Sheffield has more trees per person than any other city in Europe and is considered to be one of the greenest cities in the UK. It’s nestled in the eastern foothills of the Pennines, and is surrounded by 7 hills and 5 rivers. It suits relaxed, outdoor-friendly living which complements the bustling city centre atmosphere.
The city has a long sporting heritage and is home both to the world’s oldest football club, Sheffield F.C. and two professional clubs, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday. The city is home to two Universities, a thriving retail scene and many museums and galleries.
“If you have potential this is the right place to perform.”
Selvakumar Balasubramaniam, Texmo Precision Castings Employee
Every year, Sheffield hosts an inner city music festival called Tramlines in Hillsborough Park. The event sees thousands of music lovers come to the city for a weekend of music, both in the official festival, and various fringe events.
Sheffield has a thriving climbing scene, thanks to the amazing outdoor bouldering available in the Peak District. It boasts two of the country’s oldest climbing gyms in The Climbing Works and The Foundry, with lots of new centres to choose from, too.
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The Peak District
A third of Sheffield sits within the Peak District national park, one of the UK’s most popular national parks which spans 555 square miles. A firm favourite for cyclists and walker alike, there is always something new and beautiful to see.
The largest theatre group outside of London, Sheffield Theatres is a complex of three venues centred around the city’s Tudor Square. Most famous is the Crucible, which is also home to the World Snooker Championship.
Sheffield is known for its heyday as a steel production and manufacturing city, and now, as industrial action has moved on, Kelham Island has seen a drastic transformation. Old cutlery and steel works are now home to some of the city’s finest bars, restaurants and nightlife spots.
In the Wider Area
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is a leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture. Celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2022, the park is a 500-acre site in West Yorkshire.
The city of Manchester is just over an hour’s drive from Sheffield, and is where both Manchester United and Manchester City play football in the Premier League.
The Home of Dracula
The seaside town of Whitby gave birth to the legend of Dracula. Bram Stoker spent time at the seaside town, which is said to have inspired his famous book. The town is known for its rugged coastline and annual goth weekend.