With its top-drawer music, culture and entertainment, there are plenty of reasons to book affordable coach tickets to Sheffield. For the cheapest tickets, take advantage of our Coachcards and enjoy flexible fares when you book in advance.
Start planning your visit to this buzzing, vibrant city in the heart of south Yorkshire.
The Steel City offers no shortage of things to do all-year round. From its incredible industrial heritage to its beautiful parks, live music, galleries and theatres, there is something for everyone.
Pull on your walking boots and prepare to investigate our list of top Sheffield attractions.
Learn about the city’s rich industrial history at the Millennium Gallery, undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Sheffield. The gallery hosts a permanent John Ruskin collection, established by the Victorian writer to inspire the city’s workers with treasures from the art world and nature.
Throughout the year, there’s a packed events calendar covering the best arts and crafts in the region, plus life drawing classes and kids’ attractions. Once you’re done, the on-site café is the perfect place to unwind and take a break from the day’s sightseeing.
If you’re making a shortlist of things to do in Sheffield, the Millennium Gallery should be high on your agenda.
Snooker fans will know this already, but The Crucible is definitely one of the top Sheffield tourist attractions. The largest UK theatre complex outside London, this much-loved institution is a great place to catch home-grown and touring productions of the best plays and musicals.
With three theatre spaces across two buildings, you’ll be spoiled for choice when deciding what to see in Sheffield. And of course, as the home of the World Snooker Championship, you may want to time your visit for the weekend the tournament kicks off. With its intimate three-sided layout, you’ll be right on top of the action in this iconic cultural venue.
If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter is the place for you. On Abbeydale Road, you’ll find a string of local shops and boutiques to suit the trendiest of tastes. With 8 antiques centres, more than 60 independent shops, plus flea markets and vintage fairs, it’s easy to see why this is one of Sheffield’s top attractions for shopaholics.
Highlights include the Sheffield Antiques Centre, a 19th century emporium complete with affordable furniture, toys, books and clothes. A little further north you’ll find the Heeley Bank Antiques Centre, which stocks handmade gifts and rare collectables.
Be prepared to walk a fair amount when visiting this part of town, but for hardy shopping souls, there are bargains to be found.
Sheffield has more trees per person than any other city in Europe, so naturally it’s one of the greenest cities around. See for yourself with a trip to Graves Park – one of the top family attractions and free things to do in Sheffield. Explore the 248 acres of this lush landscape and visit the on-site animal farm, featuring Tamworth pigs and Highland cattle, plus sheep, donkeys and goats. Then grab a coffee at the park café and take in the views of this leafy oasis. With unspoilt woodland and several streams, the park is a lovely place to wander on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Of course, if you really want to embrace the great outdoors, Sheffield is perfectly situated with the stunning Peak District just a stone’s throw away. On your weekend adventure, you can visit beautiful limestone valleys, quaint villages and epic stately homes like Chatsworth House.
The Steel City is proud of its industrial past, and nowhere is this more apparent than at Kelham Island Museum, situated on a man-made island more than 900 years old.
Here, you can immerse yourself in a range of interactive galleries and learn about the legacy of steelmaking in south Yorkshire and all over the world.
For children under 16, it’s one of the best free things to do in Sheffield, while adults can enter for just £6.
Take a walk around the area and marvel at the restored steelworks, cast iron fenders, stone grates and countless examples of the city’s industrial heritage.
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