Sheffield is one of England’s largest cities, and the UK’s greenest city, with more trees per person than any other city in Europe. The city has seen a significant transformation in the past 10 years, from a prevalently industrial centre to a more diverse hub of work in design, IT, financial services and advanced manufacturing.
Things to See and Do
The city centre offers a diverse range of attractions, including museums, theatres, restaurants and live music venues.
For full information on what to do and see while in Sheffield, please visit: http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit
For a guide to independent restaurants and retailers and to cultural life in Sheffield, please visit: http://www.ourfaveplaces.co.uk/
One third of the city area falls within the Peak District National Park, ideal for hiking, cycling and sightseeing surrounded by spectacular scenery.
For information on outdoor activities, please visit: http://www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk
To plan your visit to the Peak District National Park – which includes world-renowned historical sites such as Chatsworth House (film location for “Pride and Prejudice”) and Haddon Hall (film location for “The Princess Bride” and “Jane Eyre”), villages such as Castleton, Edale and Hathersage, and natural landmarks such as Mam Tor and Stanage Edge -please visit: http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/
Sheffield is located in South Yorkshire, within easy reach of popular visitor destinations such as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the city of York, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. For full information about Yorkshire, please visit: http://www.yorkshire.com/
For suggestions of things to do and see in the vicinity of the conference venue, feel free to explore the map below.
Traveling to Sheffield
Sheffield is located within an hour from four international airports: Manchester, Doncaster Sheffield, Leeds/Bradford and East Midlands, and within one and a half hour from Birmingham International and Liverpool John Lennon airports, with excellent public transport links to all.
A direct train link between Manchester Airport and Sheffield runs every hour. Train connections between Birmingham International Airport and Sheffield run via Birmingham New Street Station.
Please note that for groups of two or more delegates, taxi transfers between Sheffield and Manchester and Birmingham International airports can also be pre-booked at reasonable prices. We recommend Premier Airport Cars and City Taxis Airport Transfers.
Sheffield is also easily reached from within Great Britain thanks to direct train connections to most cities, including London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham. To plan your journey by train, please visit: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
We are pleased to be able to offer delegates the opportunity of purchasing discounted return rail travel when booking accommodation through our accommodation portal. Tickets are available when traveling with East Midlands Trains only.
More information on how to find Sheffield Hallam University (including info on traveling by car and parking) is available at: https://www.shu.ac.uk/visit-us/how-to-find-us