The city of Sheffield is located in South Yorkshire. It is named after the River Sheaf, which passes through it. The area has been inhabited for thousands of years and there is evidence that the Brigante tribe made their home in the part of Sheffield that is now known as Creswell Crags. Sheffield Castle was built in the city just after the Norman Conquest. More recently, Sheffield has become famous for its vibrant nightlife, historic architecture and beautiful scenery. It is a city that has something to offer everyone. History enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the Kelham Island Museum, which is home to Europe's largest working 12,000hp steam engine. Nature lovers can explore the Botanical Gardens, where there are 19 acres filled with plants from all over the world. Other popular attractions include the Millennium Gallery and Medowhall's expansive shopping mall, which is full of high-street stores, boutiques and champagne bars.
Visitors to Sheffield have a range of accommodation options, including quaint bed and breakfasts on the outskirts of the city, to the more luxurious offerings of a four-star hotel in the heart of this Yorkshire city. Whether you're visiting for the shopping & nightlife, a business trip or for the more relaxed chance to explore the greenspaces, the accommodation on offer here hits the mark.
Sheffield is located close to Barnsley and Doncaster and is easy to reach by road and by train. The city is well served by public transport and visitors can use the Stagecoach Supertram network to travel around. The yellow route heads towards the Meadowhall shopping mall, while the blue route serves the suburbs, including Norfolk Heritage Park and Rivelin Valley.