Why live in Shipley?
Shipley is located to the north of Bradford and has much to offer to the residents as well as the tourists it attracts every year. These attractions include the Victorian village of Saltaire, built by Sir Titus Salt to house the workers of his alpaca and wool business, the contemporary gallery dedicated to Bradford born David Hockney and Roberts park on the banks of the River Aire, leading to the oldest working cable tramway, which gives access to Shipley Glen. Beautiful canal barges can be seen moored as you stroll along the canal towpath. Saltaire is a UNESCO world heritage site and a huge draw for visitors.
What is there to do in Shipley?
X-It Games Is a fantastic addition to the local community, how many towns can say they have their own fun escape room? Give this a try, you will not be disappointed.
Baildon Moor is located around 2 miles from Shipley Centre. It is enjoyed by walkers, runners and horse riders alike. Walk along the side of the beautiful Baildon Golf Course and you will see an abundance of local wildlife.
Roberts Park is where the children love to be on a weekend. You can have a relaxed walk around the beautiful grounds, pop into the Half Moon Café for a coffee and ice cream, feed the ducks and play in the child friendly park. For the older children, there is a skate park and often a game of cricket. The Boathouse Inn offers an array of food and cold refreshments for the adults.
What is schooling like in Shipley?
There is a choice of highly regarded schools in the local area, many within walking distance of Shipley Town Centre. Secondary Schools in the catchment area we cover include Titus Salt School and Immanuel College, both of which are rated Good by OFSTEAD. Bradford Grammar School is the local independent school and is located around 1.5 miles away.
Nightlife in Sipley
The Fox Real Ale House
Now this venue is a credit to the local area. It is not only the local residents who enjoy this fantastic hostelry but due to the number of awards won for local craft beer and onsite distilled gins patrons come from far and wide. The Fox has a fantastic array of drinks and delicious bar snacks are on offer by the hospitable staff. This little gem of a micro-brewery is run by local brewer Chris Bee who is always on hand to offer guidance on what new tipples he has created.
SALT Bar and Kitchen
Sit back, relax and enjoy the live music while dining on the simply stunning a la carte menu. The food is complemented by a range of real ales, artisan gins and premium wines. Before you leave do not forget to experience the taproom which is the Winner of SIBA UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery Taproom Award, 2020.
The family-run Aagrah is an absolute must to try. There is a handpicked set of chefs to ‘spice up your life’ creating amazing Kashmiri food. Whether you are wanting something a little different for lunch or taking the family out for a special occasion this restaurant has all bases covered.
Transport in Shipley
Shipley and Saltaire both have their own Train Station, giving access to Leeds in around 13 minutes. There are also two more local stations, Baildon and Frizinghall, making this the must be area to live in for commuters.
The M606 is approximately 6 miles away offering access to the M62 and wider network.
The Leeds Bradford Airport is situated just a short 20 mins drive away with over 80 direct destinations on offer. There is a direct bus link from Shipley town centre.