Sheffield makes a great place to explore.
The pleasure of a visit to Sheffield, and the story that makes the city, begins as soon as you arrive. As you step out of the station into Sheaf Square, you won’t fail to be impressed by the Cutting Edge. This 300ft long stainless steel water feature isn’t just a striking piece of art, it’s an homage to industry and invention that has helped shaped Sheffield.
It’s easy to continue an exploration of Sheffield’s heritage by following the riverside footpath through to Kelham Island which bears witness to being one of Sheffield’s oldest manufacturing sites with Europe’s largest working steam engine incumbent in Kelham Island Museum; whilst neighbouring cutlery and steel works buildings have been repurposed and filled with indie shopping arcades, restaurants and micro-breweries .
Exploring is about creating memories finding new experiences. Sheffield Brewery is just one destination for a brewery tour and beer tasting, whilst at nearby Bullion you can try your hand at chocolate making.
Across the city centre you could book a tour with the Robin of Locksley distillery and craft your own gin, or spend the day at the Discovery Centre at Ecclesall Woods learning some traditional wood crafting techniques. You can leant to craft your own walking stick – most useful in a city which is known for its outdoor spaces and multitude of walking routes. Whether you’re looking for a riverside ramble of a good few miles or a steady stroll to get some fresh air before you settle down for a hearty lunch or a coffee and cakes – you’ll find lots of options of great things to do in Sheffield.
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Sheffield Home of Football walking tour. Sheffield has a long history of ‘world first’s’ where football is concerned. Even today, the oldest football club (Sheffield FC) still plays, and the first football stadium in the world is home to Hallam FC. The oldest professional football stadium in the world is in the city and the world’s first ever floodlights at a football match lit up the city’s...
Easily accessible from the train station, is Sheffield’s beautiful Botanical Gardens. The gardens were originally purchased in 1834 and were fortunate to have some of the era’s leading experts involved in its creation including Joseph Paxton of Chatsworth fame and Robert Marnock who went on to become one of the leading landscape gardeners of the 19th century. Now fully restored to their original...