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.
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’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/
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
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.
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
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
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/
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/
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/
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 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/
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