Travelling families, love-struck honeymooners, culture-vultures: there's something for everyone in the county of South Yorkshire! Sandwiched by National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, South Yorkshire is best known for the great outdoors. Today, though, its modern towns and cities offer much, much more.
South Yorkshire is a fascinating place with a rich history, which is documented thoroughly across the county's many family friendly historical attractions. It's also a county that is relishing the present too, housing several of the UK's hottest towns and cities, including Sheffield and Doncaster. To round off this inviting package, South Yorkshire is blessed with a diverse selection of hotels, ranging from affordable B&Bs to luxurious country retreats.
Sheffield: A Capital of History and Culture
Years ago, Sheffield was known as one of the industrial powerhouses of northern England. Rising to prominence in the 19th Century with its vast production of steel, the city built up a reputation which spread rapidly across the world. Though its days of industry are largely behind it, the city proudly holds on to its heritage. Kelham Island Museum is the place to visit for inquisitive holidaymakers.
The modern city of Sheffield is a hub for culture. From the famous Crucible Theatre to the Motorpoint Arena, there's usually something on in town.
The county's most popular holiday destination is also packed with places to stay. In fact, Sheffield is home to most of the best hotels in South Yorkshire. Visitors can take their pick from charming, family run guesthouses and facility-rich branded hotels.
If there's one thing South Yorkshire is known for around the world it's the abundance of natural beauty. From undulating hills to cascading waterfalls, the rural parts of this county are truly stunning.
The best way to get out and see the countryside for yourself is on foot, but there's also plenty to see from the car window. The nearby Peak District is the go-to place to see panoramic vistas and dramatic landscapes.
Luxury Spa Breaks
Any county blessed with the amount of tranquil countryside on show in South Yorkshire is going to receive plenty of guests in search of some R and R. Ordinarily, these tourists are on the lookout for a peaceful country retreat and, if possible, a spa.
Owston Hall Hotel, located just outside of Doncaster, is a bewitching spa retreat set in some stunning gardens. Guests can rest up at the hotel, making the most of the indoor swimming pool, health club and individual treatment rooms.
Business Hotels in South Yorkshire
As a busy place with several thriving economic centres, South Yorkshire attracts a lot of professional visitors, as well as holidaymakers. These visitors are looking for something different when it comes to hotels, and there are plenty of business hotels across the county to offer it.
The Earl of Doncaster Hotel houses some impressive conference space, suitable for all kinds of events. There are also private rooms for smaller meeting and a high-speed WiFi connection. As with all business hotels in South Yorkshire, this fine example of traditional-meets-contemporary elegance is close to numerous major transport links.