Things to do and see


Sheffield is the UK’s fifth largest city and has undergone significant redevelopment in recent years. When you step out of Sheffield station you will be greeted by the ‘Cutting Edge’ (below), a dramatic public artwork by one of the university’s metalworkers, Chris Knight, guiding you up through the newly developed pedestrian route towards the university and the heart of the city.

Sheffield has the largest theatre complex outside of London’s West End. Theatre showings and times can be found here.

Sheffield city centre is a vibrant and varied place and is currently undergoing redevelopment and whilst Division Street and Fargate can be busy, more shops are located at Meadowhall shopping centre located to the North of the city centre and can be accessed easily by tram.

Famously the city is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park, the first of its kind in the UK. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the park is only a short drive from the city or a short train ride away.  Parts of the film “Pride and Prejudice” (staring Keira Knightley) were filmed in the area. Further information on the Peak District National Park can be found here.

Chatsworth Housethe famous ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is again only a short drive from from Sheffield and is well worth a visit. The hall was also featured in another Keira Knightley film “The Duchess”.

Nearer to the city. Sheffield has an award winning heritage museum, Kelham Island which has recently been refurbished. Kelham Island is also home to the award winning Kelham Island Tavern and the Fat Cat Pub and the Milestone.

More details on places to eat and drink can be found on the food and drink pages.

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