Fargate, Sheffield

Fargate, Sheffield

Fargate is a pedestrian precinct and shopping area in Sheffield, England. It runs between Barker's Pool and High Street opposite the cathedral. It was pedestrianized in 1973. Underneath all of Fargate there are mass medieval graves. Fargate also holds a Continental Market approximately 4 times a year, which includes European stalls selling cheeses, confectionery, clothing, plants and crafts including jewelery and ornaments. More recently, the street was home to Sheffield Assay Office. The corner at bottom end of Fargate (opposite the cathedral) is known locally as Coles Corner. It was a famous meeting point in the city, named after Cole Brothers who occupied the building. Originally The Albert Hall cinema which burnt down in 1937, it is now home to a modern building which currently houses HSBC, Starbucks Coffee, Vodafone and The Carphone Warehouse. but a plaque has been erected in memory of the Cole Brothers store.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Sheffield. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Fargate on Map

Sight Name: Fargate
Sight Location: Sheffield, England (See walking tours in Sheffield)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Sheffield, England

Create Your Own Walk in Sheffield

Create Your Own Walk in Sheffield

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sheffield is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sheffield's Architectural Jewels

Sheffield's Architectural Jewels

Sheffield is a city of change. From the thick contrast, to the vivid colors and unusual shapes, Sheffield's architecture is first rate. Journey down this wonderful guide and you will discover several examples of people who were not afraid or scared to take risks with their unique work.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Sheffield Introduction Walking Tour

Sheffield Introduction Walking Tour

Known as the “Steel City” since the 19th century, Sheffield emerged as a rapidly growing metropolis during the Industrial Revolution. Following a decline of the iron and steel industries in the 1970s and 80s, the city currently enjoys extensive redevelopment. Among its newest additions is the Millennium Gallery displaying metalwork and art from Sheffield and around the world. This orientation...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles