Rotherham is located on the River Don, in South Yorkshire, England. In the Middle Ages, Rotherham was home to a weekly market and a fair, which lasted two days. The industrial revolution came to Rotherham with the discovery of coal in the area. Soon after iron and steel became the main industry in the region. To this day, Rotherham is still a major manufacturer in the UK. They produce steel for products worldwide such as Renault Formula 1 cars and the Airbus A380 "super jumbo" airplane.
Rotherham has a large history, but not many buildings are still around to show for it. The town centre has been demolished and modernized over the last hundred years in hopes of keeping up with the changing world around it. There are a few old chapels which have survived the changes and may be interesting to investigate. The Clifton House houses the Clifton Park Museum which is full of the town's history as well as coins, medals, and fine arts. For a more educational experience, the Magna Science Adventure Centre is a popular tourist attraction. It features five main educational areas, earth, air, fire, water, and power.
If history and landmarks do not interest you, Rotherham may be a great town for you. It has a reputation for being a great clubbing destination. Synergy and Liquid are both popular nightclubs located in the principal clubbing area. The Classic Rock Society has made Rotherham and starting point for many classic and progressive rock bands. Jamie Oliver, the naked chief, has a television series "Jamie's Ministry of Food" based in Rotherham. Rotherham offers a variety of activities and things to do which will appeal to almost anyone.