Welcome to Sheffield


What do Jarvis Cocker, snooker and cutlery have in common? The South Yorkshire university city of Sheffield. Back in the day, Sheffield was a major player in the Industrial Revolution and coal mining industry. These days, the “Steel City” is less grey and more green – in fact, 61% of Sheffield is now green space. So if you’re after a breath of fresh air alongside urban mod cons, Sheffield is the place to go.

Things to do in Sheffield


Bramall Lane - the Home of Sheffield United FC

Home of the Blades, the 129 year old football stadium is only a 20 minute walk away from the Briary.  Bramall Lane is the oldest stadium in the world still hosting professional football matches. The Club has hosted the final of the word's first football tournament and the world's first floodlit match.  The walk from either Sheffield Rail station or the city centre takes 15 minutes at most.

Find out more at: https://www.sufc.co.uk/club/bramall-lane/


Sheffield Theatres

Sheffield’s theatre scene is highly regarded by those in the know. The Crucible (which you might know as home of the Snooker World Championships), The Lyceum and The Studio regularly give London productions a run for their money. Easily accessible from the Briary by Bus (3/3a).

Find out more at: https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/


National Emergency Services Museum

At the National Emergency Services Museum, you’ll learn all about the specialist techniques and histories of the fire, police and ambulance services. And you’ll get to ride in a fire engine. 

Find out more at: http://www.emergencymuseum.org.uk/index.html


Sheffield Winter Garden

An oasis in the heart of the city, Sheffield Winter Garden is basically a giant - and very impressive - greenhouse. It features over 2500 plants from all over the world, the Bessemer Gallery and a lovely little cafe. 

Find out more at: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/parks-sport-recreation/public-spaces/winter-garden.html


The Millennium Gallery

Check out Sheffield’s Metalwork Collection at The Millennium Gallery. As well as showcasing objects that helped place Steel City on the map, it hosts high-profile temporary exhibitions and is a hub of local craft, art and design.

Find out more at: http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/museums/millennium-gallery/home


Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Relieve the Industrial Revolution at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, an eighteenth-century water-powered, agricultural tools manufacturer. Complete with workers’ cottages and original machinery, it offers an interactive insight into Sheffield’s rich industrial past.

Find out more at: http://www.simt.co.uk/abbeydale-industrial-hamlet

Abbeydale Picture House

The recently restored Abbeydale Picture House features a wealth of events focusing on theatre, music and culture.
Find out more at: https://www.theabbeydalepicturehouse.com/

The Peak District National Park

Monsal Trail

The Monsal Trail is a traffic-free route through some of the Peak District's most spectacular limestone dales. The trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill, 3 miles south of Buxton and Coombs Road, Bakewell.
A guide of how to get to the Monsal Trail can be found here: http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/230669/peak-connections-sheffield.pdf and further information can be found here: http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/trails/monsaltrail

Chastworth House

Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations. In recent years, the house has become more famous internationally due to it appearance in a range of films, TV programmes and documentaries, notably Pride and Prejudice.

To find out more about Chatsworth, visit the Official Chatsworth website here: https://www.chatsworth.org/  


To get to Chatsworth, you can take the bus from Abbeydale Road (218 Bus).  The bus stop is around a 10 minute walk from The Briary and the bus journey around 30 mins. The timetable for the bus can be found via the following link: https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/timetables/sheffield/534.htm

Shopping in Sheffield

Devonshire Quarter

For a stylish and unique shopping experience that’s ideal for weekend breaks in Sheffield, it has to be the Devonshire Quarter with its independent boutiques and design shops.

Find out more here: https://devonshirequarter.co.uk/

Antiques Quarter

Retro, vintage, salvaged, reclaimed and rare - Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter is a treasure trove of second-hand surprises and delights.

Find out more here: http://sheffieldantiquesquarter.co.uk/


The Famous Sheffield Shop

This Ecclesall Road institution is ‘made in Sheffield’ at its best. Shop for fine cutlery, tankards, frames and more, safe in the knowledge you’re supporting local expertise.

Find out more here: https://www.sheffield-made.com/

Meadowhall Shopping Centre

Meadowhall was at a time Europe's largest shopping centre featuring hundreds of chain and unique boutique stores, a cinema and food court. Great for treating yourself, having a fun day out and doing all your Christmas shopping at once!

Find out more here: https://www.meadowhall.co.uk/

Working in Sheffield


Sheffield has long been one of Yorkshire's most economically successful towns. Once the epicentre of the steel industry, its creative and digital industries are now making a name for themselves. Our hotel is a great place to stay if you’re visiting the city for work and are easily accessible from Sheffield Train Station and local motorways.

For further information about things to do and see in Sheffield, please visit the official Welcome to Sheffield page: http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit/explore