Located in the heart of the UK, Sheffield is one of England’s largest cities, with excellent road, rail and air networks. By train, we’re just 2 hours from London, 3.5 hours from Edinburgh and have direct rail links with Manchester Airport. Junction 33 of the M1 is just ten minutes away.
Sheffield is a cultural city, home to the largest theatre complex outside of London and an array of museums and galleries. It’s known for producing some of the nation’s most celebrated musicians, including acts such as Joe Cocker, Def Leppard, The Human League, Heaven 17, Pulp and the Arctic Monkeys.
One of the greenest cities in Europe, Sheffield is also nicknamed ‘the outdoor city’, perfect for outdoor adventure and sports enthusiasts. The city itself is full of parks, gardens and wide open spaces. And if that’s not enough, a third of the city is situated within the Peak District National Park.
The city has a strong sporting heritage that includes the first official football club – Sheffield FC and two current football league clubs in Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United. The World Snooker Championships are also famously played at the Crucible Theatre and the city is also home to professional rugby and ice hockey teams – Sheffield Eagles and Sheffield Steelers respectively.
Sheffield’s position in the historic county of Yorkshire, the largest county in England, means a wide range of cultural attractions are within easy reach. The Visit Sheffield website provides plenty of information on must-see attractions in Sheffield and the surrounding area to help you plan your trip.
From castles to caves, and from woodland to waterfalls, Yorkshire offers some spectacular scenery if you have the time to look around. Alternatively, why not pop into nearby Derbyshire and visit the beautiful Chatsworth House or the famous villages of Bakewell and Castleton.