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5 Place-To-Visit From Sheffield

Are you at Sheffield and wondering what to do this weekend? Or are you visiting friend/family there and have a few extra days in hand and wish to see some of the stunning surroundings without sacrificing bonding-time? Then this is the perfect post for you! Read on to discover 5 stunning places within 1 hour from Sheffield.

1. Chesterfield

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Crooked Spire Church @ atlasobscura.com
  • Distance from Sheffield: Approx. 30 mins. by car
  • Go for: 800 year old open air market and its unique Crooked Spire Church

2. Swaledale

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Richmond Castle @ @iamgennalouiseida
  • Distance from Sheffield: Approx. 35-40 mins.
  • Go for:Richmond Castle and meadows, waterfalls, mountains and moorland.

3. Peak District

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Rolling hills of Peak District… @ mirror.co.uk

 

  • Distance from Sheffield: Approx. 50 mins.
  • Go for: Rolling hills, vast moorlands & absolute tranquility.

4. Wensleydale

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A hidden water fall… @littlemamagoose
  • Distance from Sheffield: Approx. 35-40 mins.
  • Go for: Quaint villages, hidden waterfalls, mesmerising valleys.

5. Castleton

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Winnats Pass @fastpacker
  • Distance from Sheffield: Approx. 35-40 mins
  • Go for: Caves (including Blue John Mine), amazing landscape & Winnats Pass.
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5 Top-Things To Do In & Around Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is Scotland’s hilly capital with a medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town. It is famous for its landscape, beautiful gardens and classic buildings. Edinburg is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking landscapes and places to visit. Whether you visit Edinburg for a day or more, this list is going to keep you very, very busy in the most happy way!

No.5 – Checkout the Scottish Crown Jewels at Edinburgh Castle!

The Edinburgh Castle looms large over the city of Edinburgh and a marvelous architecture on its own. However, I want you to visit this castle not for its history or architecture but to see the the Scottish Crown Jewels, which are too striking to be considered ‘another royal jewellery’. Don’t forget to look at the famous ‘Stone of Destiny’, which was used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. For further details on the crown jewels and about Edinburgh Castle read edinburghcastle.gov.uk &

Scotish Crown Jewels
Scottish Crown Jewel @ gemologytidbits.com

No.4 – Visit the Kelpies

The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures which has become famous for their uniqueness & exquisite craftsmanship. It is in The Helix & 54 mins drive from Edinburg.

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The Kelpies @ dailymail.co.uk

No.3 – Experience Authentic Scotch Whiskey 😉

Hah! Can’t be in your list if your are a kid or don’t drink… but for everyone else downing a good dose of authentic scotch should be a priority! Even if you don’t drink do visit a distillery just to see how it is done and the huge varieties available. You can check out Diageo Claive Vidiz Scotch Whisky Collection, the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whiskies. For further details click the link.

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Experience Scotch Whiskey @ visitscotland.com

No.2 – Walk The Ancients Castles & Cathedrals!

Scotland has some of the most intriguing and majestic castles & cathedrals in the world & with  centuries of history behind it you are bound to find the most intriguing stories being told as you visit this magnificent structures with its stone walls,tall turrets and acres of ground. Mind you, Edinburgh and its neighbouring areas is a treasure trove for castle visitors!

St. Andrews Cathedral
St. Andrews Cathedral @ scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk

No.1 – Marvel The Scottish Highlands

Top in your list should be a visit to the Scottish Highlands. If you are in Scotland and have not visited the Scottish highlands then… what the hell were you doing?!! MUST!

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Scottish Highlands @ bloomberg.com

Thats all for today folks! I will follow-up in details in my subsequents posts, so keep visiting!

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