Sheffield, England


That’s the definitive greeting of merry old England and I took it to heart.

We took the train, modern and restful-to-the travel-weary, to the city of Sheffield, located north of London in Central England, and named after the River Sheaf which runs through the city. It was a surprising treat.


In the 19th century, Sheffield gained an international reputation for steel production which put it on the map during the First World War. There is a museum for history buffs (Ellioto), and a nice cafe’ for those waiting for the history buffs (that would be me!).

The city is surrounded by hills, contains 250 parks, woodlands and gardens within the city, and an estimated 2 million trees, giving Sheffield the highest ratio of trees to people of any city in Europe. The city is wild about sports and is home to the world’s oldest football club (that’s Soccer, you know).

Within the city are two major universities– the largest in England. So nightlife was thriving and we had a taste along with some local music.

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