Explore the holiday homes, cottages and b&bs on offer in the vibrant city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. Sheffield is the perfect destination for a holiday in the city as well as the countryside, being close to the famous Peak District nearby.
Find and book the perfect apartment or holiday home in Sheffield
England's greenest city, bustling with students and young people, Sheffield is fast becoming one of the UK's most exciting cities to visit for a mini-break. With the countryside so close, this is perfect for those who can't decide between a weekend in the city and a rural retreat.
When to visit Sheffield
Sheffield is great at any time of year, but to get the most out of the beautiful outdoors you should try and visit in the summer when the weather is at it's hottest. Visiting in the warmer months also has its perks, as you can catch Tramlines music festival if you visit in July.
How to get to Sheffield
Sheffield is really centrally located. Its position in the north of England finds it within an hour's drive from four major international airports: Manchester International Airport, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport and Nottingham East Midlands Airport. It's also easy to travel to Sheffield from elsewhere in the UK, with trains going from every major city or town and coaches too. The train from London takes around 2 hours and you can even travel by train from Paris in 5 hours!
How to get around in Sheffield
Sheffield's picturesque countryside setting means it's nice to walk around, but there are also great public transport links when you're going further afield. The city has an extensive bus and tram service so you can get all around really easily and affordably. Sheffield also has Uber if you're going somewhere a bit out of the way!
Where to stay in Sheffield
This area is currently undergoing major redevelopment, so it's the perfect spot for young tourists who want to be close to the city centre to book a holiday apartment in Sheffield. There's loads to do here, with loads of restaurants, bars and shops in close proximity. The biggest attraction of St Paul's is probably its vibrant square, but it's also near major Sheffield attractions such as the Peace Gardens, Sheffield Cathedral and the city's biggest market, the Moor Market. It's also really close to Sheffield train station, so it would be ideal if you're planning a day out to another city in the north of England, such as Manchester or Leeds, or if you're flying to Sheffield.
With a growing student population, Ecclesall is a bustling area of Sheffield with bars, restaurants and a thriving independent boutique scene as well as easy access to the countryside. There is also a great park perfect for families, runners, or if you've brought your furry friend with you! Book a bed and breakfast in Ecclesall to get the most out of your trip to Sheffield.
Another area popular with students, Crookes is one of Sheffield's most vibrant areas with plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants. It has a unique atmosphere with a great range of organic shops, book shops and vintage boutiques. It's also only a 20-minute walk from Crookes to Sheffield city centre! Nearby tourist spots include the Crookes Valley Park and the Botanical Gardens, both really popular with visitors to Sheffield.
What to do in Sheffield
The Peak District was the first national park in Britain and is one of the most beautiful settings in the country for those who love nature. It's perfect for people who want an active day out: you can go hiking, caving, mountain biking or even paragliding!
Arguably Sheffield's best art museum, the Millenium Gallery has exhibits of art, craft and design focusing particularly on Sheffield's heritage. They notably have a collection of the metalwork that made Sheffield famous and the Ruskin Collection, which was supposed to inspire Sheffield's workforce and includes paintings, manuscripts, coins and plaster casts. They also have a special exhibition space which often hosts really fascinating shows from partner museums including the V&A and Tate.
A taste of nature in the city centre, the Peace Gardens were created by Sheffield City Council as part of their Heart of the City project. They are located in front of Sheffield's gothic-style town hall. The gardens themselves are beautiful, with fountains, cascades and war memorials. This is one of the top things not to miss in Sheffield!