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Nature, culture, people, peaks. Sheffield’s a world unto itself – one of unique contrasts, with endless stories to offer. Lose yourself in one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods and then find yourself on the longest gritstone edge in the country. Go from inner-city paddle boarding to independent shops and enjoy street food among world-class street art.

Experience the music, the comedy, the theatres and drink in this 'Real Ale Capital of the World'. Explore vibrant suburbs scattered across the city's hillsides and wander along fascinating riverside trails. Sheffield is home to all the best adventures.

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Two people mountain biking on a dirt track, with Sheffield's city centre visible in the distance.

Weekend Away?

Sheffield is the 2nd best City Break destination in Europe for 2023, according to TimeOut, and the Observer Food Monthly says we are this year's UK foodie hotspot.

That means amazing food, theatre, street art, gigs, bars, clubs and festivals can all be enjoyed, while you also hike, climb and ride through the greenest city in the UK - 1/3 of Sheffield is actually inside the Peak District National Park.

Sound like a good way to spend a few days?

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Where to start?

Sheffield's Big Events and Festivals 2024

2024 promises another huge line-up of exciting events and festivals happening across Sheffield.

From large music festivals and international sporting events to food and drink celebrations, outdoor markets and lots of family fun, see what's happening throughout the year. 

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Look Up!

Look Up is turning the rooftops of some of Sheffield's most iconic buildings into a FREE, augmented reality art gallery.

Fans of Pokemon Go will love this! Simply download the app (available for IOS and Android) and head out to one of four locations in the city centre where you'll find a Look Up portal, Scan the QR code and then wait for the magic to happen.

What will you see? We don't want to ruin the surprise... 

 

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Hand with mobile phone held up in front of The Diamond Building, Sheffield, showing  Look Up AR art
Two people walking in the hills above Sheffield. In the distance you can see rows of houses and the city skyline.
The exterior of the Kelham Island Tavern public house in Sheffield, painted in white green and gold.

Check out one of Time Out's coolest neighbourhoods in the world!

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Two women taking a selfie in front of a statue of a bear that has been decorated by Sheffield artist Tom J Newell. The bear is one of The Bears of Sheffield which was a large public sculpture trail that span the city of Sheffield throughout the summer of 2021.

Keeping your options open? This might sway you...

Best city break in UK

Top UK city for a European City Break, and second overall, according to Time Out.

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2nd best in the world for green space

Second only to Oslo, over 60% of the city is green space, thanks to parks, woodlands, rivers and the Peak District.

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Most sustainable in the UK

We are the UK's most sustainable city, according to a report by NatWest and the University of Southampton.

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