Sheffield is one of the largest cities in Yorkshire, the largest county in the UK and is made up of 61% green space making it the greenest city in Europe. Shortlisted for the UK City of Culture in 2013, the city is home to a vibrant music scene, a Walk of Fame and approximately 1,100 historically important buildings.
Must Know: Sheffield is a pedestrian friendly and is a more enjoyable way of seeing the city.
Must See: Sheffield is home to the largest urban glass house in Europe and houses over 2000 plants from around the world.
Must Do: Sheffield is known as one of the best cities for beer, explore the city by visiting some of the different traditional pubs.
Did You Know: Sheffield has a huge ratio of trees to people of any city in Europe.
The closest international airport is Doncaster Sheffield Airport, approximately 29km from the centre of the city. Manchester, Leeds Bradford Airport, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and East Midlands Airport are also within 1 hour of the city. Wizz Air, Thomson, Thomas Cook, Small Planet Airlines, Links Air, FlyBe BH Air and Aer Lingus offer flights to Sheffield from various international locations. The airport is accessible by both bus and train from the city centre.
Sheffield Station is a combined tram and train station that serves the city centre and surrounding areas. The tram line connects the centre of Sheffield with local stops such as Hallam University. The major rail providers servicing the area are Northern Rail, East Midlands Trains, Cross Country and First Transpennine Express. Each rail provider offers hourly services to/from Sheffield
Sheffield Interchange, located in the city centre, has approximately 30 bus stops. Primary bus services are provided by First South Yorkshire and National Express. Buses operate in the city as well as on a national scale to and from UK destinations such as London Victoria and Birmingham Coach Station. Castle Square tram stop in Sheffield's Interchange provides access to all three of the Stagecoach Supertram lines.
First Group, National Express and Stagecoach all provide extensive public transport networks. Sheffield is a cycle-friendly city with links to the Sustrans cycle network and dedicated cycle routes. Several major streets in the city centre are pedestrianised, reducing the routes for car drivers and taxi journeys.