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Hi,

My first contribution to wikitravel. Having lived in Sheffield I think the climbing should be more emphasized. There are a lot of climbing gyms in Sheffield and the Peak district is very close. The quality of the climbing and the ease of access makes Sheffield quite unique - Erik

Please plunge forward and add the information under the 'Do' section. However, facilities that are outside Sheffield should be listed on their specific article, though they can be referred to in the Sheffield 'Get out' section - eg Mountain village - X kms from Sheffield - offers excellent climbing opportunities. WindHorse 22:38, 28 December 2006 (EST)

Districts

Can anyone who knows Sheffield glance over the Districts section and confirm that that's a good way to break up the city? Most of them haven't been created yet, but those red links are alluring, so it would pay to set it up well from the start rather than have to reshuffle everything later. It's often most helpful if there's a map to assist in the breaking up of the districts. – cacahuate talk 19:28, 9 July 2007 (EDT)

Are there really enough attractions at the likes of Victoria Quays to have separate articles? Nurg 23:18, 8 August 2009 (EDT)
I got the same impression when I looked at this article yesterday—a few too many. Do you have any suggestions as to how to combine them? --Peter Talk 10:15, 9 August 2009 (EDT)
I don't know whether there is justification for having district articles at all. They could all be merged into the main article and it would hardly be any bigger. Eleven districts - all of them red links, stubs or containing trivia - is ludicrous. Nurg 07:04, 12 August 2009 (EDT)
Ah, I hadn't checked the actual blue links—there's little to no content in any of them. I think merging them back into the main article, and getting rid of the districts section, is a good idea. Then lets move the old districts list, sans links, to this talk page for reference. --Peter Talk 12:37, 12 August 2009 (EDT)
yes, good idea. Nurg 08:03, 13 August 2009 (EDT)

OK, here it is for reference.

  • Heart of the City. Architecturally magnificent area of Sheffield City Centre, containing the Central library and Graves art gallery, Millennium Galleries, Millennium Square, Peace Gardens, Tudor Square and the Sheffield theatres, Winter Gardens, Town Hall, and a wealth of shops on Pinstone Street.
  • Victoria Quays. Rejuvenated quayside area just North of the City Centre.
  • Sheaf Square. Fantastic new gateway to the city, adjacent to Midland station. The cascading fountains and steel blade waterfall sculpture look magnificent, especially when illuminated at night.
  • Fargate. The city's main shopping street, impressive architecture lines this broad pedestrianised street, home to the council-backed Sheffield markets and the continental market, serving a delicious wealth of European cuisine.
  • The West End. Dubbed so by poet John Betjamin, The West End reaches from Glossop Road, past the University of Sheffield, up to Weston Park and the museum, and to the trendy student suburb that is Broomhill.
  • Devonshire Quarter. Stylish area stuffed to bursting with boutiques and outlets, as well as pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants. As well as the thriving Devonshire Street there is also the recently built West One complex which contains several bars, restaurants and shops.
  • Ecclesall. The area reaching down from the leafy suburb itself with its imposing church, down through the bustling Banner Cross and Hunters Bar areas, and down to Collegiate campus of Sheffield Hallam University, with decent shopping and a buzzing nightlife.
  • London Road. Home to Sheffield's burgeoning Chinese population as well as long established Pakistani, Italian and Polish communities, the multi cultural cuisine and the lights of London Road are hard to resist.
  • Dore. Picturesque suburb of Sheffield between Ecclesall and Chancet Woods, where the Sheaf and Hope Valley edges brush up against each other providing outstanding natural beauty and a base for some great walks. Home to the fantastic Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, and only 10 minutes South of Midland Station on the train.
  • Don Valley. Area of Industrial magnificence, as well as some brilliant attractions, the Ski Village, Kelham Island museum, and Don Valley Stadium to name a few. A walk down the river or the canal provides an unrivalled insight into Industrial Britain
  • Meadowhall. One of the largest shopping centres in Europe, every retail name thinkable has an outlet here. Easily reachable by bus, train, or tram (yellow and purple route services to Meadowhall).

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