In the north of England on the Sheaf River, Sheffield made its name
synonymous with steel during the 19th century industrialization period.
Modern day Sheffield is resurrecting as a high tech and sporting centre.
Its geography is quite interesting in that most of the city is built on
hillsides formed by 5 rivers, the Loxley, Porter, Sheaf, Don, and Rivelin, so
elevations of buildings range from 30 to 1500 feet above sea level.
Because of its extensive green lands many parts of the city enjoy special
protection as Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Sheffield, unlike any other English city) contains sections of a national
park (Peak District) within its limits. City residents will gladly answer to
the name Sheffielder.
Attractions in Sheffield
National Centre for Popular Music - museum
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Butterfly House, Wildlife and
Falconry Centre - Discover a wild family day out, catch a glimpse into a
faraway world and make friends with creatures great and small at Sheffield's
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre.
Sheffield Fire and Police Museum
Museum - natural and social history, archaeology, and art
Chamber Music Festival - in May annually
Millennium Galleries - art
South Yorkshire Steam Railway Museum
Orchard Square and Fargate - restaurants, pubs, shopping
Chance to Dance - annually in June
World Street Festival - May