Sheffield is a historic and vibrantly green city on the River Sheaf in the South Yorkshire county of England. Sheffield Station is the destination for those who travel to Sheffield via train, but you can also fly into Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. Other airports like Leeds Bradford International Airport and the East Midlands Airport serving Nottingham and Derby are within an hour’s drive of Sheffield as well. During your holiday in Sheffield, the popular Supertram makes visiting its sights a simple affair.
Sheffield is known as the greenest city in Europe and is dotted with plenty of parks and quiet green areas, the most popular of which are the Sheffield Botanical Gardens and the Winter Gardens. As a university town, Sheffield is also synonymous with nightlife and your trip to Sheffield is a great opportunity to experience world-famous nightclubs like the Leadmill and The Plug.
Your Sheffield tourism route should also include a visit to the theatre. Sheffield’s thriving theatre scene revolves around the city’s three main venues in Tudor Square: The Crucible, The Lyceum, and Crucible Studio. These larger venues make up England’s second-largest theatre complex and regularly host theatre, opera, and dance performances. You can also visit the city’s multiple independent theatres to catch the latest works during your vacation in Sheffield.
If you’re in the mood for some shopping during your Sheffield holiday, there are several fabulous options including Fargate and Meadowhall shopping centers, and a fine offering of museums and galleries like the Millennium Galleries or the Weston Park Museum. So let’s start planning your Sheffield vacation by having a look below at the tips from real travelers about the best places to visit, eat, and sleep in this lovely city.