Sheffield is part of South Yorkshire, England, a city named after the River Sheaf. Sheffield?s main industry is steel, stainless steel and crucible were developed here. Most of Sheffield?s area is green space and there are 250 parks, gardens and woodlands in the city. The urban area maintains around 2 million trees, making it the greenest city in Europe.
The landscape of Sheffield is made of valleys, five rivers and hillsides where you can view the city centre and outwards toward the surrounding countryside. There is a wide variety of habitat, more than any city in the United Kingdom. Sheffield offers parklands, woodlands, moors, meadows, agricultural and arable land. Six venues within Sheffield are reserved for scientific interests. Not surprisingly, there are several nature inspired attractions in Sheffield, such as the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, The Botanical Gardens, and the Sheffield Winter Garden.
Visitors and locals enjoy the Crucible Theatre, located on Norforlk Street, which stages some excellent productions. Voted the best regional theatre for two years in a row, Crucible offers great views anywhere within the auditorium, they show everything from classical music concerts to populist musicals and works by Samuel Beckett. There are other popular theatres and cinemas in Sheffield such as the Lyceum Theatre and the Penistone Paramount Cinema.
Sheffield is a hilly area and some suburbs are more difficult to reach than others. The best way to get around Sheffield is by means of their public bus system. Buy a day or week?s saver ticket to get discounts on bus fare. A SuperTram also services city routes but they do not go to many areas. But you can use the SuperTram to visit major attractions such as shopping areas, cinemas, restaurants, the city centre, hotels, University of Sheffield and the city?s football venue. Taxis are also available.