As the nearest large city, Sheffield has plenty to offer. Known as ‘The Steel City’, Sheffield was famed for its industry, but many of the steelworks have now closed and the city is reinventing itself. It is proud of its green spaces, with more trees per person than any other city in Europe. Much of the western part of the city falls within the boundary of the Peak District National Park.
Sheffield is also famous for its sporting history. Sheffield FC is the world’s oldest football club, and fellow local team Hallam FC play at the world’s oldest football ground. The city is also home to the World Snooker Championship, which takes place at The Crucible theatre every Spring.
Sheffielders are known to be some of the friendliest people you’ll find, and with award-winning theatre, beer, music, festivals, street art and so much more, there’s something for everyone.
There are hourly direct rail links to the city centre from Penistone train station.