Sheffield travel guide

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You're Going to Love Sheffield

Sheffield is one of the largest cities in England and if you love arts and culture or wide open spaces, you'll feel right at home. The city is equally appealing to sports fans. Soccer, hockey, speedway - it's all here.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Sheffield

1. Impressive Venues

Catch a top stage production at the Crucible, the Sheffield Theatre complex's main auditorium, or see what's on at the Lyceum, one of the city's oldest theaters.

2. Weston Park Museum

Kids will love this museum's eclectic range of exhibits such as Snowy the polar bear, Egyptian mummies, and even a butcher's shop.

3. Those Famous Green Spaces

The Winter Garden boasts Europe's largest city center temperate glasshouse, while the glass pavilions and some plants and trees at the Botanical Gardens date from 1836.

4. Sheffield Arena

Home to the Steelers, the city's hockey team, Sheffield Arena was built for the World Student Games and opened by the Queen in 1981. Go to see the Steelers play or for concerts, ice shows, and theater productions.

5. Its Friendly Pubs and Clubs

Stop for a drink in a traditional pub such as the Red Deer in Pitt Street, or see live bands at popular venues like the Leadmill, Corporation, and Plug.

Where to Eat in Sheffield

Dine on classic British cuisine at Browns in St. Paul's Parade, or enjoy contemporary Italian dishes at Piccolino in Millennium Square. Lunch in a basic diner costs £7 while a meal for two with wine in a top restaurant starts at £40.

When to visit Sheffield

Sheffield in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 78
1 night at 3-star hotel
Sheffield in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 78
1 night at 3-star hotel

Summer, from May to September, is the best time to visit the nearby Peak District National Park or see the city's parks at their best. However, annual events and excellent shopping and entertainment make Sheffield a great choice at any time.

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How to Get to Sheffield

Plane

Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is 28.5 miles from the city center via the M18. Rent a car at the airport or take the 707 shuttle bus to Doncaster Town Centre. From there, head to Doncaster Railway station to catch a train to Sheffield.

Train

An hourly train service operated by East Midland Trains runs between London and Sheffield. CrossCountry Trains offers a range of daily services for those coming from Scotland, Birmingham, or the North East. Trains terminate at Sheffield Station near the city center.

Car

Sheffield is just minutes from the M1 motorway. Take Exit 33 via Sheffield Parkway for the city center.

Bus

National Express buses travel to Sheffield from many major UK cities. Buses stop at Sheffield Interchange which is a 2-minute walk from Sheffield Station.

Airports near Sheffield

Airlines serving Sheffield

United Airlines
Good (2,259 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (956 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (3,718 reviews)
KLM
Good (256 reviews)
Air France
Good (257 reviews)
British Airways
Good (703 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,514 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (269 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (827 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (904 reviews)
Iberia
Good (512 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (422 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (136 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (550 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (318 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (68 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (245 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (975 reviews)
Finnair
Good (320 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (170 reviews)
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Where to stay in Sheffield

The city has hotels to suit every budget from affordable chains like Premier Inn and ibis to luxury hotels like the Copthorne Hotel Sheffield and the Leopold Hotel.

Popular neighbourhoods in Sheffield

City Center - the city center is home to the Winter Garden and Sheffield landmarks like the Grade I listed Town Hall.

Kelham Island Quarter - this central neighborhood is where you'll find Kelham Island Museum and the Kelham Island Tavern, two-time winner of the CAMRA National Pub of the Year award.

Sharrow - Sharrow is west of the city center. Visit Sharrow Mills, a former snuff factory on picturesque Porter Brook, or meander through Endcliffe Park.

Where to stay in popular areas of Sheffield

Most booked hotels in Sheffield

Whitley Hall Hotel
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 178+
Jurys Inn Sheffield
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 105+
Holiday Inn Express Sheffield City Centre
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 133+
Hampton by Hilton Sheffield
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 126+
OYO Flagship Sheffield Metropolitan
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
C$ 79+
The Rutland Hotel
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 75+
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How to Get Around Sheffield

Public Transportation

Purchase a dayrider ticket for £4 or a weekly superider ticket for £13.50 for unlimited travel on Stagecoach Buses and the Stagecoach Supertram.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available and a typical 5-mile trip during the day costs £14-16.

Car

You can rent a car from brands like Hertz, Europcar, or Avis. Prices start from £23 per day.

The Cost of Living in Sheffield

Shopping Streets

Find famous brands alongside department stores at Meadowhall. Shop for keepsakes at Sheffield Antiques Quarter in Broadfield Road or find the latest designer styles on Ecclesall Road.

Groceries and Other

Stock up on food and basics at supermarkets like Morrison's, Tesco, and Sainsbury's. A quart of milk costs £0.83 and 12 large eggs cost £2.31.

Cheap meal
C$ 20.53
A pair of jeans
C$ 89.06
Single public transport ticket
C$ 3.28
Cappuccino
C$ 4.07