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When Sheffield’s steel industry was at its height in the nineteenth century, the pollution generated by the factories meant that suburban developers took to the surrounding hills to create places to live, breathe and enjoy—and the best things to do in Sheffield slowly took shape.
These days, those central old factories house Sheffield’s thriving arts, cultural and culinary destinations. Venture hillside for parks, gardens, independent shops, restaurants and bars. There’s a symmetry to Sheffield’s industrial past and cultural present that’s more distinctive than in most cities. Those Victorian suburban parks helped it become one of our greenest cities while its cultural revival makes it one of our most interesting.
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