Sheffield Christmas day trips 2023: 11 of the best nearby towns and villages for a December day trip

Whether you're after independent shops in which to find unique gifts, traditional pubs where you can cosy up in front of a roaring fire or pretty countryside walks, you're spoilt for choice.

There's lots happening in Sheffield this winter.

But for those looking to venture a bit further afield in the run-up to Christmas, there is no shortage of charming towns and villages just a short journey away to choose from.

Whether you're after independent shops in which to find unique gifts, traditional pubs where you can cosy up in front of a roaring fire or pretty countryside walks, you're spoilt for choice.

There are also plenty of things for children and adults to do on Sheffield's doorstep, from exploring castles and caves in the Peak District to visiting the birthplace of the industrial revolution or taking a picturesque canal boat trip.

We've picked some of the best towns and villages to visit on a day trip from Sheffield, all of which can be reached in around an hour or less by car, train or bus.