Enjoy the Peak District, Base yourself in Sheffield

By: Haley Softie
Sheffield is in south yorkshire that has a population of over 525,000. recently, Sheffield has been extensively redeveloped & now has some gorgeous modern buildings, including the Millennium Galleries.

Unlike many massive cities, sheffield boasts a diverse geography. its situated at the confluence of five rivers & most of the city is built on hillsides with views into the city centre or out to the greenery. with an estimated two million trees, Sheffield has more trees per person than any european city. In fact, 61 percent of the city is greenspace.

Sheffield won world wide fame throughout the 19th century for its manufacture of steel. in actual fact, most innovations in the steel work industry were developed in sheffield, including crucible (now the name of a theatre in the city) & stainless steel. however, international competition caused a decline in these popular local industries during the seventies & eighties. at the same time, the national coal industry collapsed nearby, which caused mass unemployment & affected Sheffield's population.

In recent years, Sheffield's economy has revitalised &, due to its thriving music & movie scene, its become renowned as a cultural centre.

As we have already mentioned, Sheffield is a cultured city. This means that it has plenty of exciting museums & art galleries to explore.

One of the best museums is Bishop House. constructed around 1500, Bishop House is the best preserved timber framed home in Sheffield. it's situated at the front of Meersbrook Park & has been lived in by many different families over the years[/MARK Now it is open as a museum & has some gorgeous period furniture, which gives you a real taste ofold fashioned england.

Sheffield boasts some gorgeous park spaces to enjoy & its one of the most green cities in britain. In fact, it has 78 public parks & ten public gardens to explore, so its a wonderful city for fans of the great outdoors.

On the other hand, you could pay a visit to Sheffield's brilliant stores In the city centre, you'll find a vast variety of high street stores, including make over & zavvi. as well as these, you'll also find a wide range of designer stores.

Sheffield is well known for its night life, which means that it is a fabulous location to visit for a night out. in actual fact, the city has many inns, cocktail bars, & night clubs.

Sheffield is home to fabulous bands including the long blondes, richard hawley, the human league & ABC. if you want to catch the next big thing, you can pay a visit to one of the city's fabulous live music venues, including the plug.

Thank you for browsing our sheffield tourist guide. If you require any further information or advice, please contact your nearest tourist information office.
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