South Yorkshire covers an area of 600 square miles and consists of the four metropolitan boroughs of Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham. Coal mining and steel manufacturing have been the predominant industries over the centuries. Here are some of our favourite places to visit in South Yorkshire.

Don’t Miss (some seasonal)

Don’t Miss Sheffield
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Tropical Butterfly House
National Videogame Museum
Crucible Theatre
Peace Gardens

Don’t Miss Doncaster
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Doncaster Racecourse
Danum Gallery, Library and Museum
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
Doncaster Dome

Don’t Miss Barnsley
Calypso Cove Waterpark
Experience Barnsley Museum and
Discovery Centre
Cannon Hall Farm
Cooper Gallery
RSPB Dearne Valley – Old Moor

Don’t Miss Rotherham
Magna Science Adventure Centre
Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park
Wentworth Woodhouse and Gardens
Clifton Park and Museum
Rotherham Minster

Famous People from South Yorkshire
To name just a few:
Michael Palin and Joe Cocker both come from Sheffield.
Goalkeepers Gordon Banks and David Seaman are Rotherham born and bred.
Dickie Bird, Michael Parkinson and Arthur Scargill all hail from Barnsley.
Jeremy Clarkson, Kevin Keegan and Louis Tomlinson call Doncaster home.