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Where to pick up your car
The closest car rental brand to Sheffield train station is Hertz – it takes just under 10 mins to walk there (0.6km).
Top car rental brands
The most popular car rental brands in Sheffield are Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Thrifty and Alamo.
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Coldest month: January (3°C)
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Hire a car in Sheffield
George Orwell once branded Sheffield as “the ugliest town in the Old World”.
Thankfully, the city has undergone plenty of reconstruction since Orwell’s time. “Sheffield Steel” was a household name, which made the city rich and established it on the engineering forefront. Today, its student population and urban flare have generated an uncompromising creative outlook.
Still in the process of major redevelopment, one can expect even more changes within the city in the coming years.
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Frequently asked questions
Q. What is the most popular rental length in Sheffield?
A. Six to seven days.
Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Sheffield?
Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Sheffield?
A. Hertz is the cheapest car rental brand in Sheffield, offering cars from just £8 per day.
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A drive away
The ultimate Sheffield road trip
The beginning of our Northern road trip…
Hebden Bridge – 73km
Regarded as one of the quirkiest, coolest and most LGBTQ towns, it is one of the most talked about places in the Calder Valley.
Saltaire Village – 25km
A Victorian model village and UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Sir Titus Salt.
Harrogate Turkish Baths – 32km
The Moorish design of these baths, from painted ceilings to terrazzo floors, are the perfect place to indulge in 19th century glamour.
Hackfall Woods – 28km
During the spring, this peaceful woodland is carpeted with bluebells while birds sing in the trees.
The Forbidden Corner – 21km
A labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and follies, this is a great family outing.
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The best of Sheffield
With a student population of over 61,000 in Sheffield, it's no surprise that chic coffee houses are booming. Head into the city centre and hop between shops to experience the full range of flavors.
Tamper – Not just one of Sheffield’s best coffee stops, Tamper is also a superb breakfast destination. What better way to enjoy an original piping hot brew than with some french toast or chunky bacon.
Upshot Espresso – This place is serious about coffee. The father-and-son business carefully curate the coffee roasts they use and the food they serve. It’s popular with university students and hospital staff, so avoid the lunch time rush.
Motore Cafe – A mobile coffee stall, piggybacked on a resorted van, this tiny mobile cafe sources their coffee from local coffee roasters Pollards and supply a delicious assortment of pastries.
Sheffield is overloaded with vintage shops and quirky boutiques. Whether you’re a collector or a window shopper, there’s some charming gems to keep you browersing.
Record Collector – This is a mecca for music lovers and record collectors. Having been around for four decades, the shop has a vinyl stock of around 50,000 and is one of Sheffield’s cultural cornerstones.
Freshmans Boutique – This was possibly Sheffield’s first vintage-fashion shop, with a love for nostalgia. Here, you will find continuing classic pieces and timeless iconic styles.
Moss and Clover – Looking to bring the outdoors in? This blossoming shop is keen to help you build your interior jungle. Choose from their range of unusual plants - succulents, cacti and forest ferns. They even offers up babysitting services for your beloved greenery.
The craft brew scene in Sheffield is flourishing and there’s a great selection of home town wateingrholes that are a must for visitors looking to experience some classic city vibes.
The Tramshed – This small bar has a big reputation, thanks to a good selection of bottle craft beers and well-liked DJs.The artwork here changes often, just as its menu does.
Picture House Social – Located in the ballroom and billiards room of the notable 1920s Abbeydale Picture House, this is an adored watering hole in Sheffield. No one can deny craft beers, ping-pong and pizza are the trifecta for a good time, and this place has them all, plus, a mini cinema.
The Fat Cat – This friendly neighbourhood pub gets very snug on a busy night, but it adds to the establishment’s cozy atmosphere. Many of the beers served here come from the local Kelham Island Brewery.