Ready to Travel Super in Sheffield? Let’s take a tour of everything this Yorkshire city has to offer…
On the eastern edge of the glorious Peak District and within minutes of the M1, it’s easy to get into Sheffield to explore city treasures and out of it for outdoor fun. This makes it a cracking place for a weekend break. But stay a little longer if you like, there’s plenty to see and do.
Step inside the Winter Garden, one of the largest glasshouses in the UK, for tropical temperatures and a rainbow of global plant species. The restored glass pavilions at Sheffield Botanical Gardens are surrounded by acres of lovingly tended gardens.
Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery is also ideal for rainy days; the art gallery delves deeply into the city’s metal making past – we’re talking delicate forks and bowls rather than steel girders!
Other attractions in this vibrant university city include New Moor Market, the Kelham Island Museum, the huge Meadowhall shopping centre, and a variety of theatre and concert venues. Football fans can watch either of Sheffield’s two league teams, Wednesday or United.
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So where will you stay?
The city centre is an obvious choice, with the attraction of being able to simply amble along to the central tourist highlights, as well as the many bars, restaurants and cafes in Sheffield. There are plenty of cheap hotels from chains such as Jurys Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Best Western, Novotel, Premier Inn and Ibis. Brands with central, four-star hotels in Sheffield include Hilton, Copthorne and Mercure.
Further budget hotels are located close to the retail giant that is Meadowhall, which houses nearly 300 retailers (making it Yorkshire’s largest shopping centre), and at Sheffield Arena, also to the east of the city centre. It’s a short walk or car ride between the arena and Meadowhall.
To the west of the city centre is leafy Endcliffe, where the botanical gardens and Endcliffe Park make for pleasant neighbours. There are a handful of historic hotels in this mainly residential area.
The Victorian-era hotels of Endcliffe soon give way to country pub hotels and cosy B&Bs as you move further west towards the borders of the Peak District. At just 15 minutes by road back into the city centre and with the national park’s landscapes on your doorstep, this could be the ideal place to stay to fuse the treats of an urban break with the fresh air and bracing walks on offer in this stunning part of England.
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Unlock your ideal room and start planning your trip. Here are a few ideas of things to see and do in Sheffield…
Top five attractions
This huge urban glasshouse is said to be big enough to squeeze 5,000 back-garden greenhouses inside, which explains why thousands of plants and trees can live happily under its stunning curved roof. It’s a free attraction that is well worth exploring.
The Crucible Theatre
Mostly known for hosting snooker’s World Championship, this central theatre also entertains crowds with a great line up of comedy, theatre and music. It’s one of three central theatres, so check what’s on here or at the neighbouring Lyceum and Crucible Studio.
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre
Take the family for a day out and see meerkats, lemurs, farm animals, owls, butterflies and many other creatures. The attraction is 25 minutes by road from Sheffield.
Kelham Island Museum
Explore Sheffield’s industrial past at this island-based museum, on the northern edge of the city centre. Sister museums – Shepherd Wheel Workshop and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, both on the outskirts of Sheffield – complete the picture.
Weston Park Museum
Family friendly and crammed with things to see, do and get hands-on with, the handsome neo-classical museum providers hours of entertainment. Spike the woolly rhino is a favourite with young visitors.
Lively Sheffield welcomes visitors to a host of annual events. Will you attend one of the top three?
World Snooker Championship; April-May: The Crucible Theatre has been the stage for this top snooker competition since the 1970s.
Yorkshire Festival; June-July every two years (even-numbered years): It’s worth waiting for, as more than two weeks of summer are filled with shows and events across the county. As Sheffield is one of the big three cities, expect plenty of festival fun.
Tramlines; July: The thumping beats of inner city music emanate from a range of venues around Sheffield, with a large fringe division entertaining crowds outside the concerts. Past performers include Ash, Public Enemy and Basement Jaxx.