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University of Sheffield

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.

The University of Sheffield has long been among the top further education institutions in the United Kingdom. The university offers campus tours for a closer look at its historic buildings and cutting-edge facilities. Chat with the students to find out more about campus life in this educational hub. 

Download the Campus Tour Podcast and embark on a self-guided circuit of the campus. You can also take one of the free 75-minute campus tours with a trained Student Ambassador on Wednesdays. Enter the Students’ Union to arrive in the epicenter of student life at Sheffield. Revel in the youthful vibe, as you browse its shops, bars and cafés. Attend a live music recital, watch a movie screening or attend a talk. 

Among the campus highlights is the Octagon Centre, where graduation ceremonies take place. See one of your favorite bands in this acclaimed music venue. Admire the Edwardian Firth Court and the impressive Western Bank Library. Visit the Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology to see written letters from Charles Darwin alongside a range of animal specimens. 

Other architectural gems dotted around the campus include the old hospital wing now known as the Jessop Building, the modern English department called The Diamond and the innovative music studios of The Soundhouse. 

Note that the university first opened in 1905 and today has around 30,000 students and more than 8,000 staff. It is a part of the esteemed Russell Group, an association  of research universities with members that are known for their extensive research facilities. 

If you wish to visit the inside of a particular academic department, contact the related staff member 2 weeks in advance. At times, tours of student accommodations are available. 

The University of Sheffield is on the western side of the city center. Ride the tram to the university’s namesake stop or get a bus here. Drive and for a fee you can leave your car in the parking lot in the university’s southwestern corner. Visit some of the neighboring attractions and green areas, such as Weston Park Museum, Crookes Valley Park and the Ponderosa park.


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The Rutland Hotel £38
The Rutland Hotel

The Rutland Hotel

     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sheffield Botanical Gardens and University of Sheffield. Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield City Hall are also within 2 miles (3 km).

    Jurys Inn Sheffield £39
    Jurys Inn Sheffield

    Jurys Inn Sheffield

    119 Eyre Street, Sheffield, England
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      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. Sheffield City Hall and Ponds Forge International Sports Centre are also within 15 minutes. Sheffield Station is 8 minutes by foot.

      ibis Sheffield City £37
      ibis Sheffield City

      ibis Sheffield City

         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Sheffield City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield Hallam University and Crucible Theatre. University of Sheffield and Sheffield City Hall are also within 1 mile (2 km). Sheffield Station is 10 minutes by foot.

        Holiday Inn Express Sheffield City Centre £34
        Holiday Inn Express Sheffield City Centre

        Holiday Inn Express Sheffield City Centre

        Blonk St, Sheffield, England
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Sheffield, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ponds Forge International Sports Centre and Crucible Theatre. Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield City Hall are also within 15 minutes. Sheffield Station is 14 minutes by foot.

          Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall & Spa £47
          Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall & Spa

          Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall & Spa

             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lantern Theatre, University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam University. Sheffield City Hall and Crucible Theatre are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa £56
            Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa

            Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa

               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              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 Forge International Sports Centre are also within 10 minutes. Sheffield Station is 8 minutes by foot.

              Hampton By Hilton Sheffield £53
              Hampton By Hilton Sheffield

              Hampton By Hilton Sheffield

              West Bar Green, Sheffield, England
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Sheffield, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sheffield Town Hall and Peace Gardens. Ponds Forge International Sports Centre and Sheffield Hallam University are also within 1 mi (2 km). Sheffield Station is 18 minutes by foot.

                easyHotel Sheffield £24
                easyHotel Sheffield

                easyHotel Sheffield

                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Sheffield City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Mecca Bingo and Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Crucible Theatre and Sheffield City Hall are also within 10 minutes. Sheffield Station is 10 minutes by foot.