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  • Availability is mainly in the summer vacation period (June, July, August, September), when students clear their rooms
  • Rooms typically become available two to three months in advance, so please revisit the website within that period if nothing is available now, or go to www.historicbritain.com/sheffield for more accommodation options and travel ideas

Visitor accommodation at University of Sheffield

Not just for students - anyone can book!

  • Staying in Sheffield university accommodation is a great option for the budget-conscious visitor to Sheffield
  • With newly-built single and double ensuite rooms available, including bed and breakfast (B&B), it is a cost effective alternative to staying in a Sheffield hostel or cheap hotel
  • All the accommodation is conveniently located within a 10 minute drive of Sheffield city centre and is just five miles from the Peak District

Sheffield Visitor information

Sheffield University accommodation

The University accommodation varies in standard but we have provided as many photographs as possible to help you chose what suits you best. We believe it does generally meet a level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with. We will welcome any feedback where this is not the case. The University does allow young children and parents to bring travel cots, although regrets it is unable to provide such facilities itself.

Dates of Sheffield's academic vacations

Rooms are mainly available during the two main academic vacations, although some rooms are now available all year round.

Easter: mid-March to mid-April
Summer: mid-June to late-September

Sheffield Visitor Attractions

Sheffield is one of the most exciting cities to emerge from the rapidly regenerating North of England, having undergone a major regeneration over the last five years.

Sheffield has two major theatres, the Lyceum Theatre and the Crucible Theatre, which together with the smaller Studio Theatre make up the largest theatre complex outside London. There are four major art galleries, including the modern Millennium Galleries and the Site Gallery. The Sheffield Arena is located in the Don Valley area just outside the city centre and it is one of the major arenas in the UK hosting big music acts of the world.

The city also has a number of other attractions such as the Sheffield Winter Gardens and the Peace Gardens, the Botanical gardens (just five minutes walk from the university accommodation), Ice Sheffield, the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, as well as several museums, including the Weston Park Museum, the Kelham Island Museum, the Sheffield Fire and Police Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Shepherd Wheel. Sheffield also has many large parks such as Millhouses Park, Endcliffe Park, and Graves Park.

The films The Full Monty, Threads, Looks and Smiles, When Saturday Comes and Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? were based in the city.

Located just 5 miles from the southern end of the Pennine hills in the Peak district and offering easy access to many attractions located within the Peak District - the UK's first National Park. A visit to Bakewell and the spa town of Buxton is a definite on your list of places to visit. 

Getting to Sheffield

By Road: Central to the motorway network Sheffield has excellent access to and from the M1, M18, M62 and A1.

By Train: Travelling times to Sheffield:

• London: 2 hours 15 minutes
• Birmingham: 1 hour 10 minutes
• Manchester: 50 minutes

For further information on travelling by rail in the UK visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

By Air: Sheffield is also only a short drive from three other international airports:

•Doncaster Sheffield: 35 minutes
•Manchester: 1 hour
•East Midlands: 1 hour
 

History of Sheffield

Sheffield history

Sheffield: the city

Sheffield, which is in South Yorkshire, is the fourth largest city in England and is so named because of its origins in a field on the River Sheaf that runs through the city.

The area that is now the City of Sheffield has been occupied since at least the last ice age, but the settlements that grew to form Sheffield date from the second half of the 1st millennium, and are of Anglo-Saxon and Danish origin. After the Norman conquest, Sheffield Castle was built to protect the local settlements, and a small town developed that is the nucleus of the modern city. By 1296 a market had been established at what is now known as Castle Square, and Sheffield subsequently grew into a small market town. In the 14th century Sheffield was already noted for the production of knives, as mentioned in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and by 1600 it had become the main centre of cutlery production in England, overseen by The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire. From 1570 to 1584 Mary, Queen of Scots was held as a prisoner in Sheffield Castle and Sheffield Manor.

Sheffield: the University

The University of Sheffield is a leading research university, located in Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. It is ranked within the World's top 100 Universities and constantly ranked amongst the top 20 universities in Britain.

Notable alumni include: Nicholas Liverpool, the current President of Dominica, pioneering English pilot Amy Johnson, film director Stephen Daldry and David Blunkett Member of Parliament and former Home Secretary.
 

Reviews for Sheffield

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Some hairs on the floor of the shower room: ugh! Only 2 tea bags left for 2 day stay! But otherwise fantastic value for money and I would stay again.

(Review Of Ranmoor Village, Sheffield) Ranmoor Village, Sheffield

Took ages to issue me with my room card. This may be connected to the fact that when I first tried to book I was told all rooms were full for one of the nights I wished to stay. I contacted the accommodation office to ask to go on a waiting list and found that there were rooms available that night! I had to book that night directly with the office rather than online.

(Review Of Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield) Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield

Staff very friendly. Room clean and functional. Rather noisy due to it being graduation week and partying students but this couldn't be helped!Breakfast good quality,

(Review Of Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield) Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield

Excellent, excellent, overall service. Could have used a few more towels in the room, and bed sheets on the bed (only had a comforter on the bed) but everything was excellent!!!

(Review Of Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield) Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield

didnt have breakfast so ignore feedback on that. Staff very helpful, although initial mix up over our rooms ended up with us being separated but that didnt matter. Will definately use the facility again, lovely location and clean and quiet and ideal.

(Review Of Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield) Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield

Excellent help by staff on final day: my colleague forgot her backpack, the personel present immediately rushed after us and drove it to the railway station.

(Review Of Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield) Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield

Everything was great apart from initially being assigned a room/flat which was being used as a cleaning store! Problem sorted out by helpful staff but it seems as if the problem could have been avoided through removing those rooms from the allocation system.

(Review Of Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield) Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield

The tap water was too hot...almost impossible to wash hands and brush teeth. I needed to use the shower for hand wash which was uncomfortable plus it had a non-functional handle. I suggest this issue to be checked and improved.

(Review Of Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield) Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield

We booked 4 rooms for a 2 day study session. Great location for the sessions at The Edge Conference Centre and easy eating options in restaurants and bar.

(Review Of Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield) Endcliffe Residences, Sheffield
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