One of the largest cities in England, Sheffield is a must visit if you love arts and culture. Famous for its well-tended parks, a beautiful greenbelt area, Sheffield is located at the foot of the Derbyshire Hills. The city boasts of some plants and trees that date back to 1836. The Sheffield Botanical Garden is a lovely spot for a stroll. If you have kids, then these gardens are a great place for you to visit. Other gardens here include Peace Gardens, Winter Gardens, and Graves Park. You can book hotels in Sheffield if you wish to explore the scenic side of this city.
If you are visiting the city, you cannot miss the oldest theatres here known as the Sheffield Theatre Complex. The Weston park museum’s eclectic range of exhibits is loved by kids. It also depicts natural history, social history, decorative art collection, and archeology. The Kelham Island Museum showcases 300 years old steel and silverware. The museum also boasts of an impressive collection of historic vehicles and tools. The National Emergency Service Museum is the largest museum in the world and has a vast collection of vintage vehicles. There are many cheap hotels in Sheffield that can be considered if you wish to spend a budget-friendly trip here.
Sheffield is considered the greenest city in England. It has several parks that feature exotic plants from all corners of the world. The city has great architectural value as well. There are some extraordinary sculptures in front of the greenhouse that cannot be missed if you are visiting Sheffield.
One of the oldest buildings here is the Cathedral Church, which is another masterpiece and is a must-visit. If you are looking for budget hotels in Sheffield, you should look for places to stay at in Abbeydale which is one of the most interesting suburbs in the city.
If you wish to enjoy culinary delights here, then you won’t get disappointed. The city is chock-a-block with restaurants that offer an array of delicious cuisines. The city has over 500 restaurants and cafes that will satiate your taste buds. Most Sheffield hotels are close such market places and you can easily get a suitable room close to an area you like.
Public transportation in Sheffield runs at a high standard. For convenient travel across the city, consider the following options:
Bus: First, TM Travel and Stagecoach are the three major bus operators in Sheffield.
Train: Children under the age of 5 travel for free on Sheffield trains. A Railcards are also available and work out to be cost-effective for families who longer distances together regularly.
Tram: The tram services in Sheffield operate in three colour-coded lines for a distance of 29 kilometres across the city, covering all the important tourist destinations.
Take a walk: Sheffield is also great for taking in the city’s best sights on foot.
There is a lot to see and do in Sheffield and this is just a small selection of what’s on offer:
Music: Catch a gig at one of the small pubs or venues.
Roam Around: Go and take a look at the ArtsTower, watch some rare films at the Showroom Cinema, experience the calm atmosphere of Winter Gardens, go water skiing at Rother Valley Park and much more.
Food: Sheffield in one of the best places in the UK for beer production, and don’t forget to sample a sandwich at Béres.
If you want to enjoy Sheffield’s best weather, the period between late May through August is best with temperatures falling between 17-20 degrees Celsius. The winter season begins in November and goes on until February. January experiences the coldest climate with temperatures dropping down to 3 degrees Celsius on some days. Sheffield experiences rain throughout the year.
Many of Sheffield’s most well-known areas for shopping are located near an OYO hotel including Meadowhall (3.1 miles), Orchard Square Shopping Centre (1.3 miles), Crystal Peaks Shopping Mall and Retail Park (6.5 miles), St. James retail park ( 5.8 miles) and The Moor (1.2 miles).
If you’re planning a romantic trip for two in Sheffield, there are a number of things to do around the city including seeing Alpacas at Quicksaw Farm, enjoying some delicious French food at Chez Lahou or take a relaxing walk across Parkwood Springs.
Some of the places that you can visit for a weekend getaway from Sheffield are London (266 miles), Liverpool (78.2 miles), Oxford (141 miles), Norwich (148 miles) and Blackpool(113 miles). You can choose to stay at OYO hotels near Sheffield when you visit these places.