Holiday cottages Sheffield or Sheffield holiday apartments? – the city break with a twist
Sheffield , a city which owes its namesake to the River Sheaf which runs through the city, is historically an industrial town, which had a booming steel industry. Despite what people may think about old industrial towns, Sheffield is simply an amazing city, full of life and culture. The city boasts not only an abundance of impressive architecture, but is also one of the greenest cities you're likely to find, with a higher tree to human ratio than in any other European city. Moreover, a lot of the city lies within the Peak District National Park, an area that highlights the best of British countryside, with undulating rolling hills, and characteristically green landscapes. A stay in Sheffield holiday cottages is undoubtedly the nicest way to experience the diversity of this city and its surrounding area. Stay in a self-catered accommodation in Sheffield and independently explore.
Simply too many things to do while staying in your splendacious Sheffield holiday cottages
Whether your looking for a break where you can indulge in the arts & culture, enjoy peaceful panoramic walks in the Peak District, or just need some retail therapy, Sheffield has something for you. New Moor Market and Medow Hall are essential for foodies and shopaholics, respectively. Sheffield is also home to several theatres. Also concerts are regularly held at Sheffield City Hall, an impressive building in its own right. Art-lovers have to visit the Millenium Gallery which has a number of interesting exhibits. The Kellham Island Museum chronicles Sheffield's fascinating industrial history. Culture vultures will love staying in Sheffield holiday apartments.
Out and about
There's no reason why you can't appreciate outdoor activities when the sun isn't shining (which, in Britain, is most of the time), but if you're put-off buy grey skies and rain, you can still appreciate nature indoors. Sheffield' Winterg Garden is the largest urban glass house in Europe, and hosts over 2, 000 species of different plants from around the world. Sheffield Botanical Gardens is also certainly worth a visit. Finally, Chatsworth House in nearby Derbyshire is a truly impressive 16th century stately-home and highlight of the Peak Districts. The house contains unique displays of pictures, sculptures and furniture, not to mention spectacular grounds. Your holiday cottage in Sheffield may not be quite as awe-inspiring as Chatsworth house, but you'll be grateful to be welcomed by a cosy sofa, where you can put your feet up and enjoy a typical British Real Ale at the end of a long day of activities. If you're looking to explore other areas of the Peak Districts, there are so many nice towns and villages worth visiting. Dronfield, just a 20 minute drive away from Sheffield, is a fabulous little village, with some superb walks all around. Matlock, 45 minutes away, is also an absolute gem.