Here in Sheffield we are used to welcoming visitors. We have been hosting major events for more than 30 years. Every event, every visitor is equally important to us. When we have a major events in the city, everyone involved works as a member of ‘Team Sheffield’ to ensure you – the visitor, competitor, coach or official – gets the warmest of welcomes and the best of service.
Whilst you are in Sheffield, we want you to feel at home. Do not be surprised if Sheffield people say ‘hello’ to you as you pass them by. That is Sheffield people… friendly and welcoming and willing to help you on your way. The people of Sheffield are our best asset and our social history stories are important features of many of the city’s attractions from the Cathedral church to the Women of Steel iconic statue and our industrial museums. You should check out a little bit of Sheffield’s history by visiting some of our key attractions and sites – find out why Sheffield is a city of makers! Stainless steel was invented in Sheffield – all those times you’ve used a knife and fork to eat your dinner, that is thanks to Sheffield. You will already know the historic connections with Sheffield and Ice Skates – just another example of how Sheffield has influenced the world.
Whilst our city’s history is an important part of our story, Sheffield is also the greenest city in the UK. You’ll find parks and trees, riverside walks and open countryside just yards from where you choose to stay. Known as The Outdoor City, Sheffield more than 60% of our space is green space and 1/3rd of the city’s boundary is in the Peak District, the UK’s first national park.
We love Sheffield. We know you will too and we look forward to seeing you. Take a look at www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit to find out more.
Whether you are staying in budget style hotels (with brands such as Premier Inn, Travelodge and Ibis), or luxury and boutique hotels such as Mercure St Paul’s Hotel and Spa and Leopold Hotel you’ll find staff and facilities to exceed your expectations. We have 3.000 hotel bedrooms in Sheffield across all price ranges. You might be looking for a simple but comfortable family room or a Penthouse suite with office space so you can mix business with a little leisure – you’ll find them and everything in between. Hotel locations include overlooking our waterfront at Victoria Quays to being beside our civic Peace Gardens and their buildings include converted 20th Century grammar schools to 21st Century new builds. They all come with modern interiors, flexible dining arrangements and experienced staff. To book hotels, please CLICK HERE
As well as hotel rooms, Sheffield has a range of modern short-let serviced apartments for you to choose from. The flexibility of an apartment often suits those travelling with families, or visiting events where irregular hours are the norm. Fully furnished and equipped, apartments give you the independence you need to get the best from your time here.
Hotel services start with room only and head on to full service; you’ll find they offer leisure facilities in the city centre or a leisurely stroll through so of Sheffield’s most beautiful settings just a stone’s throw from our venues and facilities. Serviced apartments are newly built buildings or in fabulously refurbished factories – they all offer a great option for single travellers or those travelling in groups.
GETTING TO SHEFFIELD
TRAVELLING TO SHEFFIELD BY AIR
There are 4 international airports within less than an hour's drive, Sheffield is easy to reach from overseas destinations.
Manchester Airport is one of the UK's busiest airports, has a regular direct rail service to Sheffield. There are also hourly fast trains from Manchester City Centre and direct services from Manchester International airport.
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport is served by a number of European destinations with charter flight routes.
Leeds Bradford Airport is also well served by European and long haul destinations. Sheffield can be reached by using a taxi service or bus to Leeds and then train to Sheffield.
Nottingham East Midlands receives routes from European and long haul destinations. Sheffield can be reached by road using a taxi service, or take the airport shuttle to East Midlands Parkway and take the train (operated by East Midlands Railway) to the centre of Sheffield.
There are a number of other airports across the UK where you can arrive, Sheffield is so easy to reach by train, whether you're travelling from North, South, East or West. You can plan your journey using one of a number of travel planning sites including Omio.
TRAVELLING TO SHEFFIELD BY TRAIN
If you are travelling from London, or on routes operated by East Midlands Railway, you'll find all the timetable and fare information you need on the East Midlands Railway website. The journey from London is now only 2hrs and 1mins , the service departs London St Pancras International every 30 minutes and is operated by East Midlands Railway with both First and Standard Class seating available. There are also hourly fast trains from Manchester City Centre and direct services from Manchester International airport.
The mainline station in Sheffield offers an impressive entry to the City, with fast direct links from London St Pancras International departing every 30 minutes from early morning to late at night. Coming in from Europe? The Eurostar link from Paris arrives at London St Pancras International - you can be in Sheffield in just 5 hours after leaving Paris.
GETTING TO ICE SHEFFIELD
By Tram: Catch the yellow route tram from Sheffield City Centre or Meadowhall Shopping Centre to the Don Valley Stadium / Sheffield Arena tram stop. Ice Sheffield is situated 100 metres from the tram stop!
By Bus: Ice Sheffield is on the number 69 and 287 bus service from Sheffield and Rotherham. Bus stop is situated just outside Ice Sheffield.