Trains to Sheffield

Cheap Trains to Sheffield

"The progress of Sheffield in my lifetime has been something wonderful. Why in my young days it was a little bit of a place of no consequence and no trade. When I think of the small notions and little minds of the public men of old Sheffield I can hardly realise that the City has become the fine important flourishing place it is today, one of the largest cities of the Empire.” Frederick Mappin

The steel industry is what made Sheffield famous. However, the economic recession in the 80s has hit the city hard and a large number of workers have been left unemployed. Yet, the city is on the up again, thanks to its urban renewal and a thriving student population. Some of its old mills and foundries have been converted into interesting museums featuring the industrial heyday of South Yorkshire.

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Visiting Sheffield by Train

The Sheffield station, formerly known as the Sheffield Midland, is located on the southeast side of the city centre. There’s a major development in between the station and the city centre, which includes a new public square that you’ll see immediately after exiting the train station. There are also tram services that stop right next to the station.

The Meadowhall Interchange is located within the Meadowhall shopping mall in the northwest area of Sheffield. It can also serve as a convenient point towards the Valley Centertainment, a popular leisure and entertainment complex in the city.

The city centre of Sheffield has undergone total restoration in the past years and has plenty of things to offer for various visitors. Home to the biggest theatre complex outside of London, there is plenty to see in the city’s cultural achievements. One of these is the Millennium Galleries, the city's largest art gallery complex. Aside from the work of the past and present designers and craftsmen, the gallery also features the interesting history of Sheffield’s metal industry. Adjacent to the Millennium Galleries is the Winter Garden, a timber and glass temperate conservatory that showcases exotic plants, trees, cacti, and ferns.

Another interesting site to visit for art lovers is the Graves Gallery along Surrey Street. It features an impressive collection of arts including the work of Picasso, Bridget Riley, and Stanley Spencer. Bank Street Arts is also a great stop for art lovers, as it showcases the best art, culture, and writing works from across the region of the UK.

The best way to explore Sheffield’s historical buildings is by walking through the Norfolk Heritage Trail. It runs for around 3 miles coming from the Manor Lodge towards the Cathedral.