Places to Visit in South Yorkshire
Although many people only really know about the industrial elements of the South Yorkshire region this part of the country really does have something for everyone. The area is home to a variety of urban areas including Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley and some fantastic areas of natural interest such as parts of the Pennines and Peak District.
Popular things to do in South Yorkshire include:
- Barnsley - Barnsley has a famous indoor and outdoor market that has been running for centuries. Visitors can also visit a range of galleries and museums here including the Cannon Hall Museum and Country Park and the Cooper Gallery.
- Chatsworth House - the historic estate of Chatsworth house is one of the best known visitor attractions in the area. Located near Sheffield the house was originally built in the 1500s and has been developed by the Devonshire family over the years.
- Doncaster - Doncaster is home to the well known St George's Church which was designed by George Gilbert Scott. The town also has some other fine examples of architecture with an emphasis on the Georgian period. Visitors can also visit Doncaster Racecourse, home to the St Leger.
- The Pennines and the Peak District - the Pennines and the Peak District are both great places for walkers, climbers, cyclists, nature lovers and for people simply looking to take a break to get away from it all. This is one of the most beautiful regions in the country.
- Rotherham - Visitors to Rotherham can take a trip to Magna, a Science Adventure Centre which is housed in a former steelworks. The town is also home to Roche Abbey, a Tropical Butterfly House and three country parks.
- Sheffield - Sheffield has plenty to offer the visitor including a range of museums and galleries. The city is also home to the biggest all season ski resort in Europe - Sheffield Ski Village.