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South Yorkshire | Free Guide Book

South Yorkshire, England
By UK Travel Guides

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South Yorkshire tends to be overlooked as a tourist venue, but this is a region of great age and antiquity and, in many places, real beauty, both natural and man-made. Sheffield claims to be England’s greenest city, and the wild open spaces of the Pennine moorlands of the Peak District National Park roll right up to its western boundaries.

Sheffield’s prosperity is founded on steel and, in particular, cutlery, and though there are few ancient buildings in England’s fourth- largest city to explore, there is a wealth of museums and galleries on offer to the visitor. To the north of Sheffield is Barnsley, whose prosperity comes from the rich seams of coal that have been exploited in the local area. Meanwhile, to the east lies Rotherham, where iron ore has been mined and smelted since the 12th century. While its wealth is certainly based upon metal, Rotherham i...
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