Sheffield day trips: 11 of the loveliest villages to visit near Sheffield, including Hathersage and Elsecar

Sheffield is perfectly situated to explore the beautiful countryside surrounding the Steel City, with the Peak District on your doorstep.

There are plenty of charming villages to visit which are only a short drive, train journey or bike ride from Sheffield city centre, and ideal for anyone wanting to swap the buzz of city life for something a bit calmer.

Below are some of the best villages you can visit which are close to Sheffield, beloved for their great views, scenic walks, independent shops and friendly pubs, among other things.

One boasts one of the UK’s most stunning open air pools, another is steeped in literary history, while a third is famed for its industrial heritage, with a piece of locomotive history you can’t see anywhere else in the world.

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