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South Yorkshire – A Stainless reputation in steel

Although the county of South Yorkshire is a fairly new creation (1974), the area itself has a long history, with evidence of inhabitants existing at least 13,000 years ago. Artifacts found in caves at Creswell Crags relate to the late Upper Palaeolithic period, but there are many other prehistoric remains to be found in the area.

South Yorkshire has a history of mining and steel manufacturing industries, although the main industry was coal.

One of the main cities in South Yorkshire is Sheffield, which gained a reputation for producing knives in the 14th century. By the early part of the 17th century, Sheffield was the centre for producing cutlery in England and the name “Stainless Steel” was widely seen.

Reasons to visit South Yorkshire

Places of interest in South Yorkshire include the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield, which is a museum that forms part of a former steel-working site on the River Sheaf (an interesting look at how people lived and worked at that time). Brodsworth Hall, Clifton Park Museum, Conisbrough Castle (12th century), Cusworth Hall (18th century country house), Elsecar Steam Railway, Magna Science Adventure Centre, Monk Bretton Priory, the impressive ruins of Roche Abbey (founded in 1147), Rother Valley Country Park, Wentworth Castle near Barnsley (which is actually a stately home) and Woodlands Model Village north of Doncaster.

Entertainment and Dining in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire offers a good selection of nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, pubs and Inns, and eating places like Alexandra’s Café in Rotheram, the Kitchen in Sheffield, Beatson House in Barnsley and Le Bistrot Pierre in Sheffield.

Accommodation in South Yorkshire

Options include Guest Houses, B&Bs, self-catering and camping. Some of the hotels on offer are the Premier Inn in Sheffield City Centre, the Copthorne in Sheffield, the Holiday Inn in Dodworth and Carlton Park Hotel in Rotheram.