Offering a cultural blend of old and new, Sheffield is a city which is ideal for a short break away. Known for its steel production, the city can offer you a glimpse into its past through museums and historical sights, while still having plenty of activities on offer to keep you entertained.
This proud city located in South Yorkshire takes its name from the river that runs through it – the Sheaf. Hiring a car can help you make the most of this thriving city, and the wider Yorkshire region which is home to many more impressive sights.
Those visiting Sheffield will be pleased to learn that we charge no cancellation or amendment fees,* and that our 24-hour rental helpline provides complete peace-of-mind throughout your vehicle hire period. There are no hidden extras to pay and we won’t charge you for using a credit card.
*when the booking is cancelled within seven days of being made.
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Address:1 Parkway Drive,
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With the Peak District to the west and the Lincolnshire Wolds to the far east, it’s no surprise that Sheffield is a ideally located for exploring these areas of beauty. If you’re wanting to pack up your hire car and go exploring the Peak District, you’ll need to take the A621 southbound. But, if you’re looking to head east, you’ll need to travel via the A1(M) and the M18 to reach the Lincolnshire Wolds – it takes around one and 40 minutes to get there from the heart Sheffield. You may even want to consider visiting both if you have time.
If you’re heading to Sheffield for a business trip or relaxing break, there are a number of scenic drives you may like to try out. The Derwent Dams, via the A57, is one of the most popular. Vast swathes of serene moorland give way to babbling streams and thick woodland as the reservoirs of Ladybower, Derwent and Howden roll by your windows. Park up at King’s Tree to marvel at the astounding view below.
If you’re wanting to experience more of the incredible Yorkshire region, major cities like Leeds and York can be reached by following the M1 northbound; Hull can be reach by following the M18 to the east and to the northwest along the A629 is Huddersfield.
Driving in and around Sheffield is, like driving across the UK as a whole, a pleasurable experience. Speed limits on British roads are 60mph on single-carriageways and 70mph on dual-carriageways. If you’re driving through built-up areas, you will most likely be driving to a limit as low as 30 or 20 mph.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Sheffield is a colourful mix of sporting passion, heavy industry, a homespun music scene and innovative cultural endeavours. Here are a few more reasons this fantastic South Yorkshire city is well worth a visit.
If you’re looking for a dose of compelling history in a city where the people are proud of their heritage, you’ve come to the right place. Sheffield is full of
venues that celebrate the stories that make it great and invite visitors to lose themselves in the past.
Take, for example, the Kelham Island Museum, which is situated in the city’s oldest industrial district on a 900-year-old manmade island. Opened in 1982 to tell Sheffield’s important industrial story, Kelham Island Museum is a treasure trove of exhibits from the Victorian times, through the heat of the Industrial Revolution to today.
If truly immersing yourself in lives of times gone by appeals, you should also visit Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. A ‘living’ museum that houses Grade I and II listed buildings. This extraordinary place explores the domestic side of the Industrial Revolution, as well as the hard labour itself.
Local people are understandably proud of Sheffield’s inner city gardens and parklands. The city is one of the UK’s greenest and the sheer number of trees planted here is something visitors often comment on.
Gardeners, or those who simply enjoy the serenity of green spaces, should head to Sheffield Botanical Gardens, which opened in 1836 on what was once farmland. As well as being a place for the cultivation of weird and wonderful plants from around the globe, the gardens also provide a center for theatrical and musical performances, as well as visual art events and floral festivals.
Another horticultural attraction that has put Sheffield on the map for green-fingered folk is the award-winning Winter Garden, which stands by the city’s Peace Garden near the center of town. Home to a staggering 2,500 varieties of plant from around the world this temperate glasshouse is one of the country’s largest and the perfect place to escape the clamor of city life for a short time.
There’s an atmosphere of fun and possibility about this city that’s hard to resist. Those searching for great places to eat and drink won’t need to look far. From tasty street food to independent delis selling locally sourced preserves, pastries and produce, through upmarket restaurants for the romantically inclined, Sheffield has it all.
Shoppers too will find much to tempt them. Head west from the city center to the Devonshire Quarter. This is a sophisticated area packed with award-winning boutiques and fashionable faces.
The Peak District National Park covers around 555 square miles, stretching from Holmfirth in the north, to Matlock and Leek in the south, and Stockport to the west. Sheffield lies on the eastern border of the park, close to Derwent Water, one of the area’s prize attractions. The Upper Derwent Visitor Centre is around 13 miles from Sheffield and a great place from which to discover the area, whether you’re into hiking, walking, water sports or wildlife watching.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.