Sheffield is a city located in South Yorkshire with a population of 576,000. After suffering the UK floods in 2007 and the Big Freeze in 2010 Sheffield regenerated the run-down parts of the city and replanted all the fallen trees including all of the historically fallen trees. There are approximately 1,100 listed buildings in the city including art centres, museums and shopping centres. Some of the more popular tourist attractions are, the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Arts Tower, Bishops House and the Crucible Theatre. Sheffield is ideal for sight-seeing, sporting events and music.
Museums & Theatres
There are a large number of museums and theatres in Sheffield, one of the cities favourite museums is the Kelham Island Museum that presents Sheffield’s history of steel manufacturing. The largest museum in the city is the Weston Park museum that opened in 1875, many tourist visit this landmark every year.
The three main theatres of Sheffield make up the biggest regional theatre complex outside of the London region. The theatres are, the Crucible theatre, the Lyceum theatre and the Crucible studio they all show in-house and touring productions.
Music & Sport
Sheffield city has a deep sporting culture. Sheffield is well-known for its professional football teams, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United. Sheffield Wednesday plays in the North West of the city at Hillsborough while Sheffield United play at Bramall Lane in the city centre.
Several famous musicians and bands call Sheffield home such as, the Artic Monkeys, Def Leppard and Joe Cocker. There are numerous festivals held in Sheffield, for example, Tramlines festival and the Sensoria Music & Film Festival, these festivals are normally held in venues throughout the city centre and national artists come to here to perform.