The top 10 places to visit when you’re in Sheffield

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Sheffield Local Guide

Welcome to Sheffield, a vibrant city in South Yorkshire known for its stunning scenery and picturesque countryside landscapes, as well as its rich history and its friendly locals. Being home to many well-known attractions like the Peak District National Park, Botanical Gardens and Kelham Island, there are so many sights to see and explore – so, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 places that you must visit while you’re in Sheffield.


For the food & local culture:

  1. Cutlery Works

Being the largest food hall in the North of England, cutlery works is the ideal spot for anyone looking to embrace their inner foodie. Spread across two floors, Cutlery Works is home to both permanent and semi-permanent local restaurants, as well as communal dining spaces, bars, and coffee roasters. So, if you’re looking to experience a delicious array of cuisines, Cutlery Works is the place to go.


  1. Kommune

Featuring multiple kitchens and bars, as well as a beer shop, a specialist coffee shop and a donut shop, Kommune is a great option for anyone looking to immerse themselves in a blend of local and international-style cuisine. In addition to their wonderful selection of cuisine, Kommune also features an art gallery and a bookshop, making it the ideal spot if you’re looking to enjoy a day filled with art, literature, and food.


For the art & history:

  1. Millennium Gallery
If you’re looking for a creatively inspiring day out, this is the place for you! The Millennium Gallery displays a beautiful and diverse selection of art and design pieces, including both permanent and rotating exhibitions. Whether you’d like to explore the contemporary art collection or the array of historical artefacts, the Millennium Gallery will give you a wonderful glimpse into Sheffield’s creative culture.


  1. Kelham Island Museum
If you want to get a glimpse into Sheffield’s industrial past, Kelham Island Museum – which is also home to the original Kangaroo Works archway – is the place to go! Here you’ll get a look into Sheffield’s history of steelmaking and manufacturing through a selection of interactive exhibits and displays. Giving you an insight into everything from steam engines to industrial machinery, Kelham Island Museum offers a very enjoyable experience for all ages.


For a dose of nature:

  1. Peak District National Park

Only a short drive away from Sheffield City Centre and offering breathtaking views and hiking trails for all levels, the Peak District National Park offers an experience that you’ll truly never forget! With panoramic views and extraordinary landscapes covered with carpets of bluebells and meandering rivers, the Peak District National Park is the perfect place to slow down, connect with nature, and explore. You can also get there using the X17 bus, making it super accessible. So, whether you’re after a leisurely stroll or a more challenging trek, there’s a trail for everyone.


  1. Botanical Gardens

Being only a short distance away from Sheffield City Centre, the Botanical Gardens are the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in nature. On a day out in the Botanical Gardens, you can expect to enjoy a scenic walk through lush greenery and colourful flowers, while being immersed in tranquil and restorative scenery. With glass pavilions, ponds and even having themed gardens, the Botanical Gardens offer a close-to-home way to connect with nature.


  1. Winter Gardens

Located right in the heart of Sheffield, Winter Gardens is another dreamy environment for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. This stunning glasshouse is a tropical oasis right on your doorstep, displaying exotic plants, winding pathways, and vibrant foliage. If you’re looking to pause and enjoy a moment of tranquility during your time in Sheffield, this is the perfect place to visit.


For the sports & amusement:

  1. Sheffield Wednesday & Sheffield United grounds

If you’re looking to experience the passion and excitement of English football, visiting the iconic grounds of Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United is a fantastic way to get a glimpse! Whether you choose to take a guided tour of the stadiums to see where the magic happens or experience the magic and roaring crowds of a match day first-hand, the atmosphere across these football stadiums makes for a truly unforgettable experience.


  1. Ice Sheffield

Whether you’re in the mood for an elegant ice skating session, a thrilling speed skate, or even joining a team, you’ll absolutely love visiting Ice Sheffield. You can take part in their leisurely skating sessions, competitive events, or catch a game of Ice Hockey in action. And if you’re entirely new to the sport or looking to brush up on your skills, you’ll be able to learn at any level by signing up for their learn to play Ice Hockey lessons. So, if you’re looking to make some memories while you enjoy your time on the ice, Ice Sheffield is the place for you!


  1. Golf Fang

If you’re looking for a competitive day out with endless photo ops, Golf Fang is the place to visit. Being one of Sheffield’s favourite indoor mini-golf destinations, you won’t leave feeling disappointed, as you’ll get the chance to navigate through their imaginative courses filled with exciting challenges and obstacles. Between holes, you’ll find yourself pausing to grab photos in front of their walls covered in imaginative artwork and crazy graffiti! From towering windmills to looping tunnels, each hole has its own exciting quirks. So, if you’re looking for a fun and competitive day out, Golf Fang is the place to be.


Honourable mentions:

  1. Lyceum and Crucible Theatres

For a breathtaking experience of art and expression, you should head over to the Lyceum and Crucible Theatres! The Lyceum Theatre is a stunning Victorian-era venue, offering world-class performances from classical plays and musicals to contemporary ballets and dramas. Adjacent to it is the Crucible Theatre, home to the annual World Snooker Championship and a variety of sporting events, as well as hosting plays, musicals and the like. With both theatres showcasing displays of local and international talent, and having performances appealing to all ages, there is truly something for everyone.


  1. Peddlers Market

For a well-rounded experience of local culture, creativity, cuisine, and community spirit, you should definitely visit the Peddler’s Market. Nestled within one of Sheffield’s historic warehouses, the Peddler’s Market is a place where people gather to celebrate all that’s good about Sheffield living. You can shop from their diverse selection of stalls and vendors, offering artisanal crafts, locally brewed beers, and handmade goods. Or you can indulge in their variety of food and beverage options, including street food, gourmet cuisine, and craft cocktails. You’ll also be able to enjoy entertainment as you watch musicians and performers take the stage. So, whether you’re searching for unique souvenirs, delicious street food, or you’re simply looking to soak up the ambience, the Peddler’s Market will leave you feeling satisfied.


  1. Orchard Square

If you’re searching for a vibrant shopping destination in the heart of Sheffield, Orchard Square is the place to visit. This bustling square is home to a diverse selection of shops, cafes, book stores, and eateries, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re searching for trendy fashion pieces, unique gifts, or simply craving a delicious meal, Orchard Square is where you’ll find it! Plus, with its lively atmosphere and wonderful food court, it’s the perfect sport to meet up with friends, grab a coffee, and soak up the vibrant energy of the city. So, if you’re in the mood for a day of shopping, dining, and relaxation, Orchard Square is the place to be!


Overall, there are plenty of places to see and explore in Sheffield, with our neighbourhood Kangaroo Works being right in the centre and close to many of these spots. The city’s abundance of entertainment, leisure, cultural and cuisine options ensure that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We’ve even partnered with a few local businesses to bring you offers and discounts! So, whether you're new to the city or you’re looking to explore more of what Sheffield has to offer, we hope this guide has given you some inspiration for your next adventure.


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