History, heritage, culture, sports and a buzzing food and drink scene - there’s a lot to discover and do in Rotherham, one of South Yorkshire’s biggest and best towns.
The compact town centre is a great place to start exploring. Home to the ornate 14th-century Minster and the even older Roche Abbey, you’ll also find Clifton Park, a sprawling park packed with sports pitches, a water splash zone, playground and gardens alive with flowers, fruits and vegetables. There’s plenty for families and children nearby too, notably the Magna Science Adventure Centre, a fascinating hands-on experience that explores the worlds of air, earth, fire and water, plus an action-packed Superbowl centre and the inline skate and trampoline parks.
The entertainment scene is just as lively. The Rotherham Civic Theatre is the main hub for plays, musicals, drama and stand-up comedy while SNAFU and Trades are the places to visit for live music and tribute acts. And sporting fans can cheer on Rotherham United’s football team and the professional rugby union team Rotherham Titans. Handily, our hotel in Rotherham is a short distance from both grounds and just a few miles east of the town centre.
Add in a varied and multi-cultural food and restaurant scene spanning Turkish delights, Indian classics and plenty of essential cafés, and nightlife that covers everything from gastropubs, cocktail joints and late-night dancing, and you have one of our favourite Yorkshire destinations: proud of its roots but with plenty of modern attractions and entertainment.