Sheffield is an interesting city with a lively and diverse culture, and is an important centre for manufacturing, sport and the arts. For entertainment, there are many choices available ranging from drama performances at the Lyceum Theatre, to rock and pop concerts at the Sheffield Arena. The city has a wide choice of restaurants, bars and clubs for a range of different preferences and budgets, to provide an enjoyable night out.
There are a number of conference centres in Sheffield, with one of the most prominent being the Octagon Centre, which hosts a range of business and entertainment events, the city is served by Doncaster Sheffield (Robin Hood) Airport which is 27 miles from Sheffield. As well as being a busy city Sheffield has a great deal of greenspace with lots of parks and also nature reserves and areas of ancient woodland.
Sheffield Car Hire
Wherever you are in Sheffield, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Sheffield car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
There are plenty of places to see on your visit to Sheffield and among them are:
Enjoy a fascinating experience at this gallery where you can see works that include ancient Roman and Egyptian artefacts, Chinese ornaments made from ivory, various metalwork from around the world, glassware, ancient flint knives and art from the 1600’s to present.
Kelham Island Museum
This museum is dedicated to the history of industry and science in Sheffield and has interesting exhibits such as a steam engine for a rolling mill, knife grinding equipment and many other examples of historical trades and machinery from Sheffield’s past.
Graves Park Sheffield
Visiting this delightful farm is a great visit for a family, where you can see many animals including lambs, pigs, goats, donkeys, cattle, rabbits, llamas and deer, and feed them yourself with food bought from the farm shop, all in a lovely setting.
You can visit this lovely Grade I listed building which has an interesting mix of Gothic and Modernist styles, which still has parts dating from the 13th and 15th centuries, and with many additions throughout the years. You also can admire the stained glass windows made in the 1960’s and the impressive Tudor monuments.
Weston Park Museum
You can explore this interesting museum with numerous exhibits on display dating from prehistory to the present including mammoth remains in the Ice Age exhibits, and kids can make their own igloo, and see displays of a range of different animals with lots of activities for kids to get involved with.
Here you can see works such as coins, engravings, medieval manuscripts, drawings, metalwork such as cutlery, teapots and other intricately made tableware, mosaics and many more interesting exhibits, with both permanent and temporary exhibitions to see.
Abbeydale Miniature Railway
Open twice a month, this place makes a fun time with the kids, here you can enjoy have rides on small steam and diesel engines, with level crossings, bridges and stations, and all set in lovely woodland surroundings. There is also an August Teddy Bears’ Picnic and in December there are Santa events which are great days for children.
Sheffield Town Hall
You can come and visit this building which was built in the late 19th century with many intricate carvings on the outside along with a clock tower. Inside you can see a lovely staircase made of marble, chandelier, wall friezes with mythical pictures and rooms with attractive wooden panels.
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