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Holidaymakers from around the world flock to the beautiful county of South Yorkshire throughout the year to sample its unique charms. The bulk of visitors are attracted to South Yorkshire by the colossal areas of outstanding natural beauty for which it is best known. Many more come for the county's rich history, vibrant culture and exciting family attractions.
With such a thriving tourism scene, it's hardly surprising that South Yorkshire is home to some of the finest hotels in the UK. What it does particularly well is luxury hotels. Whether you're more into city centre boutique hotels or rural spa retreats, you're bound to find a five-star hotel to complete the holiday of a lifetime in South Yorkshire.
A key part of Yorkshire's charm is the friendly nature of the local people. Whether you're in the local village pub or in the heart of lively Sheffield, you'll always be made to feel at home, no matter how far you may have travelled. The best way to experience the love of the locals is to book in to one of the county's luxury bed and breakfasts.
Throapham House is a five-star B&B set in the peaceful surrounds of Sheffield. The accommodation is set in a stunning period property which dates to around 1750. But don't expect dated facilities in this luxury establishment - the internal features are thoroughly modern, with high-speed internet to help you plan your itinerary. With only three guest rooms, you'll have the full attention of the staff, who will be happy to offer advice on things to see and do in the area.
Luxury holidays in the UK often involve a little golfing, and with some of the country's premier courses nearby, a break in South Yorkshire is no exception.
Owston Park Golf Course is popular with beginners, thanks to its forgiving nature. The nine-hole course is ideal for a brief morning session before a day's sightseeing. There's a pro shop at the course too, just in case you've left your favourite putter back at home.
More serious golfers can check out Abbeydale Golf Club. This challenging but rewarding course offers superb view of the surrounding countryside and will test even well-seasoned pros. Thanks to an advanced drainage system, the course is suitable for play all year round.
South Yorkshire is a county with a rich history, much of it industrial. While there's plenty to see and do in the countryside - ample stately homes to visit, for example - it's the towns and cities of South Yorkshire that offer the best historical attractions.
Sheffield - better known back in the day as 'The Steel City' - has some particularly interesting historical sights. Kelham Island Museum is one of the most popular. The man-made island has a diverse history of usage, spanning corn production and steel manufacturing. The history of this small island is, in many ways, also the history of Sheffield itself. Kelham Island is easily reached from most five-star hotels in South Yorkshire.