Sheffield Blonk Street
Sheffield’s heyday was during the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, when smoke and steam-belching foundries and forges created the landscape of ‘Dark Satanic mills’. The steel is still there, but nowadays in the shape of scaffolding and cranes, trams, and sculptures, as well as the high-rise office blocks that dominate the business district.
‘Sheffield Steel’ may still be a guarantee of quality, but this historic city has wholeheartedly embraced the modern world, and is now a world-class metropolis. Urban renewal projects and sheer hard work have renewed and rejuvenated the city, and as well as the old established museums and galleries you’ll now find a buzzing nightlife and smart new shopping malls.
There are two major universities based in Sheffield, and these have helped drive the new industries which are more knowledge-based, such as IT, shopping and customer services.
To explore all that Sheffield has to offer, leave your car at the centrally located NCP Sheffield car park at Blonk Street and you’ll be ideally placed for getting around on foot.
Massive redevelopments are taking place in Sheffield, and the mix of new and old has created a fascinating combination which attracts increasing numbers of visitors throughout the year. With excellent public transport networks, you’ll have everything in place for a most enjoyable visit.
Holiday Inn Parking
Holiday Inn, in Sheffield’s city centre, is an ultra-modern hotel situated on the riverside and just 10 minutes’ walk from the railway station. With the nearest tram stop also just along the road, visitors have quick and easy access to attractions such as the Millennium Gallery, Kelham Island Museum, and the Winter Garden. There are also many shops and restaurants close by, and NCP’s Blonk Street car park in Sheffield is within easy walking distance.