Classic Film & TV Locations To Visit In & Around Sheffield

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The unique topography of Sheffield not only makes it a popular place to seek holiday accommodation, but it is also the setting for many famous scenes in TV and cinema history. Here’s a guide to some of the most memorable on-screen locations that you can visit in person, or just settle in for an enjoyable Netflix session…

The Full Monty

This classic film is as funny as it is serious, reflecting on the post-industrial decline that afflicted many of Britain’s cities in the late 20th century and how that affected the citizens. It tells the story of a group of mates who are out of work and down on their luck, and decide to try their hand as a male striptease troupe. 

It’s possible to do a walking tour of the locations used in the film, including the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal where stars Gaz (Robert Carlye) and Dave (Mark Addy) end up stranded on a sinking car. The working men’s club where the grand finale was filmed is on Idsworth Road.

When Saturday Comes

This football film stars local-born actor Sean Bean as an aspiring professional football player who is battling the booze. Many of the scenes were shot in and around Sheffield, including the Bramall Lane Football Ground.

Pride and Prejudice

The nearby Peak District has provided locations for two adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic novel. The 1995 BBC TV series features Ramshaw Rocks, a spectacular gritstone rock formation that is the ideal starting point for a walk in one of highest locations in the Peak District. 

Meanwhile, the 2005 film version starring Kiera Knightly features the heroine Elizabeth Bennett taking a wistful stroll along Stanage Edge, a rocky peak overlooking the Hope Valley that is popular with hikers and climbers. It’s just a 25 minute drive from Sheffield city centre. 

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