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Sheffield Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom


Sheffield is a city in North Yorkshire, England. Historical findings indicate that the area of Sheffield has been inhabited by the Stone Age. In the 1900s, Sheffield experienced a great boom and development. The industrial revolution resulted in the increase in population and the boom of tourism industry. Sheffield has many tourist sites and attractions.

Sheffield’s geographical location, climate and landscapes have made it one of the best tourism spot in the United Kingdom. There are many popular places in the city of Sheffield that visitors don’t miss to visit. Guided tours are also arranged to explore the city. Some of the most notable places in Sheffield include the following.

Sheffield Town Hall

It is very famous building located on Pinstone Street. The Town hall is by the City Council. The design the building resembles with the design of St. Paul's Church. The interiors and exteriors of the building are the masterpiece of craftsmanship. It also features Sheffield Peace Gardens.

Lyceum Theatre

It is a 1068-seated threat in Sheffield. It was built on a proscenium arch design. Lyceum theatre hosts a number of theatrical performances, concerts, musical programs and live shows throughout the year. It also hosts a statue of Mercury.

Weston Park Museum

It is situated near the University of Sheffield. The building of the museum was completed in 1868. The museum also features an art gallery, which exhibits the collection of natural history, archeology, social history and art. The museum attracts both traditional and seasoned visitors.

Valley Entertainment

It is an entertainment complex, which features a number of bars, restaurants, shops and bowling alley. It also has a multi-screen Cineworld Cinema. Most popular restaurants in Valley Centertainment include Bitz & Pizza, Frankie & Benny's, Burger King, KFC, Old Orleans, Nando's and Broadwalk etc.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

It features more than 5000 plants. The gardens were opened to public in 1836. Other popular structures are Crimean War Memorial, Gateway and Bear Pit etc.

Meadowhall Centre

It is one of the most popular shopping centers in Sheffield. It has 1,500,000 sq ft of floor. There are more than 280 stores and Sainsbury's is the largest store. Other famous stores include House of Fraser, large food court and BHS etc.

Sheffield City Centre

It is one of the major attractions in Sheffield. It is situated on the area of 1.2 miles. It features city hall, Winter gardens and Town Hall. It is regarded as one of the major cultural and business attractions in the city. City center also covers the Castle Square, New Retail Quarter, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield Station Gateway, High Street, Victoria Quays and Pinstone Street. Major companies who have presence in Sheffield City centre are HSBC, British Telecom, Jennic, Home Office, Plus Net, Royal Mail and Paraxel etc.

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