Rotherham

Rotherham is a town in South Yorkshire, England, near Sheffield. The urban area has a population of about 120,000.

Understand

Rotherham Visitor Centre is at 40 Bridgegate, . M-W 9:30am-5pm, Th 9.30am-1pm, F 9.30am-5pm, Sa 9:30am-1pm.

Get in

Rotherham is easily accessible by bus and train. The town has a large, recently refurbished bus interchange moments away from the main shopping and leisure precincts with connections to Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield and the surrounding suburbs. The main train station is very small (only two platforms) and is located a short walk from the bus interchange and again has links to Sheffield, Doncaster, Cleethorpes, Hull, Lincoln, Huddersfield, Leeds and Bradford.

Get around

The best way to see the town centre is on foot given its size. Travel to the many suburbs and smaller townships of Rotherham can be achieved by the frequent and reliable First bus services. There are a range of taxi companies and a Hacknay Taxi rank outside the bus interchange. Rotherham was rumoured to be connected to the Sheffield Supertram network but in 2007 this was quashed in favour of a rapid bus system that is currently in development.

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Buy

Meadowhall

Entrance to Meadowhall

Meadowhall , once the largest shopping mall in the country, has had its success has been blamed for a steep decline in the fortunes of city centre shops in both Rotherham and the neighbouring towns in South Yorkshire. With 280 high-end stores and over 30 million visitors every year, Meadowhall attracts shoppers from a large area, with residents from Nottingham, Bradford and Leeds (all highly populated local cities with thriving shopping districts) being known to travel to the Shopping Mall - adding to the heavy human traffic in the relatively narrow corridors (perhaps one of Meadowhall's downsides).

Shops generally stay open till 8PM; most fast-food restaurants stay open until around 10PM. During the Christmas holidays, most shops stay open till 10PM, but the centre becomes very packed and is not recommended to the less sturdy shopper, those in large groups, or families with multiple extra-large baby-buggies. 'The Oasis' is the mall's designated food court which includes a variety of different food outlets such as McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, La Tasca, Nando's, Frankie & Benny's, Coal Grill And Bar, Pizza Express, along with many other independent restaurants occupying the upper floor.

Meadowhall can be reached easily from the Rotherham Interchange by the X78 bus route.

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