South Yorkshire is a landlocked metropolitan county in England. It is a county full of delightful surprises. Formerly an industrial centre, the county has now been converted into a 21st-century region with the strong predilection for sports, music and culture. South Yorkshire is a pleasant combination of the old and the new. Marching side by side with Victorian monuments, museums and impressive Gothic architecture are some of UK’s most exciting nightlife, great shopping and other modern family attraction.
In South Yorkshire, you’ll find awe-inspiring scenery, isolated market towns, and cities rich in industrial history. Hire a self-drive rental van and discover the historical inns of Doncaster, stop by hamlets and market towns with old churches, windmills and country pubs and soak in the atmosphere.
Food and shopping
South Yorkshire’s reputation as a foodie heaven has been growing steadily year after year. There are at present five Michelin-starred restaurant in the county as well as award-winning tapas which is something to be proud of. One favourite foodie destination is the Rhubarb Festival in Wakefield, the principal city of the Rhubarb Triangle, an area with the history of rhubarb growing. South Yorkshire’s cuisine is recognised for its rich ingredients particularly in sweet dishes. However, some of the best food of South Yorkshire such as the pork pies, the tangy fish and chips, and the curd tart manifest simplicity and comfort
South Yorkshire has more than enough shopping outlets where shoppers can go and find everything they need under one “roof.” There is the Lakeside Village, a shopping outlet located at the centre of Doncaster with more than 45 famous named stores. Fox Valley in Sheffield is another retail destination which offers a unique shopping experience with its exciting line-up of stores, coffee shops and restaurants. Designer and factory outlets from the upscale York Designer Outlet to Sheffield’s famous Meadowhall also abound in South Yorkshire.
Where to stay
The towns and cities of South Yorkshire have a lot to offer holidaymakers and business travellers alike, from luxurious to cheap hotels, self-contained apartments, holiday cottages, guest houses, inns, B&Bs, to group accommodation, you name it they’ve got it. You can even find romantic hotels for a romantic weekend break in South Yorkshire for when you propose to your intended. And the opulent Best Western Premier Mount Pleasant Hotel is one of the most romantic hotels in South Yorkshire. This is an eco-friendly country style hotel three miles away from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Things to do
Just like the other parts of Yorkshire, South Yorkshire does offer not only diverse and magnificent countryside but also modern metropolitan cities. The vales and ridges of the Peak District National Park is a paradise for hikers and climbers. On the other hand, the hamlets and market towns with their old churches and windmills are a delight to explore. For young visitors, they will find amusement in the science centres, model villages and the novelty of steam railways.
Even cosmopolitan Sheffield has lots to offer. In addition to its cathedral chapels, art galleries and glasshouse gardens, some parks and woodlands provide respite and peace from the city buzz. Several of the most outstanding international venues of England can also be found in Sheffield.