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Moving to South Yorkshire
If you are planning a move in South Yorkshire and want urban living, head to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham or Doncaster. However, if a rural retreat is more to your taste there are a number of villages and towns that many would find appealing.
The county’s vibrant centres are cultural hubs and home to many shops, restaurants, schools and leisure facilities. If you like to get outdoors the Peak District National Park sits to the west of South Yorkshire and many residents enjoy weekends filled with hiking, climbing and cycling. However, wherever you live in South Yorkshire, the museums, canals, and architecture all echo the county’s strong industrial heritage.
The city of Sheffield has a huge variety of property to suit all budgets. It is rated one of the happiest cities to work in throughout the UK. Just outside of Sheffield is Ecclesall; an area popular with families and home to a number of good schools, independent stores and cafes.
Barnsley is a lively town which is ideally located halfway between Sheffield and Leeds. Although the town centre is a thriving hub, the outskirts present some of the most beautiful landscapes seen in the UK. On the outskirts of Barnsley is the market town of Penistone. On the edge of the Peak District, living in Penistone is ideal for those who love the outdoors but want to be within touching distance of a busy town.
According to the BBC Doncaster has the best food market in the country. Along with a town centre which is perfect for those who need a retail fix the villages of Bessacarr, Sprotbrough and Adwick-Le-Street present a slower pace of life.
Rotherham is a historic own currently undergoing a lengthy renovation project. It is a very popular residential area and is home to residents from all walks of life including professionals, families, and young couples. For rural living, the villages surrounding Rotherham benefit from beautiful countryside but easy access to the M1 – the best of both worlds.
South Yorkshire Removals
If you are moving home and are looking for removals or storage in South Yorkshire, look no further than Britannia Appleyards. Located in Rotherham, the family-run business (which has been in operation since the 1800’s) is ready to make your move stress-free. Get in touch today for a free no obligation quote.
Days Out in South Yorkshire
As you can imagine, South Yorkshire is rich with attractions for residents and visitors of all ages. Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Old Cantley is home to 400 different animals. From lions and polar bears to meerkats and monkeys, YWP is one of the best zoos in the country. Most of the animals at the park are endangered or threatened and the zoo works closely with charities to conserve endangered species in the wild and captivity.
If animals are still top of the list, Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley is very popular. The farm opened in 1989 and is now home to a plethora of farmyard animals, including cheeky llamas. There are a number of seasonal events on throughout the year and the new-borns in the spring bring visitors in their droves.
In Sheffield is Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. Actors bring the 18th century hamlet to life and visitors get to see what life was like at a rural scythe and steelworks. Visiting the Victorian attraction teaches guests all about South Yorkshire’s industrial heritage.
Going back in time even further is Coinsbrough Castle. The medieval fortification was built in the 11th century by the Earl of Surrey after the Normal conquest of England in 1066. The views over Coinsbrough from the castle are stunning and visitors can explore the castle and get involved in 12th century life.
Other popular South Yorkshire attractions include Brodsworth Hall, Kelham Island Museum and Elsecar Heritage Centre.
If you would like more information about removals in South Yorkshire, then get in touch with Britannia Appleyards for a free no obligation quote or to discuss your move. Alternatively, use the Get a Quote box above to get an idea of costs.