Sheffield Visitor information

Sheffield

The city of Sheffield has recently undergone significant regeneration and is a vibrant and exciting city to visit.

The Lyceum Theatre and the Crucible Theatre are the city’s two major theatres, which together with the smaller Studio Theatre make up the largest theatre complex outside London. Four major art galleries are based in the city, including the modern Millennium Galleries and the Site Gallery. The Sheffield Arena is located in the Don Valley area just outside the city centre and it is one of the major arenas in the UK hosting big music acts of the world.

The city also has a number of other attractions such as the Sheffield Winter Gardens and the Peace Gardens, the Botanical gardens (just five minutes walk from the university accommodation), Ice Sheffield, the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, as well as several museums, including the Weston Park Museum, the Kelham Island Museum, the Sheffield Fire and Police Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Shepherd Wheel. Sheffield also has many large parks such as Millhouses Park, Endcliffe Park, and Graves Park.

The films The Full Monty, Threads, Looks and Smiles, When Saturday Comes and Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? were based in the city.

Located just 5 miles from the southern end of the Pennine hills in the Peak District and offering easy access to many attractions located within the Peak District - the UK's first National Park. A visit to Bakewell and the spa town of Buxton is a definite on your list of places to visit.

Getting to Sheffield

By Road: Central to the motorway network Sheffield has excellent access to and from the M1, M18, M62 and A1.

By Train: Travelling times to Sheffield:

• London: 2 hours 15 minutes

• Birmingham: 1 hour 10 minutes

• Manchester: 50 minutes

By Air: Sheffield is also only a short drive from three other international airports:

•Doncaster Sheffield: 35 minutes

•Manchester: 1 hour

•East Midlands: 1 hour