South Yorkshire

You'll find jaw-dropping scenery, cities steeped in industrial heritage and hidden market towns in equal measures in South Yorkshire. Hop on an imaginary stagecoach to historical inns in regal Doncaster. Rock climbers and walkers enjoy Peak District National Park escarpments and vales. Pause at market towns and hamlets for windmills, old churches and country pubs. Novelties like steam railways, model villages and science centres keep little visitors to this Yorkshire and Humber county amused for hours. Don't miss cosmopolitan Sheffield's glasshouse gardens, art galleries and cathedral chapels.

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Explore the great outdoors around Barnsley

Explore the great outdoors around Barnsley

Nature-lovers looking for fresh air, exercise and natural beauty can take on adventures big and small in Barnsley.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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Uncover the story of Sheffield’s two Cathedrals

Uncover the story of Sheffield’s two Cathedrals

Hidden behind their austere facades are the intricacies of these storytelling buildings of symbolism, ceremony and life in the city.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Pick up your knife and fork in Sheffield’s Kelham Island

Pick up your knife and fork in Sheffield’s Kelham Island

Take a new twist on ‘Made in Sheffield’ and you’ll see why cutlery still has such an important place in Sheffield’s heart.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Fall in love with historic houses and gardens

Fall in love with historic houses and gardens

Be warned! After a visit to the splendid historic houses and gardens around Barnsley, you may wish to move in and live the life of a lord or lady.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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Be surrounded by beauty on the Trans Pennine Trail

Be surrounded by beauty on the Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail follows scenic routes through spectacular countryside – it’s the perfect day out for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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Awe-inspiring metalwork at the Millennium Gallery

Awe-inspiring metalwork at the Millennium Gallery

See the remarkable skill, craftsmanship and innovation that have made Sheffield famous around the world.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Stay in a quintessentially English village

Stay in a quintessentially English village

The rural beauty of idyllic Bradfield – complete with a medieval church, Norman castle and cosy pubs – will take your breath away.

Location: Bradfield, South Yorkshire

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Shop like a local at marvellous Doncaster Market

Shop like a local at marvellous Doncaster Market

With over 400 stalls spanning everything from speciality cheeses to antique treasures, lively, award-winning Doncaster Market is a must-visit.

Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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Play croquet on the lawns of Brodsworth Hall

Play croquet on the lawns of Brodsworth Hall

Enjoy a quintessential English experience with a game of croquet in the grounds of intriguing Brodsworth Hall, a stately home in Doncaster.

Location: Brodsworth, South Yorkshire

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Enjoy a vintage day out browsing Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter

Enjoy a vintage day out browsing Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter

A flea market with 70 stalls of Retro, Vintage, Arts & Crafts (but no fleas) add even more to Sheffield's Antiques Quarter,

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Unearth the past at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Unearth the past at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Catch a glimpse of what life was like at home and work for the people of Sheffield at this unique 18th century industrial works.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Indulge in beer, baking and the Barnsley Chop

Indulge in beer, baking and the Barnsley Chop

Treat your taste buds in Barnsley, Northern England, an area characterised by food, thriving breweries and award-winning craft ales.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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Discover James Hudson Taylor’s heritage

Discover James Hudson Taylor’s heritage

The British missionary James Hudson Taylor was born in Barnsley – take a trail through the places he lived and preached at.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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See the last operating Vulcan bomber in flight

See the last operating Vulcan bomber in flight

Aviation fans won’t want to miss the Vulcan Experience, a chance to see the world’s last flying Vulcan bomber, here at its original home.

Location: Robin Hood Airport, South Yorkshire

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Explore the past at Elsecar village

Explore the past at Elsecar village

Set within the attractive conservation village of Elsecar is Elsecar Heritage Centre, a unique attraction and a working hub of industry to explore.

Location: Elsecar, South Yorkshire

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Cycle in the picturesque green spaces of Sheffield

Cycle in the picturesque green spaces of Sheffield

The city of Sheffield offers plenty of green space for nature lovers, not to mention the Peak District National Park.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Pet a pony and cuddle a calf at Cannon Hall Farm

Pet a pony and cuddle a calf at Cannon Hall Farm

A day out at Cannon Hall Farm in Yorkshire, near Cawthorne, is perfect for animal-loving families and there’s no better time to go than in spring.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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Enjoy a family stay in a 14th century house in the Peak District

Enjoy a family stay in a 14th century house in the Peak District

Spend the day ambling around mountains and fells of the Peak District before enjoying a relaxing evening with whole family at The Old Bakehouse.

Location: Hope Valley, Peak District

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Enjoy a slice of authentic Yorkshire countryside

Enjoy a slice of authentic Yorkshire countryside

Visit Penistone, the highest market town in the county. As well as being pretty to look at, there’s plenty to do and delicious food and ales to try.

Location: Penistone, South Yorkshire

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Enjoy 100 days of culture at the Yorkshire Festival

Enjoy 100 days of culture at the Yorkshire Festival

Theatre, art exhibitions, musical performances and a bit of biking; the 100-day marathon that is the Yorkshire Festival has it all.

Location: Yorkshire

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