Sheffield isn't just celebrated for its history of cutting-edge industry and innovative music. With masses of green space and suburbs that merge into the Peak District, the city is also famous for its surroundings - the spectacular Stanage Edge, with stunning views over the Hope Valley, is barely 20 minutes from the city centre. Meanwhile, an independent spirit and a large student population keep small shops, pubs and restaurants thriving alongside big-name retailers.
As you leave Sheffield station you’re naturally drawn uphill towards the city centre. The best route is through the light-filled lobby of the Millennium Galleries, where you’ll find a permanent exhibition of Sheffield metalwork alongside special art and photography shows. The lobby connects to the Winter Gardens, an elegant, wood-framed conservatory filled with exotic plants and cafes. Either side of the Winter Gardens are the Peace Gardens, a popular square that hosts music and food events, and Tudor Square, home to the Crucible and Lyceum theatres.
For a dose of Sheffield’s independent spirit, head to Division Street in the city centre, or explore Sharrow Vale and Abbeydale Road to the south – they’re all full of quirky bars, cafes and shops. To the north of the city centre is Kelham Island, a rapidly redeveloping industrial district with an interactive museum of industry and several award-winning real ale pubs.
If you’re looking for a trip to the countryside, you won’t even need a car. The Hope Valley line from Sheffield station will take you through some glorious Peak District scenery, stopping at pleasant villages like Hathersage and Edale – perfect starting points for a circular day walk.
The main train station in Sheffield is Sheffield railway station. Check out live arrivals and station facilities for Sheffield railway station.
The primary operator of trains to Sheffield is East Midlands Railway. However, you can also catch TransPennine Express and Northern services to Sheffield.
It's easy to bag cheap train tickets to Sheffield. We'd recommend using a Railcard, buying your ticket in advance or travelling during Off-Peak hours if you can. Read our cheap train tickets guide to find out more.
There are frequent daily services to Sheffield, although there may be fewer services on weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Sheffield.