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SheffieldUnited Kingdom

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

Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Sheffield City Centre

4/5Very Good!(390 area reviews)

Sheffield City Centre is popular for its lively bars, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Sheffield City Hall or Crucible Theatre.

Sheffield City Centre

Top hotels in Sheffield

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Rutland Hotel
The Rutland Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £38 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sheffield Botanical Gardens and University of Sheffield. Sheffield Hallam University ...

3.7/5Good! (223 reviews)

"Very friendly and helpful staff. Decor could do with updating"…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

The Rutland Hotel
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ibis Sheffield City
3 out of 5
The price is £37 per night from 26 Sep to 27 Sep

Located in Sheffield City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield Hallam University and Crucible ...

4.1/5Very Good! (763 reviews)

"Really helpful and friendly staff who went out of their way to cope with the vagaries of the Covid pandemic. Excellent room with a fantastic view."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

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Jurys Inn Sheffield
Jurys Inn Sheffield
3.5 out of 5
119 Eyre Street, Sheffield, England
Free cancellation
The price is £39 per night from 8 Oct to 9 Oct

Located in Sheffield City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Genting Club Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, and Crucible Theatre. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"In the situation we're going through I think your standards meet above expectations."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

Jurys Inn Sheffield

Popular places to visit in Sheffield

University of Sheffield
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University of Sheffield

4/5(85 reviews)

Guided tours allow you to join the students and admire the architecture in the dynamic campus of one of the U.K.’s original redbrick universities.

Sheffield Hallam University
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Sheffield Hallam University

4/5(48 reviews)

Explore the campus of Sheffield Hallam University, a well-known university in Sheffield. Wander around the area's picturesque gardens or experience its acclaimed theatre scene.

Sheffield City Hall
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Sheffield City Hall

4/5(43 reviews)

Attend a concert at one of three halls in this impressive music venue, which has hosted some of the biggest names to come to Sheffield.

Crucible Theatre
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Crucible Theatre

4.5/5(45 reviews)

Choose from an exciting program of theater productions and sporting events at the home of Sheffield’s World Snooker Championship.

Magna Science Adventure Centre
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Magna Science Adventure Centre

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Magna Science Adventure Centre is a top museum in Templeborough with a story of its own. Discover the area's entertainment choices and spas.

Sheffield Town Hall
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Sheffield Town Hall

4.5/5(85 reviews)

Capture photos of the elegant façade and peruse the intriguing trinkets and treasures in this structure overlooking the Peace Gardens.

Top things to do in Sheffield

York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£16
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
The Manchester City Stadium Tour
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The Manchester City Stadium Tour

£25
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Hard Rock Cafe Manchester Dining with Priority Seating
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Hard Rock Cafe Manchester Dining with Priority Seating

£19
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Sightseeing Manchester - hop on, hop-off bus tour
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Sightseeing Manchester - hop on, hop-off bus tour

£12
Per adult
Private & Personalised Full Day in Manchester with a Local
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Private & Personalised Full Day in Manchester with a Local

£130
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Eat The City - Manchester Food Tour
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Eat The City - Manchester Food Tour

£50
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Sheffield

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
257
5 - Excellent 34.404283801874165%
4 - Good
309
4 - Good 41.36546184738956%
3 - Okay
151
3 - Okay 20.214190093708165%
2 - Disappointing
20
2 - Disappointing 2.677376171352075%
1 - Terrible
10
1 - Terrible 1.3386880856760375%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Mar 2020

Great city, wish I still lived there

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

21 Mar 2020

Can't really say as only stayed near hotel to attend my appointment.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

18 Mar 2020

We went for a family wedding so saw very little of Sheffield only lots of roadworks and Meadowhall. Went for a run to the Peak District which was very nice.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

Not the best

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

The hotel was ideally position for The Ponds forge aquatic facility

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

Lovely plenty of bars

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