Sight seeing in Sheffield

By: Haley Softie
Sheffield's the 4th largest city in great britain & boasts a population of over 525,000. now, the city boasts boasts a thriving economy & quite low cost of living, so you can live life to the full here.

Sheffield boasts lots of culture & entertainment, including fabulous theatres, museums & galleries. its england's greenest city, with fifty parks. Crime statistics also show that it's one of england's safest cities.

Sheffield is located close to Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham & the Peak District.

By the fourteenth century, Sheffield was already famous for the manufacturing of knives, and by the 1600s it was at the middle of of cutlery production in britain. These industries led to the speedy growth of sheffield, which saw the town being made a borough in 1843 and gaining city status in 1893.

Sheffield remained a major industrial city throughout the first half of the 20th century, although world wide competition led to the closure of numerous steelworks from the start of the 1970s.

There are loads of things to do in Sheffield, which include some exciting museums and galleries. One of the finest is the Millennium Galleries, which is near the the railway station. These galleries have permanent exhibitions based around the themes of art, nature and people. in addition to these, there's touring exhibitions including a recent Vivienne Westwood retrospective.

On the other hand, you could try the Graves Gallery or Bishop's House.

Sheffield has plenty to offer fans of shopping. the city boasts meadowhall, which is a enormous shopping centre with over 240 shops. The shopping centre opened its doors in 1990 and was one of the first out-of-town shopping malls in great britain.

Despite this, Sheffield city centre has some fantastic stores, too. in fact, you'll find everything there, from high-street shops like new look, to kooky independent shops.

Sheffield is well-known for its nightlife, so it is a great location to visit for a night out. in actual fact, the city boasts numerous public houses, cocktail bars, & clubs.

Sheffield is home to great bands such as the arctic monkeys, pulp, the last shadow puppets & ABC. if you want to catch the next big thing, you could pay a visit to one of the city's great live music venues, such as the leadmill.

Sheffield has great road links & can be reached easily from most huge uk cities. in addition to this, the city is well served by rail, with frequent trains running from Sheffield railway station to a vast variety of destinations throughout england.

There's also an airport close by, Doncaster Sheffield Airport. The airport is situated 18 miles from the city centre & is mainly served by discount airlines, such as Thomsonfly.
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