Castlegate is a bit of an enigma.

The city market used to be here (but was relocated to The Moor), and it was neglected for years. Still if you ask lots of people in Sheffield where the rivers meet they won't know (it's here). Nor will many people know that here once stood a castle in the 12th century, with tonnes of history and what is actually the origin of our 'making' heritage as a city.

But with the complete overhaul of the area thanks to the Grey to Green project, use of meanwhile spaces, and inventive creations from markets to skateboard areas, Castlegate is seeing a total transformation, as Kelham Island once did.

Pollen market

Pollen is a monthly inner-city flower market, that was born from the city council's economic recovery fund to encourage regeneration as a result of the pandemic. It's been a vibrant addition to the area and provides a great place to hang out, feel the diversity of Sheffield coming together and peruse an array of stalls from local makers and traders, all with a botanical vibe.

It's also offers an opportunity to marvel at the beautiful Grey to Green corridor it sits along, which masks a whole load of technical innovations in combatting climate change and flood prevention.

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Park Hill

Europe's largest Grade II listed building, a brutalist architecture masterpiece, and a community centre in its own right. Technically it's not quite Castlegate, but give us a bit of artistic licence - it's a short stroll over the tram tracks and up the hill to the walkways in the sky, which have featured in so many films and TV shows.

Here you'll find cafe's, art centres, events and green spaces to explore.

So much more to explore


Bringing together some of the most exciting independent kitchens and traders from across the country, Kommune is a social all-day dining experience foodhall, situated in a unique Grade II listed building at the very heart of Sheffield and on the edge of the trendy Castlegate district.

Kollider x Barclays Eagle Lab

The highly reputable Barclays Eagle Lab network is partnered with Kollider in Sheffield's Castlegate area to create a space for businesses and ambitious entrepreneurs to scale and grow.

Grey to Green

Grey to Green is an award-winning scheme bringing colour and sustainability to inner-city Sheffield. Designed with climate change, wellbeing and economic investment in mind, Grey to Green is helping to lay foundations for a healthy, sustainable future for this part of Sheffield.

Victoria Quays

A large canal basin, that heads up the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal and the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

True Loves

True Loves is a wonderful refurb of the old canal arches. Honest, humble and independent, they are a staple with local communities, but love promoting the fantastic produce of Sheffield and broader Yorkshire.

Dorothy Pax

Located at Victoria Quays, The Dorothy Pax is a popular bar due to its brilliant location, charming views, fantastic live music and great hospitality.

Plot 22

Plot 22 is a multi-purpose creative space situated in the heart of the Castlegate district of Sheffield in the old Castle Market.

Delicious Clam

Operating as a label, practice room and small gig space from their Castle Market headquarters, they fuel the fire of Sheffield’s alternative scene, and also explore new territories, from stand-up to brilliantly daft club nights.

Yorkshire Artspace

Yorkshire Artspace provides studio space to around 170 artists and makers across two studio sites in Sheffield city centre, and hold regular open days and special events around festivals and exhibitions.

Our 12th century heritage

The Castle site is situated at the confluence of the River Don and Sheaf, and is but a short distance from Manor Lodge - which was a vast green space and prime deer hunting area for many centuries.


Albies is an independent coffee company built from their neighbourhood shop. They pride themselves on a friendly welcome and quality brews.

The National Videogame Museum

The UK's national cultural centre for videogames, The National Videogame Museum is on a mission to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret videogames for everyone. With over 100 playable exhibits, it's also a lot of fun!

Hop Hideout

An award-Winning beer shop & tap room, located in Kommune foodhall in the Castlegate area. Run by Jules, who also runs Sheffield Beer Week amongst other ale related events, so you're sure to get expert knowledge and a friendly face.

Bal Fashions

It was once a clothes shop but then it got morphed into a hybrid between a bar, night club, events space, and general meeting space in Castlegate area.


Meltdown is a bar for gamers. Come to drink, play, watch streams and meet likeminded people.

Quayside Market: July

A new monthly street food market at the heart of Sheffield's canal basin!