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Top 5 Reasons to Enjoy a City Break in Sheffield

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Top 5 Reasons to Enjoy a City Break in Sheffield

If you’re planning your next city break in the UK, Sheffield should be a contender. We have everything you could need for a short city break from shopping and dining to history and heritage, with something to suit all tastes and budgets. Before you plan your itinerary, book the perfect Sheffield accommodation. Leopold Hotel Sheffield is a unique place to stay with a fascinating history of its own. Our location in the heart of Leopold Square is ideal to explore the city and our guest rooms are comfortable and luxurious, ideal to recharge your batteries. Here is some inspiration for your city break in Sheffield.

Sheffield Heritage

In the 1900s Sheffield was famed for its steel industry, and it remains a city of innovation to this day. Much of our history and heritage is covered in the museums and galleries in the city, many of which are free of charge to enter. Kelham Island Museum will give you an idea of what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution and how steelmaking shaped the city. The National Emergency Services Museum houses over 45 vehicles relating to the world’s Emergency Services from Horse Drawn Fire Engines to Mines Rescue. The city’s amazing collections of beautiful, varied & unusual treasures are brought to life in Weston Park Museum. Museums are a great place to learn more about the history of a city and are intriguing for all ages.

Events in Sheffield

There is always something going on in Sheffield. From sports & comedy to theatre & art, we have all tastes covered. Just a five-minute walk from the Hotel you’ll find the legendary Crucible Theatre – not only home to theatrical performances it hosts the most prestigious event in professional snooker, the World Championships. Experience an example of Edwardian architecture and design in the Lyceum Theatre, which has a great variety of plays and West End shows throughout the year. Head to Hillsborough Stadium or Bramall Lane to witness the finest football teams in England’s Midlands, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United defend their titles.  Sheffield Arena plays host to many world known artists and bands and is connected to the Leopold by direct tram, so sit back and enjoy the scenic ride.

Shopping in Sheffield

From bargains to brand names, Sheffield has it all. As a city with a rich industrial background, it’s no surprise that we have a fine selection of independent and unique shops dotted in pockets around the city. There are local makers and vintage treasures, designer boutiques and high-end brands available both in the city centre and a little further out. Take a stroll down Division Street, lose yourself in the Antiques Quarter or head up to Ecclesall Road with nearly 400 businesses along the road from the City Centre stretching up to the picturesque Banner Cross. You’ll spend hours browsing the rails for something truly one of a kind and usually find a cute coffee shop or independent restaurant to refuel along the way. Our favourites are Pom Cafe on Sharrowvale Road and you’d be mad to pass up on the amazing Elle’s Doughnuts – freshly made each day with the most magical of fillings and flavours – you can’t miss it as there is always a que!

Outdoor Adventure in Sheffield

A lot of the time the weather isn’t on our side in the UK, it’s part of our charm, right? If you find yourself in Sheffield on a dry, warm day, we recommend spending as much time as possible soaking up the sun and exploring the great outdoors. From the manicured lawns of the Botanical Gardens to ancient woodland and parkland valleys,  there are lots of outdoor spaces to enjoy. Few cities can boast a public space like Sheffield’s Winter Garden and its outdoor companion the Peace Gardens. It’s the largest urban glasshouse in Europe and a peaceful haven in an otherwise bustling city. Close by you also have Pounds Park with its impressive playground and St George’s Square overlooked by the beautiful church.

Hotel Accommodation in Sheffield

There are dozens of types of accommodation in Sheffield, but nothing compares to the luxury and opulence of a hotel, especially one with a history of its own. Set within a former Grammar School, our accommodation is quirky and comfortable with an unrivalled location in Leopold Square. Our Summer Sizzler package is ideal for friends, couples or solo travellers who’d love a whistlestop tour of the city. Enjoy an overnight stay complete with a full buffet breakfast, 10% off all drinks from the Leopold Bar Lounge and exclusive access to our restaurant partner dining offers. We’ll even throw in a late checkout so you can start your day easy.

Our special offers are exclusively available when you book directly on our website or with one of our team. Book your stay in Leopold Hotel Sheffield and enjoy the best of the city, on our doorstep.

Sarah Corcorcan

Sarah Corcorcan

Our travel writer Sarah has a keen interest in exploring and writing about the most fascinating and picturesque places in the UK. From the most popular tourist spots to hidden gems, Sarah aims to find the best of this beautiful country so you can get the best out of your visit. She has a particular fondness for Sheffield with its gorgeous views, friendly locals and shopping scene.

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