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Sheffield is fast becoming one of England’s must-visit Northern cities thanks to its love of art, friendly locals and the fabulous nearby Peak District National Park. Here’s Culture Trip’s guide to the best hotels from which to spend a weekend exploring.
Located slightly outside the city, this spectacular guest house is where people believe Picasso stayed in 1950 while attending the Peace Conference. Today, it’s owned by Scandinavian designer Tiina Carr, whose flair is noticeable throughout. With just eight rooms, each one decorated in its own, simplistic and stylish way, it feels cosy and homely. They’re named after different birds and have the kind of magnificent roll-top bathtubs you’ll want to hop in and never leave. The restaurant is friendly and serves a range of treats to suit all taste buds.
This period mansion-turned-boutique hotel is the kind of luxury weekend escape that couples will particularly enjoy thanks to the romantic vibe and nearby Sheffield Botanical Gardens. The extremely comfortable beds make up for the simple decor, as does the satisfying breakfast, which offers plenty of options. Sheffield city centre is accessible by train or bus, or head to the nearby Peak District if you want to enjoy a walk with fantastic views.
The traditional pub here has been built upon to add more guest rooms, and the result is a welcoming, authentic-feeling hotel. Located just at the edge of the Peak District, it’s a prime spot for ramblers and nature enthusiasts – but those who just want some rest and relaxation will benefit, too. A spa treatment room is an added perk of the accommodation, while the hotel can arrange activities such as kayaking and clay pigeon shooting for more active guests. The food in the bistro is delightful, thanks to a varied menu and plenty of local ingredients. Rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, and even have air conditioning for the warmer summer months.