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Sheffield

Sheffield is a city better known for things that have been made here – think cutlery, silverware and the invention of stainless steel – than a landscape where more than a third of the city is in the Peak District National Park, and where the five rivers and seven hills Sheffield is built upon create a perfect environment to experience some glorious wide-open spaces.

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Things to do in Sheffield

Kelham Island Museum

Learn how Sheffield has had a global influence on the world we all play football in.

Explore Sheffield's history of football

Take a stroll around Sheffield and uncover this great city’s unrivalled football heritage including the oldest football ground in the world (Hallam FC) and the oldest football club in the world (Sheffield FC).

Sheffield Cathedral

A site of worship for 1000 years, this is the oldest building in Sheffield still in daily use. The Cathedral’s beautiful stained-glass windows and serenity create a perfect oasis in the heart of the city. Don’t forget to stop at the coffee shop!

Sheffield Football Archive Exhibition

Opened just in time for your visit, this exhibition is your chance to discover more of Sheffield’s footballing firsts, including two of the oldest trophies in existence. The exhibition is hosted by Sheffield Central Library in the Graves Gallery, also home to some of Sheffield’s artistic treasures.

See why Sheffield is known as The Outdoor City

Experience why Sheffield is known as ‘The Outdoor City’ by following some of the urban trails and visiting some of the local street art. Alternatively, head out to the Botanical Gardens and Porter Valley to take in some of Sheffield’s natural highlights of green spaces and river walks.

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Where to stay

Sheffield offers a fabulous range of accommodation options. From four-star hotels and family run B&Bs to homely self-catering cottages, you'll find accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. There are only a handful of hotels in the area surrounding the stadium, but it’s only a 15-minute stroll to the city centre so there’s no need to worry about how you get back to your hotel after a match.

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Eat and drink

Whether you’re looking for the finest restaurants or a food hall where you can choose dishes from around the world; cheap eats or a bank-breaking culinary experience, Sheffield has something for everyone.

Areas to visit for food

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, at the heart of the city centre you’ll find Leopold Square with its selection of restaurants and bars. Or take a walk through the Kelham Island district where you’ll find an eclectic mix of independent pubs and eateries serving everything from craft ales to handcrafted pizzas. You could switch across town to Ecclesall Road and Sharrow Vale – again, filled with the aromas of local seasonal products and kitchens with chefs who like to experiment. Head beyond Bramall Lane to New Era Square and London Road to hit upon a fusion of flavours from Asia and the Orient.

Nightlife including pubs and bars

If you’ve eaten enough for the day, head out to the Devonshire Quarter of the city centre, where you’ll find a host of bars – from cocktail lounges to typical British pubs and sports bars offering a selection of real ales. Sheffield is a city with more than 50,000 students and you’ll find the liveliest bars along West Street. Wherever you go however, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome and friendly faces keen to share their stories of Sheffield with you.

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Tourist info

Friendly Host City Volunteers and Stadium Volunteers will be out and about around the city centre and Academy Stadium on Women’s EURO matchdays. Locations for dedicated information points with volunteers will be announced closer to the tournament.

Another great source for the latest information is Sheffield's official tourism Twitter account.

Local emergency services

As in all British cities, sometimes accidents happen. We want you to be safe and stay well but if you are in a life-threatening situation, you should contact the Emergency Services by calling 999 – this will connect you to Fire, Police and Ambulance services.

If you need medical assistance for a problem which is not life threatening, call the health service helpline on 111 where advice will be available from trained personnel.

Top tip

More information about exploring the city is available from Welcome to Sheffield.