Once the Great Sheffield Deer Park, the 14 hectare Sheffield Manor Lodge invites you to journey back through time and experience the city from the Saxon age right up to the present day. Take a stroll over to the 1574 Turret House and see if you can decipher truth from legend in the Ruined Lodge and Gardens. Your next challenge is to find the city's lost castle. Mary Queen of Scots was once imprisoned in this Norman fortress and what remains can be discovered when you enter the door at the back of the Castle Market and follow the stairs down.
Dare you stop in to Carbrook Hall for a pint or a glass of wine? As Sheffield's most haunted public house, this ancient 17th century hall boasts many original features - including a few ‘regular fixtures' who stay well past last orders. If you're after a less spooky serving of history, there's always the Old Queen's Head. It may not be haunted, but this is the oldest building in the city and still has echoes from the days when it was part of the Earl's estate.
Even if you haven't seen The Full Monty, the chances are you'll know the steel industry is woven into the fabric of Sheffield. Experience for yourself how steelmaking forged the city you know today at Kelham Island Museum and follow its growth through the Industrial Revolution, the Victorian era and two world wars. The story continues at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet where you'll see the only intact crucible steel furnace surviving in the world today.