Planning a short weekend break in Sheffield? One of Yorkshire’s most prominent and best-known cities, Sheffield is a fantastic location for a weekend getaway.
With so much culture, history and plenty of Northern charm, the South Yorkshire city boasts something for everyone. Whether you’re taking in arts and cultural hubs, enjoying the bustle of the city in one of many fashionable shopping districts, or taking advantage of the nearby Peak District, there’s so much to fit into a short weekend.
To help you plan your stay, here at Accor Hotels, we’ve listed some of our top recommendations for enjoying the city and surrounding areas.
Number one on our list of things to do on a short weekend break in Sheffield is to don your coat and walking boots and take a trip to the beautiful Peak District National Park.
A third of the Sheffield lies within the Peak District, making it the perfect base to explore the stunning moors, valleys and hills. There are some particularly outstanding Peak District walks which can be easily reached by car or public transport from Sheffield. We recommend the Hathersage to Stanage Edge walk or the Milthorpe walking route, both of which are suitable all ages and walking abilities.
Bonus? There are plenty of traditional English pubs in the area to relax in after!
2. Discover the Museums and Galleries
Next on our list is to discover the city’s three major museums and galleries, all of which offer something different and unique.
If art, craft and design sparks your interest, we recommend taking a trip down to the Millenium Gallery, which hosts fascinating exhibitions including an exploration into Sheffield’s metalwork industry. Or, explore the Graves Gallery for spectacular visual arts and famous works from well-known artists.
For a captivating insight into Sheffield’s culture, people and music, Weston Park is the place for you – and there’s plenty to keep the kids busy there too!
3. Explore the high-street shops
Our final recommendation is to take a stroll around the city itself, soaking in the atmosphere and becoming a part of the hustle and bustle.
Yorkshire folk are renowned for their friendliness, and there’s no better way to experience this than by popping in and out of local shops. You’ll find a wide variety of shops to explore in Sheffield, from independent trinket shops in the Antique Quarter and chic cosmopolitan shops in the Devonshire Quarter to big-name brands dotted around the city centre and the famous Meadowhall.
For foodies, Sheffield also has lots of great independent cafes and artisan food stalls scattered around the city, perfect for a bite to eat in the midst of your exploring.
With so much to do in Sheffield, it’s the perfect location for a short weekend break in the UK. Whether you make it out for a country walk, explore cultural galleries and museums, or do a spot of high-street shopping, the city has something to offer for everyone. Looking for a place to stay? Our ibis Sheffield City Hotel is in the perfect location in the heart of the city, perfect for accessing the best of Sheffield!