Known the world over as “The Steel City”, Sheffield was known for its industry in the 1900’s and remains a city of innovation to this day. The smoking chimney stacks are no more and instead it’s a green, modern city set against the stunning Peak District National Park.

The city has a friendly and alternative spirit that you won’t find in many other cities, alongside a thriving cultural scene which boasts award-winning theatre, beer, music, festivals, street art and so much more.

Believe it or not, a third of Sheffield actually sits within the awe-inspiring Peak District National Park, which makes some people call it the Outdoor City. This makes for a really unique city lifestyle, meaning you can play out in Sheffield's glorious outdoors during the day and enjoy all the comfort and vibrancy of a cosmopolitan city by night- the best of both worlds!

Runners and walkers love the city's moors, ancient woods and winding valleys. Rock enthusiasts know it as the country's climbing capital. Sheffield could be called the Rome of the North as it is also built on seven hills meaning fun and challenges for road cyclists and mountain bikers alike!

The Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, Def Leppard, The Human League (to name a few) all hail from Sheffield, it’s no coincidence that Sheffield enjoys a thriving local music scene. In fact, according to a report carried out by Sensoria and the University of Sheffield, the city boasts 465 active bands, 65 recording studios and 69 venues- making it one of the UK's leading 'Music Cities'.