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