- Shipley is a town in West Yorkshire, England, north of Bradford and
north-west of Leeds. It is within the City and Metropolitan Borough of
Bradford but is outside Bradford itself, although the town forms a
continuous urban area with Bradford. It has a population of approximately
28,162 (census 2001).
- In Shipley is a World Heritage site: the village of Saltaire, which
was planned by the industrialist Sir Titus Salt to house the workforce at
his mill. Salt built the mill beside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal for the
manufacture of alpaca and woollen cloth. Salts Mill is no longer used for
textile production, but now contains a gallery, along with a variety of
shops, restaurants and local businesses.
- To the north of Shipley is a wooded ridge called Shipley Glen.
- The town is known to be busy as it is the main route for traffic
between Bradford and the towns of Bingley, Keighley and Skipton.
- Windhill is the name of the eastern area of the town.