Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Sheffield, United Kingdom


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 17 sights
Distance 4.1 km
Ascend 51 m
Descend 98 m

Experience Sheffield in United Kingdom in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Sheffield

Sight 1: University of Sheffield Drama Studio

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The Drama Studio is an intimate 177 seat theatre venue owned by the University of Sheffield and operated by the University’s Performance Venues department. Opened in 1970, it is housed in the former Glossop Road Baptist Church and retains many of the original architectural features. The studio also offers 3 individual rehearsal spaces that are available to hire.

Wikipedia: Drama Studio, University of Sheffield (EN)

1114 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 2: Devonshire Green

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Devonshire Green is a small public open space at 53.3789°N 1.4783°W within Sheffield city centre in South Yorkshire, England. It covers an area of approximately 9000 square metres and is designated as a district park by Sheffield City Council. It stands in the Devonshire Quarter of the city centre, bordered on its four sides by Devonshire Street, Fitzwilliam Street, Eldon Street and Wellington Street. It is the only large green space in the city centre.

Wikipedia: Devonshire Green (EN)

569 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: Saint Matthew's Church

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St Matthew's Church, more usually known as St Matthew's Carver Street, is situated on Carver Street in the centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is a Grade II listed building located at grid reference SK351871. The church is part of the Anglo-Catholic movement.

Wikipedia: St Matthew's Church, Sheffield (EN)

164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Sheffield War Memorial

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The Sheffield War Memorial also known as Sheffield Cenotaph, is a Grade II* listed war memorial located at Barker's Pool, Sheffield, standing to the south of Sheffield City Hall, which is also Grade II* listed.

Wikipedia: Sheffield War Memorial (EN)

120 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Sheffield City Hall

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Sheffield City Hall is a Grade II* listed building in Sheffield, England in Barker's Pool, one of the city's central squares. It was built and is owned by Sheffield City Council but is now managed by the Sheffield City Trust, under a 99-year lease and is operated by Sheffield International Venues as a venue for concerts and other events in its various rooms.

Wikipedia: Sheffield City Hall (EN), Website

312 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Peace Gardens

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The Peace Gardens are an inner city square in Sheffield, England.

Wikipedia: Peace Gardens (EN)

191 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Millennium Gallery

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Millennium Gallery Andy Brown / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Millennium Gallery is an art gallery and museum in the centre of Sheffield, England. Opened in April 2001 as part of Sheffield's Heart of the City project, it is located in the city centre close to the mainline station, the Central Library and Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University, and Sheffield Theatres. Designed by architects Pringle Richards Sharratt, the building is primarily made from concrete and glass, with a series of galleries extending from a central avenue, which connects Arundel Gate with Sheffield Winter Garden. In 2011, the gallery was listed as the 15th most-visited free attraction in the country by Visit England. It is managed by Museums Sheffield.

Wikipedia: Millennium Gallery (EN), Website

123 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Graves Art Gallery

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Graves Art Gallery

Graves Art Gallery is an art gallery in Sheffield, England. The gallery is located above the Central Library in Sheffield city centre. It houses permanent displays from the city’s historic and contemporary collection of British and European art along with a programme of temporary exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Graves Art Gallery (EN), Website

154 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: The Lyceum Theatre

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The Lyceum is a 1,068-seat theatre in the City of Sheffield, England.

Wikipedia: Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield (EN)

182 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Upper Chapel

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Upper Chapel is a Unitarian chapel on Norfolk Street in Sheffield City Centre. It is a member of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, the umbrella organisation for British Unitarians. The Chapel is Grade II listed.

Wikipedia: Upper Chapel (EN)

121 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Cathedral Church of Saint Marie

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The Cathedral Church of St Marie is the Roman Catholic cathedral in Sheffield, England. It lies in a slightly hidden location, just off Fargate shopping street, but signals its presence with a 195 feet (59 m) spire, the tallest in Sheffield. It is an especially fine example of an English Roman Catholic Cathedral, with much fine interior decoration. Re-ordering of the Sanctuary following the Second Vatican Council, has been sensitive. There are several particularly notable side altars, as well as historic statues and painted tiles.

Wikipedia: Cathedral Church of St Marie, Sheffield (EN)

65 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

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The Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse is a studio theatre that forms part of the Sheffield Theatres complex in Sheffield, England. The theatre, which was opened in 1971, is situated in the same building as the Crucible Theatre and holds a maximum capacity of 400 people. The present artistic director is Rob Hastie.

Wikipedia: Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse (EN)

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Victoria Hall

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Victoria Hall is a Methodist place of worship situated on Norfolk Street in Sheffield city centre. It is the most important Methodist building in Sheffield and it is a Grade II listed building. It is a large many roomed building which stands between the side streets of Chapel Walk and George Street. Although the main entrance to the church is on Norfolk Street, there is a separate administration entrance on Chapel Walk.

Wikipedia: Victoria Hall, Sheffield (EN)

85 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: The Crucible

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The Crucible Crucible Theatre / PD

The Crucible Theatre, or simply The Crucible, is a theatre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England which opened in 1971. It hosts regular theatrical performances and the annual World Snooker Championship, which has been held at the venue since 1977. The theatre's name refers to crucible steel, which was developed in Sheffield in 1740 and drove the industrialisation of the city. In May 2022 plans were unveiled to build a new 3,000-seat venue nearby with a bridge connecting the two buildings.

Wikipedia: Crucible Theatre (EN)

290 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Fitzalan Square

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Fitzalan Square is a municipal square situated in the city centre of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. The present day square is one of the busiest areas of the city centre, with traffic and pedestrians continually moving through the area. It has a Sheffield Supertram stop and a taxi rank.

Wikipedia: Fitzalan Square (EN)

233 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: The National Videogame Museum

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The National Videogame Museum is located in Sheffield, England and exhibits contemporary and historic video games.

Wikipedia: National Videogame Museum (United Kingdom) (EN), Website

341 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 17: Sheffield Cathedral

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The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield, also known as Sheffield Cathedral, is the cathedral church for the Church of England diocese of Sheffield, England. Originally a parish church, it was elevated to cathedral status when the diocese was created in 1914. Sheffield Cathedral is one of five Grade I listed buildings in the city, along with the Town Hall, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, and the parish churches at Ecclesfield and Bradfield.

Wikipedia: Sheffield Cathedral (EN), Website, Heritage Website


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