Dalton Mills

Dalton Mills

The historic Dalton Mills in Keighley was once the largest textile mill in Yorkshire, employing over 2000 workers. It was built by Joseph Craven in 1869, replacing the original mill from the 1780’s. In its heyday between 1869 and 1877 the mill provided jobs for workers all over Keighley and Worth Valley. The distinctive mills offer a range of large scale spaces and historic features, including a large courtyard and recently renovated clock tower. It is able to accommodate on site production offices and workshops and has suitable parking for facilities vehicles.

Dalton Mills is building a strong reputation as a filming location, thanks to its diverse range of industrial spaces, which offer an historic industrial backdrop as well as set build space, making it ideally suited to period dramas. Productions that have filmed there in recent years include Screen Yorkshire backed dramas The Great Train Robbery and Peaky Blinders (S1), as well as BBC dramas Gunpowder and To Walk Invisible and feature films The Limehouse Golem and Downton Abbey.

Situated close to the Yorkshire Moors and the Aire Valley with the convenience of Skipton and Keighley, Dalton Mills is in a stunning riverside location just a few minutes’ walk from Keighley train station, with easy access to Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and London. For further insight into this unique, historic site, view this drone footage.

'Peaky Blinders' (BBC) at Dalton Mills, Keighley


Dalton Mills, Dalton Lane, Keighley BD21 4JH

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