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Rotherham Things to Do

  • Ulley Country Park

    This is one of my favourite places to visit for a short, easy walk on a Sunday morning. A short drive from my house.The car park is usually quite busy (but with available spaces) with dog walkers, strollers, twitchers and water sports enthusiasts bagging spaces. On the last two visits, the parking machine has been out of order - so free...

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  • Catcliffe Glass Kilns

    Catcliffe Glass Kiln, is a Grade I listed building and scheduled ancient monument - a unique survivor of the local glass industry of this area. It is one of only three or four examples, still standing in Great Britain. It was built in 1740 by William Fenney as part of a glass factory and was used to make glass until the 1880s. The factory produced...

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  • Steelhenge - Centenary Riverside

    The site of a former steelworks, Centenary Riverside serves a dual purpose as a nature reserve and a flood defence." The wetland area is designed to absorb and distribute floodwaters after periods of heavy rain when the River don is in spate and thus prevent adjacent land from flooding. It is the centrepiece of Rotherham's £14 million flood...

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  • Rotherham Visitors Centre

    Located off All Saints Square in the Town Centre, this is a Tourist Info Centre, with plenty of free brochures etc for things to see and do in Rotherham centre, Rotherham Borough and other nearby locations as well as other English Tourist AttractionsA Good range of souvenirs and local crafts at reasonable prices - I purchased a fridge magnet...

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  • The Chapel of Our Lady

    Built in 1483 this is one of only four surviving examples of a medieval bridge chantry. It is still used for regular services.See my Wakefield page for another one.

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  • Heritage Trails

    You might think that a town such as Rotherham doesn't have much of interest- and if you landed in the town centre on a Saturday, or on a typical evening, you might think that You'd better to run away quickly. However, ignore the hoodies, binge drinkers, £ shops, etc, and look at the other things Rotherham has to offer.Rotherham has buildings dating...

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  • Clifton Park Museum

    This award winning museum was a surprisingly fascinating place that I visited during a quick lunch break. It was far larger than I'd expected from the outside, and had lots of interesting things to see, and all for free! I'm hoping to return for a more in depth look The museum is housed at the edge of Clifton Park, in the 18th century house, where...

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  • Waterloo Kiln

    The village of Swinton was famous for the quality of pottery it produced in the 18th century. The Swinton pottery was established here in 1745 by Joseph Flint, making earthenware pots from the local red clay.This remaining kiln was built in 1815, being named in celebration of the recent British victory at the Battle of Waterloo.When the pottery...

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  • The Wentworth Follies

    Wentworth Park is about 3 miles from the centre of Rotherham, it a surprising stretch of rural park and a stately home in an area of industrial and urban buildings. There is a garden centre, cafe etc.Wentworth Park was home to the 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, who was twice the Prime Minister of England at the end of the 18th Century. He was noted for...

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  • Hoober Stand

    This is one of the four 'Wentworth Follies' It is in Rotherhams parish of Brampton Bierlow.Hoober Stand was built between 1747 and 1749 by Henry Flitcroft for the 1st Marquis of Rockingham, to commemorate the defeat of the Scottish Jacobite rebellion, at a cost of £3,000! It is 518 feet above sea level, and has good views from its' base - and even...

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  • Rotherham Civic Theatre

    Opened as a theatre in 1960, in a former Congregational Church dating from 1867.This small theatre has shown plays, pantomimes and a variety of musical events over the decades. I've seen a few amateur dramatic productions here as well as a performance by the Black Dyke Mills Brass Band.Sean Bean made his acting debut on the stage of this theatre.As...

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  • Rotherham Show

    Ok, I've covered most of this in my intro to Rotherham, but, if You're here in September, it's well worth a visit. 2005 it was held 10 -11 th.All for FREE- Clifton Park is the venue, so besides the park and its museum, you have plenty more to see and do. Side stalls a plenty - traders and charity stalls with freebies, raffles, tombolas, prize...

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Rotherham Restaurants

  • Excellent Carvery Pub, formally the...

    What a fantastic transformation, of this pub, great to see a decent Carvery in the area with great service and excellent value for money.£3,99 Monday to Saturday 11.30am – 9.00pm and £5.99 11.00am to 8.00pm Sundays.you get to pick from three succulent roast joints, freshly prepared vegetables, a choice ofpotatoes, stuffing, Yorkshire puddings,...

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  • Enjoy the carvery

    The Drawbridge is a modern looking public house in the Kimberworth area of Rotherham.The pub itself used to be very lively but now seems empty most of the time, despite the reasonable decor inside.The bar choice is bland with Worthingtons or Stones on offer....so why does this pub deserve a tip ?The pub has a downstairs area which is run as a...

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  • Good Beef and Pub

    This restaurant is next to the Premiere Travel Inn in Rotherham, very convenient, and quite good.First the Pub. The pub is more like a traditional English pub than the generic pubs in other Premiere Travel Inns. They also have one of my favorite beers, Tettle Bitter, on tap.The Restaurant has great steak and beef meals, but that's not all. The...

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Rotherham Nightlife

  • by SouthYorkshireman Written Oct 29, 2006

    Like everywhere else, Rotherham does not figure highly on the nightscene stakes on Monday nights.
    well if you find yourself in our town on a Monday night, you'd do worse than a visit to a pub called 'The bluecoat' in the town centre.
    It is a Wetherspoons bar, which has a good quantity of real ales which are well kept, and well cheap.
    For a Monday, the pub has a reasonable atmosphere, down to the fact that they have a jazz band playing regular slots. (Quite a rare sight in this part of Yorkshire)
    All in all, by far the best pub in town.........especially on those Mondays.

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Rotherham Warnings and Dangers

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    by Andyorks Written Nov 7, 2006

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    Yes thats right, in this country we have a government voted in by people with empty heads. So if you park in Rotherham and put a ticket on your car, then go back to your car and put another ticket on it, they give you a ticket. STUPID I know, voting Labour is! The penalty is £60 English pounds. And traffic wardens wonder why they are as much hated as the police force (they like to call themselves) to us local English gentlemen they are known as legal money grabbers! You find them on country roads hiding in bushes loitering with intent of emptying your wallet if you travel 1 mph over the limit.

    If you see a copper or traffic warden hiding in bushes looking shifty, enclosed is the number for the Independant Police Complaints Commission. Giving a little power back to us the people.

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