Sheffield is England's fourth largest city, and with 150 woodlands and 50 public parks is the country's greenest cities. The Peak National Park, ideal for walking and climbing, is right on the doorstep.
Sheffield is synomous with steel - now its historic steel industry has led to regeneration projects around the River Don. The Cultural Industries Quarter in the heart of Sheffield has the largest cluster of creative production in the region.
Sheffield was Britain's first national City of Sport and boasts some of the best international sports venues in the country. Ponds Forge International Centre houses Olympic standard competition and diving pools; the Don Valley Stadium is home to athletics and rugby league. Sheffield Arena is a multi-purpose indoor entertainment centre and home to ice hockey team Sheffield Steelers and basketball team Sheffield Sharks. Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday promote the city in the football league.
The Crucible, The Lyceum and the Crucible Studio form the largest regional theatre complex outside London. The Sheffield Arena attracts the biggest music names around, with the National Centre for Popular Music project currently being revitalised.
Sheffield city centre is home to the new Winter Garden, a green oasis in the heart of the city, and a full range of shopping. Meadowhall Shopping Centre is one of the UK's leading retail centres attracting shoppers from a wide area.
The visitor is assured of a warm and friendly welcome in Sheffield.