The most convenient way to explore the hidden secrets of Sheffield is to rent a car. With a rental car, you can not only experience the ambience of the city, but also explore its surroundings. With Driveboo, you can easily compare different car rental offers and book your rental car directly online. Sheffield is the fourth largest city in the UK, enjoying a picturesque location on the River Don. This industrial hub has a calm backdrop of the Derbyshire Hills which offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for lovers of active holidays.
In Sheffield, you will find a plethora of car hire companies all over the city. You will have no problems finding your dream rental car in any given area. However, if you decide to choose to arrive by plane, you will find a number of car rental companies at the airport.
The nearest airport to Sheffield is Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) located approximately 3 miles from the city center. However, if you want to do some sightseeing along the way and choose an airport located further away from the city, you can choose Manchester Airport (MAN) or Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA). The former is located 43 miles from Sheffield and the latter can be found 47 miles from the city center. Each of these provides car rental desks or offices, from where you can easily pick up a car to use for the duration of your trip.
|Airport||IATA-Code||Distance to the city center||Location of rental car companies|
|Manchester Airport||MAN||43.1 miles||The Car Rental Village|
|Leeds Bradford Airport||LBA||47 miles||Car Rental Center|
|Doncaster Sheffield Airport||DSA||3 miles||Car Rental Center|
|Type of road||Maximum speed in mph||Maximum speed in km/h|
|Motorway||70 mph||112 km/h|
|Built-up areas||30 mph||48 km/h|
|Single carriageway||60 mph||96 km/h|
After a cultural and industrial trip around Sheffield, it is time to explore what the surrounding region holds in store. The following table includes a list of interesting places that can be found in the vicinity of the city. The distance to each place is specified below:
|Destination||Distance by car in miles||Distance by car in kilometres||Time|
|Worksop||20.6 miles||34 km||34 min|
|Clumber Park||23.8 miles||37 km||38 min|
|Mister Straw's House||20.3 miles||33 km||34 min|
|Peak District National Park||5.2 miles||8 km||15 min|
|Chesterfield||13.2 miles||21 km||30 min|
|Lincolnshire Wolds||82.8 miles||133 km||1 h 38 min|
The church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, and was completed at the beginning of the 11th century. It has all characteristic features qualifying it as a late-Gothic building. Certain elements of the church were added in later centuries; for example, the main tower dates back to the 18th century.
Erected in 1832, Cutler’s Hall was the headquarters of the Company of Cutlers. The building features all neo-classic style elements. Inside, tourists will find an extensive collection of silverware. Some exhibits date back to 1773.
Located near the charming precincts of Orchard Square and Fargate, the Town Hall will be a great starting point for many attractions in the city. It is in a convenient location, near many interesting restaurants, cafeterias, shops, and entertainment venues. The neo-Renaissance building was completed in 1897 and enlarged on two occasions – in 1910 and in 1923.
This building combines the remains of a construction from the second half of the 12th century and a small chapel erected in this place in 1660. Worship services are still conducted inside this charming edifice. In front of the abbey, you will find a small garden ideal for a relaxing stroll.
A small wooden house dates back to the 15th century. Inside, you will find an extensive exhibition that will bring you closer to the history of the Tudor and Stuart periods. There are also many cultural events hosted inside Bishop’s House Museum.