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36 Minute Guide to Sheffield

Recent research we conducted found that guests who travel for business only get 36 minutes’ free time to explore a city they are visiting for work, despite over 90% saying they wished they knew more about the cities they visit!

Our hotel teams are experts when it comes to their cities and love to give our guests insider tips on their city’s hidden gems and the best things to see & do. So in response to this research, we asked our Sheffield team to create a short video on how to see the best of their city in just 36 minutes on foot or just a short car ride from the hotel!

Their top tips are:

The Gift: Visit Chapel Walk for a great selection of shops (5min taxi, 10min walk)

The Cafe: Sample the best of British at Marmadukes cafe (5min taxi, 8min walk)

The View: For a view with a difference, pay a visit to the unique Winter Garden. Enjoy a stunning green world in the heart of the city, home to more than 2,000 plants from all around the world andthe largest urban glasshouse in Europe. (6min taxi, 7min walk)

The Stroll: The Millennium Gallery is the perfect spot to take a stroll and experience the wide range of exhibitions (5min walk)

The Building: The world famous Crucible Theatre. Host to the most prestigious event in professional snooker, the World Championship as well as a variety of shows and theatrical performances.  View its impressive multicoloured signage and enjoy the bars in the surrounding areas. (5min taxi, 9min walk)

Staff Recommends

Best Bar: Enjoy a great atmosphere and choose from a variety of dishes and stylish cocktails at the Browns Bar & Brasserie located right around the corner from Jurys Inn Sheffield.

Best Restaurant: The Milestone restaurant prides itself with being labelled as Sheffield's first true gastro pub and sources all its produce from local suppliers in addition to making their own bread and pasta.

Best Shopping: Collard Mason boutique (125 Devonshire Street, Sheffield) has a range of innovative and unusual clothes, accessories and jewellery from the best designers around.

Best Sight: Sheffield Botanic Gardens offer visitors some respite from the city's hectic nature.

Things to See & Do

Chatsworth House

Not to be missed Chatsworth house is one of the Treasure Houses of England, which is nestled in the heart of the Peak District National Park. You can choose to enjoy the farmyard and the impressive woodland adventure playground or relax in the 105 acre garden with its cascades, fountains, and maze.

Weston Park Museum

View Sheffield's amazing collections of beautiful, varied and unusual treasures which are brought to life by fascinating histories, incredible facts and hands-on interactives. The Museum is a captivating exploration of the world and its past, from millions of years ago to the present day.

Millennium Galleries

Situated in the heart of the city this is one of Sheffield's architectural and cultural treasures. The Millennium Galleries is renowned for large blockbuster exhibitions that bring masterpieces from national galleries and museums to the city, alongside innovative contemporary and historical design.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

A historic landscape created in 1836 is a haven of peace and tranquillity offering stunning collections of trees and shrubs. The spectacular glass pavilions have been restored and house an impressive temperate plant collection. Chose to relax and take in the occasional open-air cultural event or simply to enjoy a picnic, these gardens are a real treasure not to be missed!

Peace Gardens

Situated in the heart of the city explore this award-winning public square, adjacent to the new Winter Garden and within easy reach of the Millennium Galleries. Set against the backdrop of the Victorian Town Hall, magnificent fountains, water features and lawns make this a haven for locals and visitors alike.

Winter Garden

As one of Sheffield's icons, the Winter Garden houses a marvellous display of more than 2,500 plants made up of more than 150 species from around the world. Linking the Millennium Galleries, Tudor Square and the Peace Gardens, it is the largest temperate glasshouse in any European city centre.

Meadowhall Shopping Centre

Sheffield's Meadowhall is one of the UK's largest shopping centres. The centre boasts most of the top high street stores in the UK. Located off the M1, a Supertram bus service offers a direct link from Sheffield city centre.

Start DateEnd DateEventVenue and distance
from Jurys Inn Sheffield
16 November

Sheffield City Christmas Lights - switch-on

The official switch on of Sheffield's festive lights.

City Centre
24 November30 November

British Ice Figure Skating Championships

The premier UK ice skating event with 90 top UK skaters competing in singles, ice dance and pairs disciplines.

Ice Sheffield

26 minutes by bus

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