South Yorkshire, England

South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in north-central England. It covers 1,552 sq km (599 sq mi) and has a population of 1.3 million people (2012 estimate).

South Yorkshire is a landlocked county on the east side of the Pennines. It is bordered by

West Yorkshire to the northwest, North Yorkshire to the north, East Riding of Yorkshire to the northeast, Lincolnshire to the east, Nottinghamshire to the southeast and Derbyshire to the southwest. The main city in the area is Sheffield, which is also the ninth most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom.

South Yorkshire exists as a geographic frame of reference, as its county council was abolished in 1986, with administrative authorities passing to the metropolitan boroughs, which effectively became unitary authority areas. Human habitation in this area goes back to at least 12,800 years ago, based on artifacts and rock art in the caves at Creswell Crags. There is also a Mesolithic adobe in the form of a circle of stone dating to 8000 BC near Deepcar in northern Sheffield.


Towns in South Yorkshire

  1. Barnsley
  2. Doncaster
  3. Rotherham
  4. Sheffield

Sights in South Yorkshire

  1. Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
  2. Barnsley Town Hall
  3. Brodsworth Hall
  4. Cannon Hall
  5. Chapel of Our Lady of Rotherham Bridge
  6. Clifton Park Museum
  7. Conisbrough Castle
  8. Cusworth Hall
  9. Doncaster Mansion House
  10. Elsecar Steam Railway
  11. Hillsborough Stadium
  12. Howden Moors
  13. Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield
  14. Magna Science Adventure Centre
  15. Meadowhall Centre
  16. Monk Bretton Priory
  17. Oakwell Stadium
  18. Pot House Hamlet
  19. Roche Abbey
  20. Rother Valley Country Park
  21. RSPB Old Moor Wetland Centre
  22. Sheffield Winter Gardens
  23. Ulley Reservoir
  24. Wentworth Castle
  25. Wentworth Woodhouse
  26. Weston Park Museum
  27. Woodlands model village
  28. Worsborough Mill and County Park
  29. Wortley Top Forge

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