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Sheffield Cathedral. Sheffield City Council
Sheffield Cathedral. Sheffield City Council
The Lyceum in Tudor Square. Sheffield Tourism
The Lyceum in Tudor Square. Sheffield Tourism
Millennium Square. Photo courtesy of Sheddield
Millennium Square. Photo courtesy of Sheddield
Howard Street. Photo courtesy Sheffield Council
Howard Street. Photo courtesy Sheffield Council
Weston Park Museum. Courtesy of Sheffield
Weston Park Museum. Courtesy of Sheffield
Millennium Galleries at Night. Sheffield Tourism
Millennium Galleries at Night. Sheffield Tourism
City Hall at Night. Photo courtesy of Sheffield
City Hall at Night. Photo courtesy of Sheffield
Peace Gardens. Photo courtesy of Sheffield
Peace Gardens. Photo courtesy of Sheffield

Sheffield Information

Sheffield is the eighth largest city in the United Kingdom located in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The name Sheffield originates from the River Sheaf that flows through the city. Although officially the city was founded in the eight century it has been said that the region was occupied since the late Upper Palaeolithic period dating back a staggering 12,800 years.

The city has a thriving economy with an international reputation for its excellence in metallurgy and steel making as in the past Benjamin Huntsman discovered the crucible technique, Henry Bessemer for the industrial process of steelmaking and Thomas Boulsover who invented the Sheffield Plate and contributed immensely to cutlery making.

Sheffield has long been a city well known for its sporting heritage like cricket and football but it is its architectural and historical heritage that makes this a prime gem to visit on your holiday. The Sheffield Walk of Fame is one of the best-kept secrets looking like a similar version of Hollywood with its traditional English style and the Ferris Wheel of Sheffield is a great tourist attraction.

For entertainment one must visit place in Sheffield is the Crucible Theatre opened in 1971 with a reputation as one of the most modern theatres in the county and home to the most important snooker tournament in the world. Another great theatre is the Lyceum Theatre leading in musical performances.

For environmentalists a place not to miss is Greenspace in Sheffield that has a reputation as the greenest city in Europe with 2 million trees throughout its parks and woodlands and home to the Sheffield Botanical Gardens dating back to 1836.

Another great spot in the city for greenies is the Tropical Butterfly House and Wildlife Factory that is a fantastic zoo with plenty of wildlife and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Throughout the year Sheffield is also alive with plenty of events and festivals with the annual art in the Gardens being an outdoor event not to miss.

For more tourist information on Sheffield you may also want to visit the official government website Sheffield City Council

Outdoor Seating at Peace Gardens. Photo courtesy of Sheffield City Council
Outdoor Seating at Peace Gardens. Photo courtesy of Sheffield City Council
St Pauls Place at Peace Gardens at Night. Photo courtesy of Sheffield
St Pauls Place at Peace Gardens at Night. Photo courtesy of Sheffield