The rural areas around the Steel City are full of pretty villages – perfect for anyone seeking a retreat from the hectic daily grind.
As Friday, March 17, marked the launch of English Tourism Week – an annual campaign to celebrate the country’s best tourist attractions and hidden gems – here we have compiled a list of some of the best villages you can visit that are close to Sheffield.
Hathersage - one of the best villages near Sheffield. Photo: Mike Waistell
2. Thorpe Salvin
Thorpe Salvin, between Worksop and Harthill, contains the ruins of Thorpe Hall - it has a church, St Peter's, and a pub called the Parish Oven. Photo: Rachel Atkins
Hathersage is another Peak District gem - again it is well-connected with a railway station on the Hope Valley line. Robin Hood's sidekick Little John is reputed to be buried here, it inspired parts of Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre, and today is home to the David Mellor cutlery factory, shop, design gallery and café. Photo: Mike Waistell
4. Low Bradfield
Low Bradfield - the sister village of nearby High Bradfield - is within the boundary of the city of Sheffield, just over six miles away from the city centre. It has a cricket pitch and a café/art shop called The Schoolrooms and Flask End - a village shop, tearoom and Post Office that is pictured here on the right. Photo: Gary Longbottom