Leave site at Staveley travel 14 miles north to Sheffield via A619 for 4 miles at roundabout 4th exit A61 for 10 miles into town and visit the Meadowhall shopping Centre just out of the city a complex with all the major retailers.
Once a major steel production City in the 19th century but went into decline in the 1970s and 80s due the purchasing of steel products outside the UK, causing the industry to collapse. This also coincided with the collapse of Coal Mining in the area.
The Heart of the City Project was put into force to bring the City Centre back from decline, having some success in the building of the Sheffield Arena, now known as the Motorpoint Arena, a venue for concerts and sporting events. Other parts of the projects were the Don Valley Sports Stadium, the Ponds Forge swimming and leisure centre, the Millennium Art Galleries, and the Winter Gardens, being the largest temperate greenhouse in the UK with over 2000 plants.
Sheffield City is located on the River Don within the valleys of the Rivers Don, Loxley, Porter Brook, Rivelin and Sheaf in the Cities green space areas, with over 200 parks, woodland and gardens with around two and half million trees, lying in the Peak District National Park. The City as fine examples of Victorian era Gothic Revial Architecture, being the Town Hall set in the Peace Gardens, St Pauls Church and Tower and the Sheffield Station in Sheaf Square. Other points of interest are The Workhouse, Manor Lodge and Sheffield Park and House and many more.
Resume journey 10 miles northwest, travel A61 for 7 miles at roundabout 2nd exit A630 for 3 miles into Rotherham.
In South Yorkshire and on the side of the River Don with a mix of new shopping centres and the old 16th century Victorian buildings of historic heritage architecture, housing many major retailers and businesses.
There are many points of interest in the town including the 1483 Rotherham Bridge, which crosses the River Don abd is known as the Bridge Chapel a fine architectural structure. The 1895 Clifton Park Museum with many exhibits of decorative fine art including Rockingham Pottery and coins and medals, the 15th century grade I listed structure Minster Church All Saints, surrounded by landscaped lawns with medieval woodwork and carvings plus the many stained glass windows.