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 Aura: 80Reviews: 562011-08-24 09:24:21
Sheffield is a city often called the largest village in Great Britain . It is situated in the north-eastern part of the country. The city Sheffield has about 447,000 inhabitants.

Historical background of the city of knives

Since the 14th century, the city has been well-known for producing high-quality cutting tools. At the beginning of the industrial revolution, the city began to grow rapidly and the number of inhabitants increased considerably. In 1894, Sheffield gained the status of a city. In the 70s and 80s of the 20th century, the industry and began to decline as well as the city itself.

The greenest city of England

Sheffield offers many unique monuments. Near the railway station, you can visit the Cultural Industries Quarter with many clubs and galleries. The Town Hall situated in the center of Sheffield is definitely worth seeing as it is the cultural pearl of the city. In its vicinity, you can see the metal statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and smithery that commemorates the steel-making industry. The Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul is located north of the Town Hall. The Cutler´s Hall, the third largest palace in the city, is just behind the corner from the cathedral. The palace used to be owned by the knife-making guild and today, you can find an exhibition dedicated to the craft of making knives there. South of the Town Hall, there is the pedestrian zone Moo Quarter with many shops. Other places of interest in the city include the Peaceful Gardens with fountains and the Winter Garden. There are several museums, such as the Vity Museum or the Kelham Island Museum. The exhibitions are dedicated to the local industry. You should also pay a visit to the triangle-shaped quarter dedicated to cultural industry. There are many musical and film facilities. Sheffield is considered the greenest city of England , which is not exaggerating at all as more than 2 million trees grow there. The city as if vanishes in greenery and that is how it got its nickname the largest village of England.

Cities around

Sheffield (0km)Rotherham (9km)Chapeltown (9km)Aston (11km)Wentworth (11km)Hathersage (14km)Todwick (14km)Wortley (13km)Hellaby (16km)

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