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Attractions In Sheffield, England – Visit The Stunning Steel City

Popularly known as the Steel city of the world, Sheffield is located at the heart of South Yorkshire in England. Initially, the city was famed for its industry in the heyday of the 1900s. But currently, the city is not only about smokey chimney stacks and huge factories. It has turned into a beautiful place with lush greeneries, stunning cityscapes, national parks, pubs and much more.  Also, Sheffield holds the pride of being one of the greenest cities in the country with 61% of the area covered by lush emeralds. Now, are you convinced why you must be visiting this city? Let’s get to know about the mind-blowing attractions in Sheffield that will surely make you as happy as larry.

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Drone view of attractions in Sheffield
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Attractions in Sheffield

  • Millennium Gallery
  • Kelham Island Museum
  • Endcliffe Park
  • Sheffield City Hall
  • Trams
  • Weston Park
  • Winter Garden
  • Tropical Butterfly Park
  • New Moor Market
Impressive steel building in Sheffield
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Millennium Gallery

Wake up the Picasso in you because it’s time to visit the Millennium Gallery. The Millennium Gallery is one of the prominent attractions in Sheffield that welcomes visitors around the world for free. Located in the heart of the city, the gallery has enormous collections of famous artworks collected over the years. There are permanent exhibits as well as some temporary collections making it a new experience every time you visit the place. Get inspired at the works of John Ruskin and other mesmerising metal works. Take a culture trip to this gallery and get to know more about the history and traditions of the Millennium Gallery.

Kelham Island Museum

To know more about the industrial history of Sheffield, just head to the Kelham Island Museum. This man-made island near the River Don was initially an iron foundry in 1829. Later, in the 19th century, this was converted into a power station. Currently, this place serves as a museum featuring the glorious industrial history of Sheffield. Experience the demonstration of the River Don Engine, and explore other steam engines of the 20th century. Take part in the interactive workshops along with your children and enjoy a fun-filled day at the museum.

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Endcliffe Park

Get lost amidst the serenity of the emerald Greenlands of the Endcliffe Park. Opened in 1887, the park houses a number of monuments and memorial structures. Take your children and fellow friends to the playground and give your muscles a stretch. Endcliffe Park is one of the best attractions in Sheffield to relax and rejuvenate on a sunny day in the city centre.

Sheffield City Hall

Sheffield City Hall is one of the historical attractions in Sheffield located in the city square. You can also explore the ruins of WWII here. The hall is majorly used for events and concerts. Moreover, the hall boasts the pride of hosting famous acts like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Lou Reed, as well as local and community events. Also, Winston Churchill had visited this hall in the year 1938. The place is a one-stop getaway to enjoy all kinds of entertainment and culture activities.


Tram in Sheffield
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How is it fair to be at Sheffield and not visiting the famous trams? The city is famous for its light-rail tram system, which is also known as the Supertram. Introduced in 1995, this popular mode of public transport became a hit since day one. Currently, the tram accommodates over 11 million passengers every year. Since the tram network connects the city centre to other neighbourhoods with easy-to-use stations and route maps, this has got every local’s attention. Apart from being an economical mode of transport, the trams are also easily accessible and safe. 

Weston Park

If you are looking for a perfectly private and peaceful getaway, Weston Park is open for you. This large green area is located in the heart of the city making it easy for the tourists to visit. Capture amazing pictures of the flower displays along with the 19th-century architecture. Currently, the place has been renovated into a beautiful place to sit and stretch your legs in a scenic atmosphere. Do not miss visiting the Weston Park Museum before leaving the park. The museum has some cool historic artworks and hosts exhibitions on Sheffield’s history, art, geography and nature. The museum also houses the oldest weather stations which were built in 1882 and do you know that they are still operating?

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Winter Garden

Another astonishing attraction in the centre of Sheffield city is the Winter Garden. It is the largest urban glasshouse in Europe. Currently, it offers a home to over 2,000 different plants from around the world. The entire building is eco-friendly built out of materials that will change colour as time progresses. There’s no entrance fee for visiting the Winter garden. Do not miss trying the tasty beverages at the cafe. To summarise, the place is truly a tropical haven in the centre of the city.

Tropical Butterfly Park

Are you a nature buff or wildlife enthusiast? Then the Tropical Butterfly House will surely impress you with its farm animals, meerkats, birds and most importantly, butterflies. Though the place is located outside the city, it is totally worth a visit. As you encounter various rare animals, you will also be educated about wildlife. You can watch all the animals up-close and also feed them. Head to the reptile house where you can handle snakes and lizards. However, feeding baby goats will be your favourite experience. If you are brave enough, take the dinosaur trail which will surely bring your heart to mouth.

New Moor Market

Hit the road to visit the Moor Quarter of the city that features an astonishing market area. As you walk through the pedestrianised streets, you will spot a number of small shops with 200 stalls. Fill your cart with amazing homeware, fabric, jewellery, handicrafts, and much more. Apart from such goods, the Moor market is also famous for its freshly prepared local dishes including fish, meat, baked goods and deli products.

Astonishing glass house in Sheffield
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Visit this beautiful city in England which was once a colourless spot but now turned out into a beautiful paradise. The sheer elegance and grace of Sheffield will surely put you in the seventh heaven on the first sight. The attractions in Sheffield are waiting to drop a bombshell on your mind. Browse through various packages to the United Kingdom and choose the best. Head to Pickyourtrail website and start planning your trip to England right away. Now you can connect with us via Whatsapp and craft your dream vacation at ease.

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