The city played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, developing various technologies and inventions utilising the abundance of local steel and iron. Originally a municipal charter, Sheffield became a part of the county of South Yorkshire during 1974, and has undergone extensive redevelopment since then, experiencing steady economic growth.
An area with a rich history, Sheffield is home to the world’s oldest football club, Sheffield FC, as well as the world’s oldest football ground, Sandygate. The city also saw the foundation of the UK’s first professional ice hockey team, the Sheffield Steelers, and is now home to the World Snooker Championship.
From award-winning theatre, to world-famous festivals, to vibrant street art, there’s a sea of culture and experiences to soak up in the city. A modern cityscape stood before the lush green backdrop of the stunning Peak District, Sheffield is famed for its must-see attractions, including the Millennium Gallery, the Sheffield Winter Garden, famed as Europe’s largest urban glasshouse, and the oldest building in the city, the Sheffield cathedral. The area is also home to a buzzing student scene thanks to its two reputable universities, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.