Things to do Sheffield
Known historically for its steel production, Sheffield is a city that has seen a lot of regeneration since the fall of its main industry during the 1970s. Now home to two universities, many fantastic event venues and many other modern and historical places, Sheffield is on the up as a place to visit and we can highly recommend that you head over there to see it for yourself!
Sat partially within the Peak District national park, Sheffield has a fantastic mixture of things to see and do and can provide something to suit all ages and interests. If the Peak District third of the city takes your fancy then the Low Bradfield, Agden Side, Rocher Edge and High Bradfield walk will take you through 4.3 miles/7km of stunning scenery including the Agden Reservoir and past the site of a 12th century Motte and Bailey castle. This circular route is popular and for good reason, check out images of it online to inspire you to give it a go.
Sheffield’s music scene is at the forefront of the industry, with bands and singers such as the Arctic Monkeys, Bring Me The Horizon, Pulp, Def Leppard, The Pigeon Detectives and The Human League having showcased the city’s incredible talent through different generations and musical genres. New and amazing bands are constantly arriving on the scene in Sheffield and with big venues such as the O2 Academy and Motorpoint Arena alongside Sheffield City Hall, The Boardwalk and The Grapes just some of the very many places to see household names and up-and-coming artists perform.
The Millenium Gallery is Sheffield’s number one spot for art craft and design. Head over to view artwork celebrating the city’s steelworks heritage as well as temporary exhibitions on tour from galleries including the Victoria and Albert, Tate and National Portrait Gallery.
Leading directly from the Millenium Gallery, the multi award-winning Winter Garden is a stunning, green oasis in the heart of the city and is home to over 2,500 plants from all over the world. At 70 metres long and 22 meters high, 5000 domestic greenhouses would fit inside Winter Garden, giving you an idea of how impressive it is.
Curious About Sheffield is a fantastic treasure hunt-style walking tour through the city that kids and adults alike will find fascinating. Choose from two different walks, or do both for a combined 4.2 miles around some of Sheffield’s most interesting places and learn all about its history along the way.
For a glimpse into Sheffield’s steelwork past, visit Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet where you can see workers’ houses, waterwheels and the world’s only surviving and intact crucible steel furnace. The Abbeydale miniature railway is also close by for a ride on a miniature steam train.
This is just a snapshot of the many things that Sheffield has to offer and as you can see, there really is something for everyone. We are proud to be working in this fantastic city and hope that when you take a visit, you’ll fall in love with it too.