South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. It consists of four metropolitan boroughs: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.
South Yorkshire lies largely on the carboniferous rocks which have produced a rolling landscape with hills, escarpments and broad valleys. To the east, in the Doncaster area the landscape becomes flatter as the land is overlain by the lacustrine deposits of the Humberhead Levels.
Although the county council was abolished, South Yorkshire remains a metropolitan and ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and a High Sheriff.
Things to do
Sheffield Winter Garden in the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire is one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years, and the largest urban glasshouse anywhere in Europe. It is home to more than 2,000 plants from all around the world.
The RSPB: Dearne Valley - Old Moor, Situated right at the heart of the Dearne Valley, Old Moor is a wonderful place to come and watch wildlife. The skies, fields and open water are teeming with birds throughout the year.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Inside this beautiful Victorian country house almost everything has been left exactly as it was when it was still a family home. Possessions that took more than 130 years to gather together, Meanwhile the beautiful grounds, a collection of grand gardens in miniature, have been restored to their full Victorian splendour