If you need destinations to plan to visit either as a tourist visiting England or as UK based traveller then there are certain parts of England that you simply must visit at least once in your lifetime and one of those has to be South Yorkshire.

Most people consider Yorkshire to be an industrial county full of factories and jammed full of houses for the workers but nothing could be further from the truth and South Yorkshire is vastly different to what you can imagine.

Granted the region did grow and become well known for its coal mines and the steel industry but a lot of the mining was in east and the north of Yorkshire, although Sheffield is world famous for its steel.

Situated partially in the historic Peak District National Park a visit to South Yorkshire will give you unprecedented access to this, one of the world’s most famous and largest national parks, which has enough to keep even the most active of holiday makers busy for a lifetime.

Activities in the park include rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and camping, bird watching and so much more, you can even take a balloon flight across the peaks or even a helicopter ride if you enjoy flying or don’t mind digging a little deeper in you pockets for a memorable experience that will probably stay with you for the rest of your life.

So if you are looking for a touch (or a whole lot) of outdoors activities during your visit then your off to a good start.

The area is also home to a number of historic buildings you can visit whilst your out and about most of which are National heritage properties for example

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens Brodsworth Hall and gardens, just to the north of Doncaster is a true survivor of the mid 1800’s and is said to be one of the finest complete examples of Victorian living and the most complete Victorian country houses ever to have survived in this country. A lot of the house is still original and it still has the wonderful Victorian gardens.

Also worth a visit if you like to see the history of the country is the Cannon Hall Museum with its gardens, which you’ll find near Barnsley. Cannon Hall is a country house museum and was the home of the Spencer family the home of the Spencer family. Exhibits in the museum include fine art, furniture and collections of glassware, and if you have an interest in anything of a military nature you’ll also be pleased to find a couple of regimental museums housed here as well, namely the Light Dragoons and the 13th and 18th Hussars.

The favorite main city in the area of course has to be the city of Sheffield which considering its steel and industrial heritage is surprisingly one the greenest cities in Europe and is known as the city of trees as there are said to be in excess of two million, as well as a large number of parks and even areas of scientific interest.

Also one of the largest cities in England you could also consider Sheffield as the London of the north as it has the largest theatre complex outside London, and is home to the world renowned Crucible and Lyceum theatres.