The old Anglo-Saxon town of Rotherham has largely made way for its modern successor, though many memories of days gone by – abbey ruins, follies and monuments – still litter the landscape.
Modern Rotherham is a town on the rise, home to over two-hundred restaurants from every corner of the globe and a vibrant shopping district to rival any of its larger neighbours. Plus, with a multi-million-pound regeneration scheme in the works, the future for Rotherham is looking bright.
Step off the train in Rotherham and get ready to shop. Rotherham town centre offers a unique shopping experience, with an eclectic blend of independent shops selling everything from fresh locally grown produce to gift shops, vintage fairs and clothing boutiques. This shopping extravaganza all takes place under the watchful eye of Rotherham's rich historic architecture, which is a real feature of the town.
Once you're all shopped out, it's time to refuel, so head for the idyllic banks of the River Don and its array of beautiful riverside cafes and eateries. Rotherham truly caters for every culinary persuasion with hundreds of restaurants sprawled throughout the town, and if the riverside doesn't float your boat, head to Bridgegate, where you'll find everything from laid-back bistros to contemporary fish and chips.
Once you have suitably fed the body, why not feed the mind? Set within the former Templeborough steelworks, the Magna Science Adventure Centre in the south of the town is home to all things science, allowing you to explore everything from aviation to industry and natural science. Or for a bit of history, explore Wentworth Woodhouse or the striking Minster Church.