What’s close by?

What’s close by?
5th March 2021 Elizabeth Percy

Peak District

Beginning at the westerly border of the city and stretching out across the Pennines- England’s backbone of hills- you can find the Peak District National Park; Britain’s first and most visited National Park. The Peak District is excellent for many outdoor activities being popular with hikers, mountain bikers, and rock climbers. It is one of Britain’s finest rock climbing locations and has an international reputation, with some of the hardest rock climbs in the UK on its gritstone and limestone edges. There are bookable activities including air and water sports. Go for a stroll or have an adventure: the choice is yours!

Millennium Gallery & Winter Gardens

Opened in 2001, the Millennium Gallery is a modern concrete and glass construction housing the Ruskin Collection; art, plaster casts, minerals, books, manuscripts and coins of the eminent Victorian Scholar John Ruskin. It also contains the Metal Work Collection; a most extensive grouping of Sheffield-made cutlery and hollowware, showcasing examples of excellent design and high quality craftsmanship from the city. There is also the Craft and Design Gallery; a temporary exhibition space that hosts major touring exhibitions with national partners like the V&A and Tate. Adjoining the Millennium Gallery is Sheffield’s Winter Gardens, a magnificent 21m high urban glasshouse providing home to more than 2000 plants from around the world.