A city with a big heart

Need a weekend break? Sheffield is rather like a big village - intimate and relaxed, compact and very friendly; the city centre is where the heart is, with great shops, restaurants and bars, often hosting local groups and jazz nights...

If you’re looking for big green spaces, friendly people and lots of music - Sheffield should be first on your list of places to have a weekend in Yorkshire.

It’s heritage was built on the wealth created from steel and coal, the legacy of the landowners who reaped vast riches from the mines and the hard labour of its workforce and created many of the great estates of Yorkshire and Derbyshire, including the impressive Chatsworth House, Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth Castle, and Nostell Priory to name but a few. These beautiful grand houses now open their doors to finance their upkeep and give you the opportunity to marvel at the grandeur and riches of a past age - perfect places to visit on a relaxing day trip to Yorkshire.

If parks and grand houses aren’t really to your tastes, Sheffield also boasts a host of entertainment venues and plus one of the largest shopping centres in Europe - Meadowhall situated just to the north of the city. Between the wealth of gigs, restaurants, bars and historical places to visit Sheffield has something for just about everyone.

Sheffield: A greener city

61% of the Sheffield’s entire area is green space, and a third of the city lies within the Peak District National Park. It is known as a “green city” and produces most of its energy from incinerating waste, it also has the highest proportion of trees to people of any city in Europe, 2.5million trees. Legend has is that there is reputed to be an extinct volcano under the streets of Sheffield dating back 2,300 years though this has never been proven.

Creative Heroes from Sheffield Famouse People from York

Margaret Drabble


Joe Scarborough


Jarvis Cocker

Musician, Pulp

Paul Carrack

Musician, formerly of Ace and Squeeze

Joe Cocker


Alex Turner

Musician from The Artic Monkeys