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Rotherham in General
Member Name: charliebrown
Rotherham in General
Date: 01/01/01, updated on 01/01/01 (37 review reads)
Advantages: It's in Yorkshire, cheap, reasonable scenary surrounding it, fairly good and cheap night life
Disadvantages: not particularly beautiful or clean, limited shopping
I've visited Rotherham many times over the years as I lived in a village on the outskirts, between Rotherham and Doncaster.
It is only a small market town which has changed over the years. It is a metropolitan borough council in South Yorkshire, and is in the heart of an industrialized area based mainly on coal, iron and steel works. But the town centre itself is away from all that, has been recently pedestrianised and rejuvinated to make it quite appealing. The church in the town centre is a focal point of the town, as is Clifton Park, again set in the centre and including tennis courts and Clifton Park Museum.
There is a shopping arcade adn market, and a theatre, Rotherham Civic. Parking is ample, though you have to pay for it. There are a range of clubs, bowling, pubs and bars and a good range of restaurants all in short walking distance of the town centre, the large bus station and rail station with connections to Sheffield and Doncaster. On teh outskirts is Parkgate, a large shopping centre.
Surrounding Rotehrham is a lot of open countryside which allows people to get away, including Rother Valley Country Park.
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