It bothers me so much that overseas visitors who travel to the UK see London as their main point of interest. There is so much to see and do in England (and Scotland and Wales) and although London certainly does have many attractions, the wise traveller will venture further afield. Let’s take Saltaire in Yorkshire as an example. The entire village was built as a model village in Victorian times to house workers from his mill. The workers were supplied with all the modern amenities of the day and were a far cry from the usual workers’ slums in the nearby city of Bradford.

Today it is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the village has something for everyone. There are some great places to eat and, this being Yorkshire, some fabulous pubs. There are parks to play and picnic in and restful walks to take along the banks of the canal

Today the village is seen as a cultural centre with many craft stores, festivals and more – including an exhibition of the works of David Hockney. Not to be missed too is a ride along the canal in a narrowboat.

In fact, in nearby Silsden, you can rent your own narrowboat to enjoy a relaxing vacation afloat.



Image from Rockstudies


Saltaire, Bradford, UK

saltaire map

Silsden Boats

Canal Wharfe
Elliot Street
Keighley West Yorkshire
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JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.

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