Adventures around Sheffieldwith PlusBus

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There are so many adventures within reach of a Sheffield PlusBus ticket, it would take years to explore them all. A Sheffield PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited travel on trams and buses across the whole South Yorkshire zone including all of Sheffield itself. Spend a great day exploring without breaking the bank. Sheffield has some excellent free museums, gardens and green spaces, all easy to reach by bus. Here are just a few of the hundreds of possibilities.

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  • Great for: art | culture | family | food and drink | gardens | industrial heritage | scenic bus | Walks |
  • Refreshments: lots of fabulous restaurants, pubs and cafes
  • Please note: researched/updated in December 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch:
  1. 3. Botanical Gardens

    There are eighteen different areas in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. You can stroll through a Victorian rose garden or wind through sunny Mediterranean flowers. Explore the pungent jungle in the greenhouse pavilions with palms and creepers, cacti and banana plants from around the world. Or wander through prairie grass and Himalayan rhododendrons. The gardens are open all day.

    • If you’re coming straight from the station, lots of regular buses stop nearby. These include bus 120, which runs frequently from Flat Street near the station.
    • Time for a tea or beer break? The Curator’s House café is just by the entrance you came in through. But you can also exit from the bottom end of the garden onto Eccleshall Road, stroll left along it and right down Hickmott Road into Sharrow Vale, packed with independent shops and cafés.
    • Here you’ll find everything from jewellers to fishmongers, Spanish tapas to Vietnamese. There’s a choice of beer gardens at the Lescar, a classic local pub with a cool interior and good food.
    • When you want to head back to the station, there are several buses that run along Eccleshall Road (back near the botanical garden), including buses 81 and 82. The bus stop is just five minutes round the corner and the bus takes about fifteen minutes so there’s time to enjoy the evening sun or warm up in a candlelit bar.

    Find more ideas in our car-free guide to Sheffield.

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