What you should know before hiring a car in Sheffield
Sheffield city centre
Car hires in Sheffield: practical information
Where to rent a car in Sheffield
Sheffield is the jewel of Yorkshire and in a major centre in England for industry, shopping and culture. The closest airport to Sheffield is the Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport, just 35 minutes by rent car to Sheffield. At the airport compare car hire deals between Avis, Hertz, Enterprise and Europcar.
For a city this size, you won't have any trouble finding a car hire Sheffield city. Avis is right in the centre, at the Shalesmoor Service Station on Ebenezer Street. Enterprise is at the Rutland Business Park, National Car is on Corporation Street, and Hertz is located at Truro Works on Matilda Street.
Driving in Sheffield: parking and other tips
There is no shortage of parking in the city centre of Sheffield. You'll find free parking at the Ponds Forge Sports Centre on Sheaf Street. Otherwise car parks are your best bet. Expect to pay up to £15/24 hours at Sheffield Arundel Gate. There are cheaper car parks as well, Castlegate for example which only charges £10.50/24 hours. As for metered parking, it costs around £1.10/hour to park on the street. Just don't forget to Pay & Display.
Road trips from Sheffield: what to do, what to see
Hathersage and Grindleford
Hathersage and Grindleford are the closest "check points" to Sheffield and make great short trips into the hills, even if just for a couple hours. It's easily a 1-2 hour walk from the Grindleford train station to Hathersage Church (where you can find Little John's grave).
Castleton is a great spot to visit for the caves. It is home to the only Blue John mine in the world and the site also has four other cave systems that visitors can explore. Get your wits together, this is the place to try your skills at spelunking!
One of the most idyllic places in the area is without a doubt Bakewell. You're instantly transported back to the setting of a Jane Austen novel. Enjoy strolls out into the country, sipping tea all afternoon. For history, check out Chatsworth House.