Sheffield is best for a bargain break

Winter garden
Winter garden

The number of visitors flocking to Sheffield could be set to increase after the Steel City was identified as a real steal for a short break.

Sheffield has been named the best destination for a bargain one-night break out of 20 cities surveyed throughout the UK by TripAdvisor.

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The travel advice site compared the cost of two people having a one-night stay in a four-star hotel in August, plus a pre-meal cocktail, a meal out and a short taxi ride.

The total cost racked up for such a break in Sheffield came in at just £154, which means it has overtaken last year’s number one best-value destination, Nottingham.

Commenting on the results Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Yorkshire has something that appeals to all visitors, from the five star and luxurious to those holidaying on a budget.

“That’s why more people are visiting our great county and discovering amazing cities like Sheffield and everything that is on its doorstep.

“Sheffield is a great base for a city break or a week away and those that choose our first City of Sport will, I am sure, want to return again in the future.”

In addition to good-value hotels, bars and restaurants, Sheffield has bountiful attractions for visitors with varying interests to explore.

As the greenest city in England, it boasts picturesque outdoor attractions including the Botanical Gardens, Graves Park and the Peace Gardens, plus the indoor Winter Garden too.

For culture vultures there are plenty of galleries and museums which reflect the city’s heritage, environment and industries.

They include Weston Park Museum, the National Emergency Services Museum, and Kelham Island Museum – in an area of the city that has a lot to offer visitors according to John Hamshere, chief executive of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust.

John said: “I always take people around the real ale pubs in the ‘valley of beer’ around Kelham Island and introduce them to the interesting places to eat around there such as The Milestone.

“Kelham Island Museum, meanwhile, tells Sheffield’s great industrial story and features the utterly unique, and possibly most powerful, working steam engine in the world – I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere else.”

Further entertainment is offered by the city’s theatres which stage the best touring musicals, theatre, dance, comedy and children’s shows.

Dan Bates, chief executive at Sheffield Theatres, said: “Sheffield is a vibrant city with something to offer every visitor – fantastic parks, galleries, museums and of course the theatre.”