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Destination guide

Visit galleries, parks and ruins near Sheffield cabins

Log cabins in Sheffield offer all the comfort and convenience you want in a rustic surrounding. Best of all, they place you within easy access to a range of exciting and fun attractions. The Millennium Gallery at the city centre showcases art and metalwork from all over the world. The Peak District National Park allows hiking and wildlife viewing surrounded by lush green fields and forests, as well as spelunking and cave tours. The Peveril Castle ruins date to Roman times. All of it is just minutes from your cosy, spacious cabin with entertainment, WiFi and all the amenities.

 
History

Enjoy the history of Sheffield near villa rentals

Sheffield, named for the River Sheaf, was founded in the early 12th century. The area near holiday homes is best known for its steel, so much so that Geoffrey Chaucer mentioned quality Sheffield knives in his writings. The industry was especially active during the Industrial Revolution. Sheffield remains the biggest cutlery producer in the U.K. outside of London. The Metalwork Collection at Museums Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery offers a full day of learning about steel. Sheffield has a rich history outside of steel, too. Sheffield Cathedral and the centuries-old Bishops’ House attract many visitors each year, as does Beauchief Abbey, which is partially dedicated to St Thomas à Becket. Shepherd Wheel is a working museum that houses two historical grindstones. The water wheel that powered those grindstones is also on display and is made of bronze, wood and iron.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Sheffield

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Sheffield a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Magna Science Adventure Centre (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Sheffield Winter Garden (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • King Edward's Swimming Pool (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Parkwood Karting (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Hillsborough Leisure Centre (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Concord Park Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5 km)
Outdoor activities

Have some fun outdoors near Sheffield holiday homes

While the city centre of Sheffield is filled with shops and activities, many travellers may be interested in outdoor activities near holiday lettings. Hiking and biking are good places to start, especially in Peak District National Park, which is known for its lush hills and trails of varying difficulty. Whether you prefer to hike or rent a bicycle, you’ll also find plenty of local flora and heritage sites near Sheffield. You might enjoy a trip to Wensleydale, which is home to several hidden waterfalls including one known as Hardraw Force that features a 30-metre drop. If hiking makes you hungry, the Wensleydale Creamery offers snacks like local cheeses. Locals and travellers also love nearby Castleton, which is home to four magnificent show caves. If geology interests you, Blue John Cavern is home to rare varieties of Blue John stone.

Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Sheffield

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Sheffield is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Peace Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (20.8 mi / 33.5 km)
  • Sheffield Winter Garden (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Crookes Park (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Sheffield Botanical Gardens (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Meersbrook Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Sheffield

Fly into Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), the closest airport, located 20.2 mi (32.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Manchester (MAN), which is 33.1 mi (53.3 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Sheffield Station, Darnall Station and Meadowhall Interchange Station are the main stations in the city.

How to get around

Transport to Sheffield holiday lettings

You have several options for navigating around Sheffield from holiday cottages. Locals often recommend the Stagecoach Supertram, which offers wheelchair access and stops at several places around the city centre. The yellow route is appropriate for reaching the Meadowhall shopping centre or heading to major sporting venues. The blue route, also known as the Halfway/Malin Bridge route, is better for reaching suburban areas. Other public transport options include the underground railway and taxis, but many locals depend on buses. If you choose to hire a car or use your own, you can learn about local car parks online.

Food & drink 

Sample local cuisine in Sheffield

Yorkshire conjures up images of hearty food, and Sheffield has plenty to offer. Fish cakes are this area’s answer to fish and chips, consisting of two large pieces of fish that are sandwiched between two pieces of potato, then battered and deep-fried. You can find them at a local chip shop, or ‘chippy’. If you need a snack on the go, you might try the Sheffield Egg. This dish, unique to the town, is a free-range egg encased in sausage and then seasoned with relish and authentic Yorkshire cheddar. The egg is then dipped in toasted breadcrumbs and custard seeds.

Essential info

Key facts to know for a holiday rental in Sheffield

On average, temperatures are about 3°C at their lowest and 15°C at their highest. Rain is common, so pack an umbrella, raincoat and other rain gear. English is the official language, though you also may hear some Yorkshire dialect. The currency is the pound sterling, though shops may take other currencies such as the euro or U.S. dollar. The population is about 518,000. Sheffield is sometimes called the ‘Steel City’ and is especially known for its cutlery.

How many holiday rentals are available around Sheffield?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 742 holiday lettings around Sheffield. From 541 cabins to 541 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sheffield?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sheffield. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ponds Forge International Sports Centre: 935 holiday lettings
  • Dore and Totley Station: 1,195 holiday lettings
  • Rivelin Valley Nature Trail: 1,008 holiday lettings
  • Hillsborough Park: 912 holiday lettings
  • Kelham Island Museum: 924 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sheffield listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Sheffield?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 541 Cabins in Sheffield. Our other popular types of Sheffield holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 541 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 83 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 89 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sheffield?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 25 holiday homes with pool available in Sheffield. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.