About Barnsley

With famous places of interest and some fantastic hidden gems, visitors to Barnsley won’t be short of things to do.

Barnsley's local culture remains rooted in its industrial heritage of coal, mining and glassmaking. Why not visit Experience Barnsley to discover more about the history of this interesting place. Surrounded by ancient villages, historic parkland and bordering onto the Peak District, Barnsley has some excellent places to visit for those wanting to relax and get back to nature.

Stately homes, museums, theatres, ruins and art galleries are just a few of the cultural attractions that visitors to the area will enjoy. Why not spend a quiet afternoon at Monk Bretton Priory, explore the extraordinary Yorkshire Sculpture Park or stroll through the landscaped gardens at Wentworth Castle.

Originally mentioned in the Domesday Book, Barnsley’s historic roots are easily seen. Elsecar Heritage Centre, Cannon Hall Museum and Worsbrough Mill are fantastic days out for visitors wanting to discover a little of the towns history.

Barnsley town centre is packed full of independent shops, high street stores and is home to one of the best markets in South Yorkshire. Venturing further into the outskirts of the town and its neighbouring villages visitors will discover hidden hamlets with excellent shopping opportunities and farm shops stocked with exceptional local produce.

Famous for its markets Barnsley has much to offer a foodie. With a good selection of farm shops and regular markets visitors will be able to sample and purchase some of the areas excellent local produce. Atmospheric country pubs with amazing views, tea rooms in historic locations and award winning restaurants are only some of the reasons that visitors to Barnsley keep coming back.

From family friendly fun days, craft fairs, vintage car rallies and outdoor theatre Barnsley has a comprehensive range of exciting events running throughout the year. Visitors to Barnsley will enjoy a warm welcome, have fantastic experiences and create magical memories.