About Sheffield

Known as the Steel City for its historical roots as an industrial Northern powerhouse, Sheffield has grown into a thriving 21st Century city that has seen – and continues to see – great investment and development since the decline of the steel industry. It is regularly heralded as the fastest growing city in the country outside of London and is home to over 500,000 people.

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Affinity, Leeds

Affinity, Leeds

South Parkway, Leeds, , LS14 6ER

2-3 bedroom homes

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Aurora, Castleford

Aurora, Castleford

Premier Way, Castleford, , WF10 5XR

2-4 bedroom homes

Prices from £149,995

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Fusion, Leeds

Fusion, Leeds

Wykebeck Mount, Leeds, , LS9 0HN

2-3 bedroom homes

Prices from £172,995

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Things to do

Sheffield has a wide range of activities available to locals and visitors throughout the year. Whether its culture and entertainment you’re after or you seek the natural beauty of the great outdoors, Sheffield has it all.

The Millennium Gallery is the Steel City’s showcase destination, with a plethora of art, craft and design exhibitions that pay tribute to the area’s heritage. It also regularly hosts touring exhibitions from top London museums and galleries, so expect a wide variety of interesting artefacts.

Elsewhere there is the famous Winter Garden, one of the largest temperate glasshouses built in the last 100 years, and the Botanical Gardens offers even more for those with a keen green interest. If you fancy venturing outside of the city, its proximity to the Peak District means that stunning walks and views are right on your doorstep.

There’s also a whole host of fantastic restaurants and bars that’re perfect for relaxed meals, celebratory cocktails and everything in between. When it comes to culture, Sheffield is a regular stop for touring theatre productions and is equally popular with touring bands, with a long and proud musical history of its own.

Transportation

The Sheffield Supertram has become an iconic sight in the city since its launch in the mid 1990s and it makes getting around simple. The network covers a significant area of Sheffield and is due for further expansion, too. Anywhere it doesn’t cover will be easily accessible via the extensive bus network. You can also get from Sheffield to other destinations around Yorkshire by train and, while East Midlands Airport and Manchester Airport are both easily accessible, the nearest airport is Doncaster Sheffield Airport, offering flights to a great selection of exciting European destinations. 

Education

Sheffield is a city with a strong history in higher education, with Sheffield University dating back to 1897 and Sheffield Hallam’s history going back even further to 1843. The two universities bring in over 65,000 students a year, making them a crucial part of city life, while there are three main further education colleges and 26 secondary schools in the city, along with 137 primary schools.

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