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Even in the census created by William the Conqueror and known as the Domesday Book dated 1086, Sheffield is mentioned as a small village. This is the proof that the history of the city has more than a thousand years. The Don River, on which stands Sheffield, is formed by four streams (Porter, Chief, Loxley and Ravelin) that flow from the Pennine hills at the foot of which you will find this city.
Once it was the large-scale industrial city. Today Sheffield is an attractive tourist and cultural center. The city has everything you need for an exciting holiday, including an abundance of … Open
Each street of the city keeps the memory of most important events in its history. Here you will find the ruins of the castle built in the XIII century. This place was a prison of Mary Queen of Scots in 1571-1583. The castle, which has belonged to the Duke of Norfolk, is also a truly interesting place. The local Museum of Antiquities is a source of great pride for residents of this place. Here you will find a collection of valuable items that provide information about the history of England. The city is full of other museums, including such interesting places as Museum at Art and Design School (Fine Arts), the Philosophical Society and Art Gallery.
The local football club, which has been operating since 1860, is not only the oldest one in the country and Europe, but also in the whole world. The first football match between the teams of clubs has been also played in Sheffield. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Sheffield features a huge number of beautiful parks and gardens that are ideal for hiking and sports. Sheffield Winter Garden remains one of the most popular tourist destinations; it is … Open
Sheffield is considered as the greenest city of England. It is second to none in the number of parks and trees growing here. In the city, there are several large greenhouses, the biggest of which is the Winter Gardens. It presents exotic plants from all corners of the world. The guests of the city can visit it even in winter. The construction has a great architectural value. The small square in front of the greenhouse is decorated with extraordinary sculptures.
One of the oldest buildings in the city is the Cathedral Church. According to the historical data, the first church at its site was built in the 12th century. In 1266, it was fully destroyed in a large fire. In 120, the church was rebuilt again. In the first half of the 14th century, it was reconstructed completely for the first time. For hundreds of years, the church has been repeatedly reconstructed but some of its elements have been preserved in their original form. The oldest part of the construction is the eastern wall of the 13th century. In the church, there is also the preserved altar of the 15th century.
1. Standard tip is 10 to 15%; it would be appropriate to leave cash reward in the restaurant and taxi. About 10-20 pounds per week are left for a maid, depending of the hotel. In some … Open
In the southern part of the city, there is old Beauchief Abbey founded in 1183. It was a great construction once but only some part of the old abbey has survived to this day. One of the towers is left. Near it, you can see the chapel built in the 12th century.
Blonk Street skyline As for the outstanding architectural monuments of Sheffield, the City Hall built in 1932 is worth being mentioned. It is a vivid example of the neoclassical architecture. The building entrance is decorated with high columns. In the period of the Second World War, the bomb exploded near the City Hall. It is a miracle that the building wasn’t severely damaged. The signs of the explosion are left on the building walls and columns that have not been restored and remind of the difficult wartime. Now, different cultural events are organized in the City Hall. In it, there is a unique organ with over 4 000 pipes.
What may surprise discerning palates in the classic English city? Delicious meat dishes and traditional Yorkshire pudding, classic fish treats with a side dish of fries and excellent … Open
One of the most interesting suburban areas from a tourist point of view is the Abbeydale. It is an outdoor museum where you can visit artisanal workshops and see the collections of ethnographic exhibits.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Sheffield
♥   Shopping area ' Fargate' Sheffield, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' The Moor' Sheffield, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Devonshire Quarter' Sheffield, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Meadowhall Centre' Sheffield, 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Sheffield
♥   Castle 'Conisbrough Castle' , 19.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bolsover Castle' , 19.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Peveril Castle' , 21 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tickhill Castle' , 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Riber Castle' , 28.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Sheffield
♥   Regional Park 'Stones Country' , 117.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Sheffield and around
♥   Art museum 'Yorkshire Sculpture Park' Wakefield, 26.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Hepworth Gallery' Wakefield, 33.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Sheffield from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

York

From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
The craft stall, souvenir shops have placed in the old buildings. There you can buy wonderful memorable gifts. The most adorable palace has been saved in York. Nowadays there has placed the historical museum. Its collections are multi-faceted, there was collected thousands of artefacts, from the old household items and weapons to the crucial historical documents. York Minster, a large Gothic Cathedral, is the main outstanding landmark in the city. It was built in 13th-14th centuries. York is a real asset for lovers of walks in historical places. … Read further

St. John's Hospital

From the series “The Most Mysterious Buildings (Houses, Palaces, Castles) in the World”
It’s noteworthy that many patients witnessed paranormal phenomena and told doctors about suddenly erupts into flames and chilling screams, but nobody listened the words of mentally ill patients. Tourists visiting the hospital today often complain of sudden panic attacks and headaches. The St. John’s Hospital is reasonably considered one of the darkest and most mysterious buildings in the world. … Read further
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