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Hillsborough

Hillsborough

North West from Sheffield centre, along Penistone Road (A6102) is Hillsborough. Popular with those commuting to Manchester, Penistone Road is busy with through traffic. The good news is that if you live in Hillsborough you won’t need to rely on a car. Public transport in the area is great with both trams and buses providing easy access to the city centre. Popular buses include the 52 and 552.

House prices in Hillsborough have soared in recent years due to the areas excellent amenities and transport facilities. Hillsborough developed as a residential suburb in response to demand for housing for steel industry workers.

It has always been a traditional white working class area, but in recent years has started to become more diverse and is now highly sought after.  Small terraces dominate making it popular with first time buyers and young families. There are also a handful of flats, most notably the iconic modernist Regent Court complex, built in 1936.
There is plenty to keep you busy and get involved with in Hillsborough. It is of course home to Sheffield Wednesday FC as well as Hallam FM radio station, Hillsborough Leisure Centre, a huge Gala Bingo, Hillsborough Park, Owlerton Stadium with dog racing and speedway and finally Hillsborough Golf Club. For something a bit different, off Penistone road on Vale Street (S3) is Sheffield Ski Village. You’ll also find the House Skate Park nearby which opened in 1998 in a 10,500 sq ft warehouse.

With cheaper beer than the city centre Hillsborough is easy on the pocket, but the majority of the pubs tend to be attract an older crowd and some have a touch of Phoenix Nights about them!

The Hillsborough Hotel is a must for real ale connoisseurs. The Rawson Spring, a Wetherspoons outlet, has replaced the sadly missed Deep End in the old swimming baths building on Langsett Road.   Restaurants in this area are mainly Italian with a sprinkling of Indian and Chinese. These include La Vida Loca, Bangla Cottage and Hei Moon Chinese restaurant.
Hillsborough is like a mini city centre and boasts a large shopping district. It has popular high street shops such as Superdrug, Boots and Dorothy Perkins as well as a host of independent shops selling just about everything under the sun between them! Local supermarkets include a gigantic Morrisons housed in Hillsborough Barracks and Tesco which is also in a huge historic building. Penistone Road is lined with car dealerships, car part specialists and generic fast food restaurants.

For history buffs, Hillsborough is a fascinating place to live. Hillsborough Park is home to the historic Hillsborough Hall. Hillsborough Barracks was built in 1848, and then in 1864 the area was devastated by The Great Sheffield Flood.
So there it is, if you live in Hillsborough you may never leave because there’s no need to!

Hillsborough lies north west from Sheffield centre, along the A6102 or Pennistone Road. This is where the rivers Rivelin and Loxley flow into the River Don. The area is serviced very regularly by buses (such as the 53, every 5 to 10 minutes) running in all directions as well as trams running back and forth to the town centre as well as Meadowhall and the Don Valley Stadium and Arena.

Schools in the Hillsborough area include Hillsborough College and Hillsborough Primary School. Watermead Infants School is a few minutes drive away.
Driving towards Hillsborough from Sheffield you’ll come across the Cask and Cutler (great reviews online,) Hillsborough Hotel, The Freemason’s Arms (often have guest beers on tap,) The New Barrack Tavern, The Garrison Hotel, The Old Blue Ball (£1 pints on Mondays and Thursdays,) and the Deep End (a pub/bar/restaurant that has been converted from a swimming pool!)

There’s a big Morrison’s supermarket and a number of local stores nearby – including a pet shop, Superdrug, and the Jalucy Coffee Shop. La Vida Loca with its own bar and wide range of meals has good online reviews. The Taste of India and the Koh-I-Noor serve a range of Indian dishes and La Civetta, an Italian restaurant, is nearby Hillsborough Park.

Hillsborough Park spans 20 hectares and has a great range of facilities such as fishing, playground, sports areas, walled garden and a number of historic buildings. As an interesting piece of trivia, Hillsborough is where Liquorice Allsorts are made, by Bassetts.

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