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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

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

Based on 553 reviews

I am a returning Sheffield graduate. ( 1974 ) So, although Sorby and Earnshaw Halls are gone I was pleased to return and experience The Edge! I will return next year, I am sure.

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

Highly impressed with the accommodation! I expected staying here would be like returning to my first year in halls, but it was immaculately clean, comfortable and fully kitted as a B&B. Access to a hair dryer, ironing board, kitchen, and refrigerator was unexpected but appreciated. Really great value for money, thanks!!

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

Was great to expereience the opportunity to stay in the accomodations at the university to get a feel for what it is like. The grounds were wonderful and so was the room and staff.

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

Fantastic, except for problems checking in - took approximately half an hour to check in due to some mistake involving confusion about the rooms. It would be good if these things were double checked beforehand (we had booked 3 separate rooms but only 2 rooms had been allocated to our booking initially). Great experience overall, thank you!

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

booked on internet and received confirmation by e-mail. however when i arrived was told there was no record of my booking. apart from that i was very pleased and would like to have the chance to visit again.

(Review Of Jonas, Endcliffe Village, Sheffield) Jonas, Endcliffe Village, Sheffield

Comments are applicable with regards to 'value for money'. We did have breakfast which we paid for separately, which was excellent value for money. The one criticism would be the lack of clarity on the website about whether or not our booking included breakfast...which we always wanted. One more thing, the towels might be ok for students...could do with being improved for older guests!

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

Difficulty finding the reception area and correct parking after arriving at the 'village'. Better signage would be helpful. This was also voiced by others who stayed there.

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

Excellent service and extremely helpful staff on hand at the Edge. Room clean and comfortable, instant access to internet. Wide choice of breakfast. Pleasant setting and great access to bus service to city centre. Would definitely use again, really added to my visit to the city.

(Review Of Jonas, Endcliffe Village, Sheffield) Jonas, Endcliffe Village, Sheffield

The breakfast was average to good (form above said N/A???) would be better if they had more tables and chairs in the breakfast area rather than sofas which aren't good for trying to eat a full English from!

(Review Of Jonas, Endcliffe Village, Sheffield) Jonas, Endcliffe Village, Sheffield
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