City of the Month: Sheffield

Sheffield city centre

Sheffield city centre - Photo by Amy-Elizabeth Jones


The ‘Steel City’, home to Meadowhall, the Winter and Botanical Gardens, oh and not forgetting Sean Bean. I’m a big fan of Sheffield, and have visited quite a few times. Whether you’re a fan of the city or the countryside, it offers the possibility of both as it’s only half an hour from the Peak District and there’s a number of things to do in the city (theatre, museums, shopping), almost like a mini-London. The best time to go is probably summer, when the sun’s out and there’s a wider variety of events going on.

Positives: Close proximity to Chatsworth House, home of Mr. Darcy (well in the film) and Bakewell, home to many a tart (the baked variety) and charming bus drivers – coming from London, it’s a shock when they even say thank you!

Negatives: the layout of Meadowhall shopping centre, the weather (it’s the North remember) and the accent (sorry!)

Verdict: ‘Ace’

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