The name Rotherham often conjures up images of the town’s industrial past. But it’s not all coal, iron and steel! Just a little exploration reveals a place buzzing with attractions for the whole family.
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A rare 12th century Chantry bridge, a 750 acre country park, a thriving arts scene and the largest science adventure centre in Europe all await the intrepid visitor.
Places to Stay
Accommodation specifically in Rotherham is listed below. We also have a page dedicated to hotels in Rotherham.
Holiday Inn Rotherham-Sheffield M1,Jct.33, an IHG HotelWest Bawtry Rd, M1 Junction 33, Rotherham, S60 4NA, United Kingdom
Spacious 2 bedroom Catterick Flat Free Off ParkingCottenham Road, Rotherham, S65 1LD, United Kingdom
Modern 1 bedroom Catterick Flat w Free ParkingCottenham Road 36 Catterick House, Rotherham, S65 1LD, United Kingdom
Charming Wentworth Lodge with countryside viewsWentworth Lodge Town Lane, Rotherham, S61 3DD, United Kingdom
Beautifully refurbished 2 bedroom self-contained apartment with secure parking14 Moorgate View, Rotherham, S60 2UG, United Kingdom
2-Beds Studio Located in Parkgate RotherhamRear of 23 Broad Street, Rotherham, S62 6DX, United Kingdom
Willow Heights Modern 5-7 Persons/3 Bed Detached21 School Street, Thurnscoe, Rotherham, S63 0LN, United Kingdom
Luxury one-bedroom duplex in South YorkshireMarket Street Apartments, 6 Market Street Apartment 12, Rotherham, S60 1FP, United Kingdom
Latest about Rotherham
Rotherham lies just to the North East of Sheffield, in South Yorkshire.
Rotherham Fact Pack
- Rotherham is a large town in South Yorkshire, England.
- The town has a population of approximately 260,000 people.
- Rotherham is located about 5 miles east of Sheffield.
- The River Don flows through the town.
- The town’s name comes from “Rodanhyrst”, meaning “the hill where the oaks grow”.
- Rotherham has a rich history dating back to the Roman era.
- In the Middle Ages, Rotherham was an important market town.
- Rotherham was granted borough status in 1871.
- The town is known for its traditional red-brick buildings and historic architecture.
- Rotherham Minster, also known as All Saints’ Church, is a notable landmark in the town.
- The church has a 15th-century tower and is a Grade I listed building.
- Rotherham United Football Club is the town’s professional football team.
- The club was founded in 1925 and plays its home games at the New York Stadium.
- The Rotherham Titans are the town’s rugby union team.
- The team plays its home games at Clifton Lane.
- Rotherham has a strong industrial heritage, particularly in steelmaking.
- The town was once home to a number of large steel mills, including the Parkgate Ironworks.
- The steel industry declined in the 1980s and 1990s, leading to significant economic challenges for the town.
- Rotherham has a diverse population, with significant South Asian and Eastern European communities.
- The town has a number of parks and green spaces, including Clifton Park and Thrybergh Country Park.
- The Magna Science Adventure Centre, a popular visitor attraction, is located in Rotherham.
- Rotherham has a number of cultural events throughout the year, including the Rotherham Show and the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival.
- The town has a variety of shops, restaurants, and pubs, particularly in the town centre and the nearby Parkgate shopping park.
- Rotherham is easily accessible by road, with the M1 motorway and the A1(M) both passing nearby.
Take a trip into Sheffield, or dive deeper into Rotherham by reading the Essentials page.