Theatre and Lister Park are also ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Perfect stay
"Nice stay just after the restart of the activity after covid 19 shut down. Very pleasant owners and teams. Would stay here another time without a question."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Freddie’s
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The Little Hide - Grown Up Glamping
The Little Hide - Grown Up Glamping
2.5 out of 5
Willow House Caravan Park, Wigginton Road, York, England
The price is £65 per night from 4 Aug to 4 Aug
Situated in York, this spa cabin is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Yearsley Pool and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Bootham Crescent Stadium. York Minster and Shambles are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (41 reviews)
"Quaint, clean, private, and surrounded by nature. A perfect place for a relaxing getaway."

Reviewed on 30 May 2021

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SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
The price is £125 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps away from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (717 reviews)
"Spacious apartment with very good, spotless kitchen facilities; excellent central location close to station and large public carpark. I would definitely book here again."

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2021

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
4 out of 5
Paragon Street, York, England
The price is £118 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Situated in York, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of York Barbican, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum. York Dungeon and York Grand Opera ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,067 reviews)
"The choice of an apartment was great, the facilities offered were fantastic, the staff were excellent, very helpful. Only downside, the postcode for the hotel takes you past the front, and not the rear of the property, where the Q Park, car park is!"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2021

Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
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