About Sheffield

Sheffield is in the midst of rural England. A city that has many landmark destinations such as the Peak District National Park, Stanage Edge and Peak Cavern. This scenic city in the North of England, is a wonderful place to stay. With over 60,000 students living in Sheffield, the city is yours with shops, restaurants bars and so much more.

In Sheffield you get the busy city life, as well as the lovely green countryside.

Places to visit

The Peak District is the top place to visit in Sheffield especially if you love to stay active, as you can walk, hike, run and swim!

The Peak District is UK nature at its finest, as you walk through the park looking at the beautiful valleys, stones, grass and scenic landscape.

The National Emergency Services Museum which opened in 1984, has become the largest joint 999 museum. Take a look inside over 50 vehicles and go inside a real-life Victorian cell . Smell how horrific it was for criminals in that time period! If you would prefer a thrilling ride go to Calypso Cove Waterpark you can enjoy water slides including Kraken and Eruption at this indoor waterpark.

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As the beer capital of the world you can relax and try one of 400 unique beers that the 23 breweries make, all local to Sheffield.

The Beer House on Ecclesall Road is Sheffield’s first micro-pub opened in 2015 and offers a range of beers to try.

Visit Centertainment where you can play crazy golf, see a film or even play Lazer Quest.  Centertainment is easy to get to by tram, as it’s only a ten minute journey from the city centre.

Sheffield has three major festivals each show Sheffield’s culture. Tramlines is the biggest festival in Sheffield with over 100,000 people watching bands/singers perform on 5 stages.


There are many places to eat our in Sheffield, ranging from cheap eats to fine dining experiences.

In the centre of the city there are many well known high street chains, which cater for all food tastes.

Why not venture just out of the city centre and explore some of Sheffield’s suburbs for more independent restaurant experiences.


Shops are fantastic around Sheffield, you can find lots of exciting and unique items such as vintage clothes and furniture! If you visit Bear Tree Records you can explore the music of today on vinyl.

Meadowhall is the perfect place to visit in Sheffield for a day out that includes shopping, eating and the cinema. The indoor shopping centre has many shops, which include the majority of high street brands.


Trams can be used for transportation in and around Sheffield with the Supertram allowing you to travel to various locations including Meadowhall, the city centre, and the railway station.

You can travel by taxi and by bus with certain bus companies offering discounts for students.

If you’d prefer to travel whilst getting exercise you could hire a bike or just use your own as cycle parking is accessible with spaces around The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

The rail network in Sheffield allows you to travel farther distances to places like Manchester, which is one hour away or London which is just over two hours away.

Did you know?

You can progress from an NCUK qualification to study a UK degree in Sheffield? The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University both accept students who have studied an NCUK qualification, so start your journey with NCUK today!

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