Sheffield

Travel Guide
Sheffield Town Hall which includes heritage architecture and street scenes

Discover the fascinating history of the Steel City and see how it has become a leafy haven where trees far outnumber people.

Picturesque gardens and nature trails complement Sheffield’s cultural and historic hubs. It has been at the forefront of industrial progress for many centuries, spreading its cultural wings across the vast undulating hills of Yorkshire. Visit galleries and museums for a sense of local culture. Spot locations from The Full Monty, the 1997 film in which Sheffield’s culture is satirized.

Walk the Rivelin Valley Nature Trail to encounter old dams that sparked the city’s industrial revolution. Wander past old flour mills, lime trees and the trail’s namesake park and playground. Weirs, stones and bridges enable crossings of the scenic river.

Learn about the use of the fast-flowing water in the industrial revolution at the Kelham Island Museum. Visit the Millennium Gallery for writer John Ruskin’s collection of metal works telling the story of the Steel City. Relics from British and European history are on display at the Graves Art Gallery, which uses iPods for tours. Peruse the art spanning four centuries in the galleries.

Appreciate parks and gardens that add a green layer to this city. Pick your favorite specimen from the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, which has a bear pit, rose garden and fountain. Nearby is Endcliffe Park, a leafy oasis with waterfalls, streams and a forest.

Arrive in the central plaza of Peace Gardens and gaze up at the majestic Sheffield Town Hall. Visit the Crucible Theatre for a game of popular British sport snooker. The city has two soccer teams you can watch at the arenas of Bramall Lane and Hillsborough Stadium, where a tragedy involving the death of 96 fans took placed in 1989.

Fly to any of the airports in Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham and drive to Sheffield in around 1 hour. The city is 55 miles (90 kilometers) southwest of the historic settlement of York in the borough of South Yorkshire. Use the tram or bus to get around the vibrant commune, which is in the central region of England. In this region, July is the hottest and driest month, while winters are fairly wet and cold.

Sheffield is a beacon of culture and production with a picturesque countryside.

Where to stay in Sheffield

easyHotel Sheffield
easyHotel Sheffield
3 out of 5
The price is £29 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Sheffield City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Mecca Bingo and Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. O2 Academy and Lyceum are also within ...
3.8/5 Good! (834 reviews)
"Modern, central, excellent deal with parking"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2021

easyHotel Sheffield
Jurys Inn Sheffield
Jurys Inn Sheffield
3.5 out of 5
119 Eyre Street, Sheffield, England
The price is £70 per night from 17 Nov to 17 Nov
Located in Sheffield City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Genting Club Sheffield and Peace Gardens. Site Gallery and National Centre ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (957 reviews)
"Very clean and spacious and very central position"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2021

Jurys Inn Sheffield
Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa
Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
The price is £69 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Sheffield City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Sheffield Winter Garden, Millennium Gallery and Peace Gardens. Sheffield Town Hall and Ponds ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (967 reviews)
"Really friendly staff that was willing to go the extra mile to accommodate their guests. Conveniently located in the central part of the city close to restaurants and other activities. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2021

Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa
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Immaculate 1-bed Apartment in Sheffield
Immaculate 1-bed Apartment in Sheffield
3 out of 5
The price is £80 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Situated in Sheffield, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kelham Island Museum, National Emergency Services Museum and Arts Tower. Paradise ...
Immaculate 1-bed Apartment in Sheffield
Cooperage House
Cooperage House
3 out of 5
The price is £320 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
Situated in Sheffield, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Arts Tower, Weston Park Museum and Royal Hallamshire Hospital. University of Sheffield ...
Cooperage House
Houseboat Hotels
Houseboat Hotels
3 out of 5
Victoria Quays, Sheffield, England
The price is £120 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
Situated in Sheffield, this houseboat is within a 10-minute walk of Ponds Forge International Sports Centre and Mecca Bingo. O2 Academy and National Emergency ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (45 reviews)
"Fantastic stay! Couldn’t ask for more :). Great host, very accommodating! Great communication. Have recommended to lots of people!"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2021

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