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Winter in Sheffield

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Winter in Sheffield

With many looking for an affordable holiday destination this year and going abroad less attractive due to the cost-of-living crisis, holidaying at home has become more popular than ever. Sheffield is often overlooked as a getaway destination in the UK, but our hidden gem has recently been named the second-best city to visit in Europe. You may not be able to rely on the weather for a winter break in the UK, but you can rely on the friendly locals, the beautiful scenery and plenty of things to see and do for all ages. Winter is a great time to visit, avoiding the crowds of the warmer months and getting into the Christmas Spirit. Book a stay in the uniquely charming Leopold Hotel Sheffield and get to know our beautiful city for yourself.

Christmas in Sheffield

Christmas is without a doubt the highlight of Winter and it’s especially good in Sheffield. Every year, the area between from Fargate to the Peace Gardens and along to the Moor becomes a winter wonderland with the opening of Sheffield Christmas Market. The market combines the city’s distinctive charm with the wonder of the festive season and is a great place to pick up something unique. Enjoy 50 chalets and market stalls beautifully illuminated with fairy lights, and showcasing some of the best local and independent sellers Sheffield has to offer. The big attraction is the Sleigh Bar, a traditional Alpine-style bar where you can warm up with hot mulled wine or a refreshing German beer. Children will love Santa’s Grotto, a dedicated space where they can meet Father Christmas and make memories they’ll cherish. Leopold Hotel Sheffield is a two-minute walk from Fargate and a further minute to the Peace Gardens.

Shopping in Sheffield

Shopping in Sheffield doesn’t stop at the Christmas market. We have so many excellent shops, stalls, department stores, independent sellers and more making it a great rainy-day activity! Meadowhall is a slightly out-of-town shopping district that is packed with high street and high-end names like All Saints, Boss by Hugo Boss and Dermalogica. Devonshire Street is home to Sheffield’s independent quarter and a wonderful place to shop for something a bit different. Fargate and The Moor are the shopping areas in the centre where you’ll find a host of high street names and a mix of independent shops too so you can support local businesses. You’ll find cafes, restaurants, bars too.

Sheffield Green Space

Sheffield was recently crowned ‘the greenest city’ in the UK, beating all other UK cities with our incredible renewable energy production. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park, our corner of Yorkshire has over 22,000 acres of green space, 250 public parks, 52 square miles of national park 4.5 million trees, more per person than any other city in Europe. When you visit in Winter, you’ll witness the change in seasons, enjoying a crisp afternoon stroll or a long walk home after dinner, well wrapped up. It’s not the season for picnics but there are dozens of coffee shops to pick up a warm drink and walk through The Peace Gardens, Park Square, South Street or Devonshire Green.

Sheffield Nightlife

While we are making our mark as the most eco-conscious city in the UK, it doesn’t mean we’re lacking the atmosphere of vibrance of a big city. Sheffield a popular choice for students, who bring a youthfulness and a need for great party spaces in the city. There is an endless array of classic pubs and up-market bars, with every type of live music in excellent venues for young and old. The restaurant scene is second to none with cuisine from around the world on every corner. Try Pho, Tsuki, Grazie, or Piccolino for some exclusive Leopold Hotel Guest privilege offers. Sheffield comes alive at night and the best way to experience it is to see it for yourself.

Book a winter break in Leopold Hotel Sheffield and enjoy comfortable, luxury accommodation in the heart of the city. Our best available rates and exclusive special offers are available when you book directly on our website or with one of our team.

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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