A Large Traditional City Surrounded by Hills
Sheffield is a large city in the north of England surrounded by beautiful hills. As such it is a very close knit community and the fact that it is the third largest community in England and its history which is largely based around Steelworks and mining make it one of the famous industrial towns in the UK.
Unfortunately as with most industrial towns the demise of mining and steel had an impact on the city but it recovered quickly and it is now a thriving centre of commercial business enterprises and respectable universities attracting tens of thousands of students every year.
The city is based in the county of Yorkshire and is home to some of the proudest Yorkshire folk in the UK. The city is also known as “the largest village in England” because of its geographical isolation being cut off from other parts of the country by a ring of very large hills. Such a setting has restricted the mobility of the locals and limited the population size but helped to create a very warm and close community with very few external influences from neighbouring cities or towns.
Full of Delights both Old and New
A recent survey showed that Sheffield was the fastest growing city outside of London for office and residential space. Modern developments are found in the wonderfully designed City Loft and St Paul’s Place and the recently completed Winter gardens, which are delightful.
There is also one of the largest artificial ski centres in Europe, which offers the hire of skis and snowboards plus clothing to the more adventurous visitors.
The main beauty of Sheffield is its people who are amongst the friendliest in the UK and offer helpful advice to their visitors. Stroll along the city centre and enjoy the views of the rolling hills which surround the city.
Great for Retail Therapy
There is a wealth of shopping outlets which are home to many big name department stores as well as designer boutiques. The largest shopping areas are in the Moor precinct and Orchard Square where you will find almost every type of merchandise from cut price bargains to fashionable labels.
For a different kind of shopping experience head for one of the many markets the City has to offer. The famous Castle Market is one of the most visited and is built above the remains of the old castle.
In a recent survey Sheffield was voted in the top ten retail centres in the UK and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.