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Population: 73000
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Cock Inn
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Cock Inn
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Norman Inn
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With its strategic position on the River Dearne, and the route between Sheffield and Bradford, there had almost certainly been a settlement in Barnsley for a long time prior to its mention in the Domesday Book in 1086, when it had some 200 inhabitants. There it is referred to as Berneslai, a name possibly derived from the Saxon words for barn and field, berne and lay respectively. Although these days the town has a population of more than 72,000, and the borough of more than 220,000, it is still surprisingly a rural area, including districts like Penistone. The town was granted a market charter in 1249, and was also given the right to hold an annual fair. Barnsley played a prominent role in the industrial age. Coal mining developed in the town before the industrial revolution, but was vital to that period when glass blowing and wire making were vital to the local economy, as was linen weaving. The town got its first railway in 1850. The textile industry like coal-mining has faded away, with not one of the town’s pits left open – the last to close was Goldthorpe in 1994 - but there is still glass making in the area, and it is perhaps symbolic of changing times that the first glass recycling bottle bank in the UK opened in Barnsley in the summer of 1977. The town is undergoing major redevelopment, retaining historic features such as the town square, but providing improved retail facilities, and with an impressive business support infrastructure – including the Barnsley Business Innovation Centre, the Digital Media Centre, and one of the country’s three Design Centres. Barnsley is also remaking itself as a transport hub, benefiting from its central location and the proximity of the M1 and the A1. Barnsley has a long list of famous sons and daughters, and a unique culture, rooted in the industrial past when brass bands were a focal point of many communities. Barnsley Council has been very active in developing the museums under its control, and those in other hands are thriving too, celebrating the industrial past, the arts, and the region. The local dialect and accent are still hanging on, harnessed by Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan and heard in the dulcet tones of local lads Dickie Bird, Michael Parkinson, Darren Gough and Mick McCarthy. But all these famous products of the place must surely pale besides Barnsley’s great benefactor of humanity Joseph Bramah, who cleverly covered both ends by inventing both the beer pump and the flushing water closet.


Birdwell Lodge Craft & Antique Centre
Cannon Hall Country Park
Cannon Hall Museum
Cooper Gallery
Elsecar Heritage Centre
Lazing Saddles
Monk Bretton Priory
Victoria Jubilee Museum
Wentworth Castle & Gardens
Worsbrough Country Park
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park


New Country Inns @ The Bluebell Inn *book online*
Premier Inn Barnsley (Dearne Valley) *book online*
Premier Inn Barnsley Central *book online*
Premier Inn Sheffield Barnsley *book online*
Travelodge Barnsley *book online*

Care Home

Chapel View Care Home
Cherry Trees Care Home
Field View Care Home
Highstone Mews Care Home

Lynwode Park
Valley Park
Water Royd House Nursing Home


Dance - Dance In Time


Charisma Bar Club Kiss
Club Terminal 1
Nite Owl


Barnsley Borough Council
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council


Darfield Dental Centre
Dental Practice
Hoyland Dental Surgery
Kings Specialist Dental Practice

Estate Agent

Blyth Simon
Brown William H
Haybrook Property Services
Lancasters Property Services

Lewis Wadsworth

Golf Club

Sandhill Golf Club
Wombwell Hillies Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Fitness Express @ Ardley House Health Club
One 2 One Gym & Fitness Studio
Options Health and Fitness Centre


Barnsley Market
Hoyland Market
Penistone Market
Swaithe WMC Car Boot

Performing Arts

Rainbow Studios
The Take 2 Theater School

Pub and Bar

Archers Bar
Blah Bar & Grill
Butchers Arms
Charisma Bar Club Kiss
Chestnut Tree

Chill Champagne Bar
Cock Inn
Dove Inn
Fleets Bar & Grill
Hope Inn
Keel Inn
Moulders Arms
Norman Inn
Royal Arms Inn
Shaw Inn


Balti Palace Group
Beatson House Restaurant
Bistro Romanos
Blah Bar & Grill
Boatmans Rest
Brooklands Restaurant
Button Mill Inn

Chestnut Tree
Chilli Lodge
Curry Mahal
D Jalsa
Fleets Bar & Grill
Gate of India
Grille Steakhouse
Heden Rock
Jalsa Tandoori Restaurant
Limes Restaurant
New Jade Palace
Pinocchios Ristorante Italiano
Potting Shed Café
Prince's Fish Restaurant


Rainbow Studios
The Take 2 Theater School
Wilthorpe Infant School



Bury & Walkers
G M Wilson Solicitors


A1-Ace Radio Taxis
Blue Line Taxis Ltd
Bobs Taxis
Elite Taxis
Regency Taxis


Civic Theatre


Cannon Hall Museum


Churchfield Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Barnsley Cricket Club (Cricket)
Barnsley Football Club (Football)
Barnsley Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)
Barnsley Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Barnsley Leaders Basketball Club (Basketball)
Barnsley LTC (Tennis)
Barnsley RUFC (Rugby Union)
Darfield CC (Cricket)
The Roses C.C. (Cricket)

Wombwell Main CC (Cricket)


PJS Music Services
Pookie Womenswear
Flower Corner
Barnsley Bookworm
The Christmas Tree Farm
Buds & Blooms
Cannon Hall Farm Shop
Early Learning Centre
Tom Horsfield Rosegrower and Nurseryman
Dorothy Perkins
Birdwell Pharmacy
Norwood & Perrin Ltd
Solely Quality
J D Sports
Carphone Warehouse

J & K Wood
Forest Garden Organics
Ernest Jones
Yorkshire Mobile Opticians
Gala Tent Ltd
Barratt Shoes
T K Maxx
Hallmark Cards
Pets At Home
Little Luxories
Sparkle Balloon Decor
Elegance Beauty Salon
Pretty Chic
Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd
P R Baker Fitted Furniture
Cupid Connections
Oakwell Flower Corner
Glendean Photography
SOS Aerials
Crafted With Love Yorkshire
The Entertainer


Perfect Pieces


Racescene Cycling Club(Cycling)
Barnsley Canal(Fishing)
Powerleague Barnsley(Football)
Lazing Saddles(Riding)
Pennine Sailing Club(Water Sports)


Places to Stay near Barnsley

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Premier Inn Barnsley Central (0.12 miles)

Premier Inn Barnsley Central
A 5-minute walk from the town centre, Barnsley Central Premier Inn has modern en suite rooms, a 24-hour reception and free parking. Barnsley Rail Station is within easy reach. At Premier Inn Barnsley Central, the onsite ... More | visit website
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Ramada Encore Barnsley (0.18 miles)

Ramada Encore Barnsley

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The Ramada Encore Barnsley is a modern hotel in an excellent location just on the M1 just off junction 37 for Barnsley, convenient for Sheffield, Bradford and Leeds.The Hotel is ... More

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26, Greenfoot Lane (0.62 miles)

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26, Greenfoot Lane is a traditional yet modern "home away from home". Its appeal is the freedom you have to use this home as an alternative to a hotel. Serviced ... More

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Travelodge Barnsley (1.77 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Travellers Inn (1.98 miles)

Travellers Inn
The Travellers Inn is a family run Bar/Restaurant with En-Suite Accommodation, built in 1782 as a Coaching Inn, we are close to Junction 37 of the M1 motorway, 3 miles from Barnsley Town Center and on ... More | visit website
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New Country Inns @ The Bluebell Inn (2.26 miles)

New Country Inns @ The Bluebell Inn

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Modern 40 bedroomed hotel with on-site bar/ restaurant and conference/banqueting facilities. Offering a contemporary yet modern residence. Rooms are spacious and airy, comfortably decorated and well-appointed with all expected amenities ... More

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Ardsley House Hotel (2.63 miles)

Ardsley House Hotel

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An extended Georgian house two miles east of Barnsley with 74 modern, well equipped bedrooms. The hotel has a full range of facilities including bar, restaurant, health club with swimming pool ... More

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Old Cali B&B (2.72 miles)

Old Cali B&B
Old Cali bed and breakfast, is our family home,on the Wakefield side of Barnsley. Offers bed and breakfast to friends visiting family, away workers, guests visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture park or people looking for a ... More | visit website
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The Star Hotel (3.19 miles)

The Star Hotel

Click for substantially discounted rates and booking online or by phone with Late rooms

We are a family run business with a lively atmosphere. We offer traditional English food using locally sourced produce .Located ... More

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Premier Inn Sheffield Barnsley (4.38 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the M1. For shops and local amenities Sheffield city centre is 8 miles away; closer still Barnsley town centre is just 5 miles away. Conveniently situated 3 miles from ... More | visit website

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