Located in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, South Yorkshire is landlocked and has a population of around 1.34 million.
Once an industrial heartland, the abundance of coal and iron deposits historically made mining and steel manufacture a main industry in South Yorkshire. Close proximity to the rivers running off the Pennines in the West of this county supported the steel industry, largely concentrated in the city of Sheffield.
Stepping back in South Yorkshire's past history buffs can enjoy the Roman Fort at Burghwallis Doncaster's 12th Century Parish Church, Conisborough Castle and the refined rooms of Cannon Hall. South Yorkshire is also home to the world's oldest surviving iron forge at Wortley Top and the county's rumoured most haunted public house, 17th Century Cawbrook Hall.
More contemporary attractions include South Yorkshire town Rotherham's award-winning science park Magna, one of the UK's largest shopping malls, Meadowhall, Don Valley stadium and zorbing in the countryside!