South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire [ ˌ saʊθjɔ kʃə ː ] is a metropolitan county in England. It borders Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

The metropolitan county of South Yorkshire was created in the course of municipal reform of 1974 and was formed from the southern part of the West Riding of Yorkshire from Yorkshire.

The major cities of South Yorkshire are:

  • Sheffield, an industrial city with an up to the Iron Age ancient history and England's fourth largest city, the only one in South Yorkshire
  • Doncaster, city, traditionally a hub of the British railway network.
  • Rotherham, an industrial city between Sheffield and Doncaster on the river Don
  • Barnsley, a market town on the River Dearne, is the administrative seat of the county

According to these cities and the four Metropolitan Boroughs of South Yorkshire are named.

In 1986, the county government was abolished and transferred to the Metropolitan Boroughs. These are part of the Yorkshire and Humber region. Nevertheless, there is a ceremonial county of South Yorkshire ( ceremonial county ) continued. In addition, police, public transport and fire services continue to be used together.

Cities and towns

  • Adwick le Street, Anston, Askern, Aston
  • Barnsley, Bawtry, Bentley, Bolton -upon- Dearne, Bradfield
  • Chapeltown, Conisbrough, Cudworth
  • Dalton, Dinnington, Dodworth, Doncaster
  • Goldthorpe
  • Maltby, Mexborough
  • New Rossington
  • Penistone
  • Rawmarsh, Rotherham
  • Sheffield, Stainforth, Stocksbridge, Swinton
  • Thorne
  • Worsborough


  • Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield
  • Cannon Hall Museum, Park & ​​Gardens, Barnsley
  • Chapel of Our Lady of Rotherham Bridge, Rotherham
  • Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham
  • Conisbrough Castle
  • Cusworth Hall
  • Magna Centre
  • Roche Abbey
  • Rother Valley Country Park
  • Howden Moors
  • St Lawrence Church, Adwick le Street
  • Wentworth Castle & Gardens, Barnsley
  • Wentworth Woodhouse
  • Weston Park Museum & Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield