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Sheffield Visitor information

Sheffield is a city in the English county of South Yorkshire. 

The colorful pedestrian precincts of Orchard Square and Fargate, with their numerous shops, restaurants, and cafés, lead south to Surrey Street, site of Sheffield's Victorian town hall. This impressive neo-Renaissance building was erected in 1897.

In the city centre, the Millennium Gallery shows metalwork and collection of art among the major artists such as Cézanne, Corot, Picasso and Braque. It differs from the Kelham Island Museum that covers the city’s industrial heritage, and focuses on exhibits related to Sheffield's industrial past, in particular steel and silverware from the past 300 years.

Sheffield is not only an industrial city, but it’s actually one of the greenest cities in the UK too. Sheffield has the highest number of trees to people in Europe - over two million across the city. 

And one of the largest glasshouses in the U.K. is the Winter Gardens, filled with over 2.500 plants from around the world. 

Travel

You can do a bit of walking throughout the city centre, but the area is quite large therefore it is preferable to use the public transport such as the tram or bus which will give you easy access to most of the attractions of the city. 

With 4 international airports within less than an hour's drive, Sheffield is easy to reach from overseas destinations, such as the Manchester Airport and the Nottingham East Airport. 

It is also easy to travel by train, once in the U.K. Sheffield can be reached wherever you are travelling from. The average journey from London is 2 hours, with trains leaving St Pancras every 30 minutes.

History of Sheffield

Sheffield is a city packed with character, with lots of history to discover. 

The city has not always been known for steel-making. It was first the centre of blade production in the 14th century, and then became the biggest producer of cutlery after London in 1600. 

But it was in the 19 century, during the Industrial Revolution, that Sheffield became famous as the « Steel City », it gained an international reputation and the population boomed.

Another way to discover the history of Sheffield is by visiting the Sheffield Cathedral, also known as The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul. It tells the story of the City of Sheffield from the early 12th century when William de Lovetot built the first church on this site and established the township of Sheffield, through to the newly refurbished and welcoming building of today. One of Sheffield’s more architecturally-impressive landmarks, Sheffield Cathedral is a striking feat of engineering.

The beautiful abbey of Beauchief is a medieval monastic house now serving as a parish church, founded in 1183.  The abbey was of the Premonstratensian order founded in 1120 at Prémontré in France. Its members were cannons, popularly known as White Canons (Rather than monks). Usually, between 12 and 15 of them lived at the Abbey,  It had the full range of monastic buildings including the abbey church, cloisters, chapter house, dormitory and refectory. A stream provided water to the Abbey and to fish ponds. But as ordained priests, they also worked in local communities, some taking charge of nearby churches. Today only the western tower of the Abbey remains, together with some ruins.

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