Visiting Sheffield

Description of Sheffield

Sheffield is an important industrial, cultural, and cosmopolitan city of England. Sheffield remains well known today thanks to its open green spaces, its galleries, its sport facilities and its cutlery. Whatever your interests are, Sheffield will provide you with many enjoyable activities. The city represents a great starting point to visit and discover the unique county of Yorkshire.

Inside info

Sheffield's tourism office is located off Norfolk Street and close to the Crucible Theatre. For a good stay in Sheffield, this is the first place you should go to. You will find there a comprehensive 'visitor and accommodation guide' about the city and the surrounded area. Another 'information point' is available in the Winter Garden.Walk or use public transportation. Indeed, Sheffield has put a lot of effort to prioritise pedestrians’ way of life. The network of trams and buses is very efficient. A Dayrider ticket, which costs only £3.00, allows unlimited travel on all trams and Stagecoach buses in Sheffield.The Magma Science Adventure Centre is one of the venues you will be lead to thanks to your visit at the information point. At the Science Adventure Centre, you will literally experience and feel the power of the elements. Challenge gravity, walk on air, feel the heat of a fire tornado and blast water canons. Moreover, on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January you can listen to some fantastic stories of scientists, a unique StoryQuest Trail. Visiting this venue must appear on your ‘To do list in Sheffield’. Strictly Come Dancing, the television show, will be on tour in Sheffield on from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st January, at the Sheffield Arena. This show which is well worth seeing will make you discover celebrities in a different context. See them competing and dancing Latin and ballroom dances with professional dancers. This is excellent entertainment which will last about 2 and a half hours. Where to stay?Kenwood HallA luxurious 4 star hotel providing a calm and relaxing rest, close to the heart of the city centre. Double room: £89.Kenwood RoadSheffieldS7 1NQWhere to eat?The Rutland ArmsA well located restaurant serving simple British in a relaxed, true pub atmosphere.86 Brown StreetSheffieldS1 2BS

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The city of Sheffield, situated in South Yorkshire, is one of the eight largest regional English cities. It has a population of 551 000 people making it the third largest English district by population. Sheffield became well renowned in the 19th Century because of its steel production. Today Sheffield is home to more than 200 parks, woodlands and gardens. Over half of its surface area is green space and a third of the city belongs to the Peak District National Park. The city even has more trees per person than any other city in Europe. The climate in Sheffield is temperate like much of the UK. Weather can be wet but the Pennines to the west provide shelter from prevailing westerly winds. In summer temperatures reach an average high of 21°C and in winter, the average low is just under 2°C.