Places in Sheffield
|| When you’re looking for somewhere to go that’s
not a museum or an art gallery but want somewhere that
will still be of interest, you have a number of options
Making the most of the fact that Sheffield is the greenest
city in England is one way to while away an afternoon.
If the weather is fine you can take a stroll around the Botanical Gardens [map] and if the weather
is not so fine then you can try Sheffield’s Winter
Gardens [map] instead.
Another option for green-fingered types is Heeley City
Farm [map], where you can wander round the demonstration
gardens and learn about recycling and renewable energy
sources. You’ll also find some unusual domestic
animals at the farm so you can enjoy the delights of a
range of living things here.
For a real afternoon delight wildlife lovers can venture
to the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry
Centre [map]. Here you’ll find exotic butterflies
and birds as well as creepy crawlies, monkeys, skunks
and much more.
If you’d rather find ways to bring the past to life,
then why not spend an hour or two at Bishop’s
House [map], Sheffield’s oldest surviving
half-timber house. The house has been preserved to give
visitors a real feel of what life was like during Tudor
and Stuart times, with exhibits that tell the story of
how people lived in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Other ways to peak into past include taking a trip to
the historic Beauchief Abbey [map], where 12th century
Sheffield is explored, and Shepherd Wheel [map],
which helped the area gain its reputation for quality
If you’re willing to venture a little further afield
there’s history, fine art and agricultural beauty
in and around the grounds of Cannon Hall [map],
and in Doncaster the fascinating Earth Centre [map] has a number of indoor and outdoor exhibitions that will
give people of all ages food for thought.
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