Created as a county in 1972, South Yorkshire is one of the jewels of Northern England. As one of England’s metropolitan counties, South Yorkshire has much to offer in terms of surrounding cities, countryside and tourist attractions.
Lying on the East side of the Pennines, South Yorkshire encompasses the settlements of Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster. Whilst previously, these cities have been associated with industrial manufacturing and market towns; regeneration over the years has completely transformed these areas. Today South Yorkshire celebrates its vibrant cities famous for their music scene, tourist attractions (including South Yorkshire Wildlife Park and South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum), and their brilliant sense of humour. As such, numerous people have started to flock to South Yorkshire, where Sheffield is now recognised as the 10th most populous conurbation in the UK.
South Yorkshire also has much to offer in terms of location. It is home to numerous heritage and national trust sites (Brodsworth Hall and Gardens and Wentworth Woodhouse respectively) perfect for a fun day out with the family. Moreover, South Yorkshire is a stone’s throw away from Huddersfield, which boasts beautiful Greenhead and Beaumont Park, as well as the historic hilltop tower Castle Hill.
South Yorkshire is landlocked, bordering stunning walking locations including the Peak District, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and other parts of rural Yorkshire. So whether you fancy a hike in South Yorkshire or beyond, there are fantastic trails for your family to find in the surrounding areas.