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Sheffield, England For A Truly Green Holiday
What To See And Do In Sheffield by Simon Haughtone
There are plenty of Sheffield
attractions that one can enjoy when visiting this city in the North of
England. In addition, as you will soon discover there are plenty of events
which are held in this city throughout the year so there is going to be
something that you will enjoy.
|For those that are looking
to relax and unwind then you are only a short distance away from the Peak
National Park. But the town it self also has some beautiful parks and woodland
which one can enjoy as well. As you will soon find there is going to be
something that will tempt you to visit this city time and time again, and
it is not just the warm Yorkshire welcome that the people provide you with.
Now let us take a look at
some of the more popular attractions that visitors to the city of Sheffield
enjoy during their stay.
1. Abbeydale Picture House
- Originally built back in 1920 this is the largest of all the cinemas
in the city as well as being the most luxurious. Today after money was
spent of refurbishing the building after it was closed in 1975; it is now
used for live music events and also contains a snooker hall.
2. Bishops House Museum
This is the best example of a timber-framed house in the country and is
situated in Meersbrook Park. Although the view from the outside is fantastic,
the interior, which dates from the 16th Century, is somewhat less so. But
the recreation of how life was like in Sheffield during this time has been
3. Bramall Lane -
This is the home of Sheffield United Football Club also known as "The Blades"
and is able to hold 30,000 people comfortably. As well as a tour of the
grounds why not arrange to go to one of the home games and you will not
be disappointed. Certainly if you can arrange to be at one of the derby
games which is played between the cities two teams (Sheffield United and
4. Devonshire Green -
If you are looking for somewhere to laze away a few hours on a sunny summer's
afternoon to Sheffield this is the ideal spot. It is located in the centre
of the city and close by you will find shops, restaurants and bars. Often
throughout the summer months, many music festivals and craft fairs take
place in its grounds and also a specialist skate park is set up at this
time of year as well.
Above we have shown you a
few of the Sheffield attractions that are worth considering visiting during
your time in the city. Certainly, as you will soon discover when you reach
it there is plenty for one to and see in the city and the surrounding areas.
You may well find that you need to return several times in order to enjoy
everything that this city and the area around it have to offer you. You'll
find that Sheffield lives up to its reputation as a friendly place to visit.
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Sheffield, England For A Truly Green Holiday by Andrew Regan
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This may come as a surprise
to those that still think of Sheffield as an industrial city but it's officially
the greenest city in Europe having won the Entente Florale competition,
the international horticultural competition which has been running for
more than 25 years. Sheffield is home to over two million trees - more
trees per person than any other city in Europe - as well as over 170 woodlands,
78 public parks and 10 public gardens. In total, 61 per cent of Sheffield
consists of green space.
|What's more, Sheffield is
the only English city which includes a national park within its boundary;
a third of Sheffield covers the Peak District National Park which was designated
a national park in 1951, making it the first in the British Isles.
Located in the park are some
of Britain's finest stately homes, including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall
and Lyme Park, which acted as Pemberley in the 1995 BBC television adaptation
of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
While the Peak District is
one of the most stunning natural sights in Britain, conservation is an
issue for both residents and tourists with problems such as footpath erosion
and large-scale limestone quarrying.
Conservation holidays are
becoming increasingly popular with participants enjoying one of Britain's
most breathtaking areas of outstanding natural beauty while doing something
'green' at the same time.
So how do you travel to the
'greenest city in Europe' to participate in 'green' activity holidays without
increasing your carbon footprint - the measure of the amount of carbon
dioxide emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels? Travel organisations
dispense advice on how to offset your carbon footprint if you're planning
to travel by aeroplane. Nevertheless, many are sceptical whether these
schemes actually work, so it might be best to avoid flying altogether until
Richard Branson's bio-fuel research is completed.
Travelling by coach is an
altogether more 'green' option when it comes to travelling within the UK
- you'll avoid the environmental cost of flying and even reduce the fossil
fuels you would have consumed by driving to the city. What's more, travelling
by coach also allows you to avoid laborious check-in queues at airports,
and let's you skip the hassle of dealing with the overcrowded - and often
late - British rail network.
So remember, choose coach
travel when taking your next holiday to Sheffield and limit your carbon
footprint at the same time!
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Western Cutlers Hotel Sheffield
This business-friendly city-center
hotel is located in Sheffield, close to Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Cathedral,
and Lyceum Theatre. Also nearby are Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
and Sheffield Town Hall. Best Western Cutlers Hotel has a restaurant, a
bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Guests are served a complimentary
breakfast each morning. Room service is available during limited hours.
Business amenities at this 3.0-star property include complimentary wireless
Internet access, meeting rooms for small groups, and business services.
Event facilities consist of exhibit space, conference rooms, and banquet
This Sheffield hotel is
close to Bramall Lane, Site Gallery, and National Centre for Popular Music.
Also nearby are Peace Gardens and Sheffield Town Hall. Copthorne
Hotel Sheffield has a health club and a fitness facility. Business amenities
at this 4.0-star property include a business center, complimentary wireless
Internet access, and meeting rooms for small groups. Copthorne Hotel Sheffield
has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. 24-hour
room service is available.
Offering amicable atmosphere
and homely service, the Days Inn Sheffield caters to the needs of discerning
travellers. Situated in the heart of Robin Hood Country, this property
is easily accessible from Crystal Peakes Shopping Centre, Creswell Crags
as well as the Entertainment Park. This hotel offers impeccable accommodation
units that are endowed with all the indispensable amenities to ensure you
a comfortable stay. There is no restaurant available on-site. However,
you can enjoy various delicacies at the restaurants nearby. Guests can
visit Millennium Galleries, Sherwood Forest, Sheffield Botanical Gardens
and many other attractions at their leisure.
This Sheffield hotel is
close to Site Gallery, National Centre for Popular Music, and Peace Gardens.
Also nearby are Sheffield Town Hall and Millenium Galleries. Jurys Inn
Sheffield has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café.
Business amenities at this 3.0-star property include a business center,
wireless Internet access, and meeting rooms for small groups. Event facilities
include conference rooms. The staff can arrange currency exchange and express
check-out. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, air conditioning
in public areas, and a television in the lobby.
This spa hotel is located
in Sheffield, close to Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park.
Also nearby are Arts Tower and Peace Gardens. Kenwood Hall has a health
club, an indoor pool, a steam room, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This
4.0-star Sheffield property features massage and treatment rooms, spa services,
and beauty services. Business amenities at this 4.0-star property include
wireless Internet access and business services. Kenwood Hall has a restaurant,
a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. 24-hour room service is available.
This spa hotel is located
in Sheffield, close to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield
Fire and Police Museum, and Sheffield Cathedral. Also nearby are Millenium
Galleries and Sheffield Town Hall. Sheffield Hilton has a health club,
an indoor pool, a spa tub, a steam room, and a sauna. This 4.0-star Sheffield
property features massage and treatment rooms, spa services, and beauty
services. Business amenities at this 4.0-star property include a business
center, high-speed Internet access, meeting rooms for small groups, and
business services. Sheffield Hilton has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and
a coffee shop/café. 24-hour room service is available.