TimeOut names Sheffield the second best city break in Europe

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Sheffield has been listed alongside cities including Marseille, Milan and Oslo to be named as one of Europe’s 18 best city break destinations for 2023, in a ranking compiled by global travel media platform, TimeOut.

Sheffield was one of just three UK locations to be included in the list, along with Liverpool and Inverness, and was ranked at No.2 overall. 

Describing the city, TimeOut writer Daniel Dylan Wray, wrote: "A city once synonymous with coal-blackened buildings and industrial churn, Sheffield is now more familiar with another colour: green.

"Recently crowned ‘the greenest city’ in the UK, it boasts 4.5 million trees (more per person than any other city in Europe), 250 public parks and 52 square miles of national park.

"Combine the lush greenery – and proximity to the Peak District – with a vibrant city rich in culture, food and drink, and you have two kinds of holiday wrapped into one

It's not the first time TimeOut have praised Sheffield, as Kelham Island was also named as one of their “Coolest Neighbourhoods in the World” back in October 2022, having placed the popular Sheffield district at No.35 in their article which ranked 51 areas of global cities. You can read the full exert from that piece here.

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