Barnsley. In the centre of the country and at the heart of South Yorkshire. Rich with things to do and places to see. Beautiful landscapes, valleys and hills. Discover special places to wander and walk. Take time out, explore and take in marvellous views.
Discover how the Industrial Revolution swept the world in centuries gone by. The industry, innovation and power of collieries, mills, forges and workshops meant massive wealth, for a lucky few, and incredible stories for you to discover.
Explore majestic houses, rolling parks and secret gardens. Sit with friends alongside rushing rivers in the summer sun. Have you visited Cannon Hall or Wentworth Castle Gardens? Wonderful places just to spend time and packed with family fun, activities and things to do to.
Find stunning shops and packed galleries across Barnsley. You’ll find warm welcomes, fantastic exhibitions and people to chat to and get to know. The best of Yorkshire pottery, Italian Masters and much more. Whatever your thing, you’ll be astonished at what you’ll discover.
Barnsley is the place to come for bargains and for proper shopping. Explore bustling markets in historic market towns. There’s plenty to browse and wonderful characters to meet.
Nights are full of surprises too. Enjoy events and dazzling festivals. Find time to experience a performance at The Civic, The Academy, The Lamproom or The Playhouse.
Kick back and relax at the end of the day. Savour hearty Yorkshire food or experience award-winning ales. If you’re not from around here, or even if you are, treat yourself to a night at one of our wonderful hotels.