About Sheffield

Sheffield is England’s fourth largest city, with an impressive industrial past and a redesigned city centre. This is a place with an important civic history. New fountains, new hotels and the attractive Winter Gardens enhance the bustling centre. Originally famous for steel manufacturing, Sheffield is clean, green and has an excellent reputation for safety. Shops abound in the city centre – from department stores to independent boutiques – with further shopping in one of Europe’s largest retail centres, Meadowhall, easily accessible by our Supertram.

What could be better than a big city set within a park? From the University campus it’s about ten minutes’ walk into town. Take the bus heading in the opposite direction and in about fifteen minutes you are in beautiful open countryside. Derbyshire is just on our doorstep and about a third of Sheffield is within this rural setting. The Peak District National Park has magnificent scenery, historic houses, fine walking country, and some of the best rock climbing within the UK.