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Where to Stay in and around Sheffield - From City Hideaways to Country Halls

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Modern chain hotels cluster in central Sheffield. You'll also find no-frills budget properties in the city centre and in Sheffield's suburbs. On the outskirts, visitors will find country house hotels with spacious gardens and facilities like indoor pools and secure parking. If you're visiting Sheffield on a tight budget, you can look for beds in hostels and in college dorm rooms.

Central Sheffield


Sheffield is a big city, but most of its key museums, galleries, and entertainment venues can be found within its compact city centre. Staying in a hotel in this part of town, you'll be within walking distance of attractions such as City Hall, Millennium Gallery, and theatres like the Crucible and Lyceum.


Leisure visitors will find accommodation in medium-sized hotels and smaller budget properties in central Sheffield. You can also seek out a sprinkling of romantic boutique hotels in this part of town. Business travellers can stay in chain hotels that offer facilities like wireless broadband access and meetings spaces.


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Victoria Quays


In Sheffield's canalside quarter, Victoria Quays, you're around 4 blocks from the city centre and its attractions. This former industrial area is undergoing a renaissance, with historic 19th-century warehouse buildings being transformed into offices and studios that house new creative industries and smart apartments. Narrowboats still moor on the canal basin, but these days they are leisure vessels, not cargo carriers. Leisure visitors to Victoria Quays can take sightseeing cruises along Sheffield's waterways.


You'll find businesslike hotels near the canal that also offer facilities such as swimming pools that attract families and vacationers. For a leisure break with a difference, you can also stay on the water in converted narrowboats that offer bed and breakfast accommodation.


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Sheffield suburbs


Sheffield's fast, efficient tram and bus network makes it easy to visit city centre attractions from the city's quiet outer suburbs. There's also easy access to major motorways using the city's ring road. Sports fans visiting Sheffield to watch events at Hillsborough Stadium will find places to stay in Hillsborough within walking distance of the venue. Districts like Sharrow, Nether Edge, and Crosspool, southwest of the centre, are close to Sheffield Botanic Garden and to the University of Sheffield.


Sheffield's outer suburbs offer visitors accommodation in no-frills hotels that offer facilities like off-street parking and easy access to motorways. You'll also find affordable guest house and bed and breakfast accommodation in these districts, as well as some upscale hotels with facilities like swimming pools.


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Rotherham, less than 10 miles northeast of Sheffield, offers visitors an alternative to staying in its larger neighbour. Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield's biggest venue for rock concerts and sporting events, is nearby. Accommodation in this part of the world also suits families who want to visit attractions such as the Magna Science Adventure Centre, in Rotherham, or the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre in North Anston. For those travelling by car, Rotherham is also close to the M1 motorway.


Visitors to Rotherham can choose from a number of chain hotels in the city centre. These cater mainly for business travellers but offer deals that attract vacationers too. You'll also find small independent hotels and guest houses in districts a mile or so from the centre.


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Country house hotels


There's attractive countryside not far beyond Sheffield's city limits. travellers who want to combine a stay in peaceful, rural surroundings with urban attractions can find stylish country house hotels near villages like Mosborough, Grenoside, and Wortley, a few miles from central Sheffield. Adequate bus and train services connect towns and villages around Sheffield with the city centre.


Visitors will find accommodation in genteel Georgian and Victorian mansions in the countryside around Sheffield. Most stand in their own grounds, and some have facilities like pools, tennis courts, and spas. Offering secure parking, hotels like these suit those travelling by car.


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