Barnsley is a large town on the River Dearne, approximately twenty kilometres north of Sheffield.
Barnsley’s famous market, situated near the town centre, is over 700 years old. With over three hundred stalls in indoor and open areas, it covers a wide range of merchandise and enjoys a bustling atmosphere. Barnsley market is a great place to find almost everything and is a shopping experience not to be missed.
Away from the town centre, Worsbrough Mill and Country Park is a 17th century working water powered corn mill set in over 200 acres of country park. It has a designated Local nature Reserve that is a popular site for walking, cycling or fishing.OS grid reference SE 345 065
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Born in Barnsley
Charlie Williams (1927-2006) - popular stand-up comedian.
Harold "Dickie" Bird (1933-) - international cricket umpire.
Michael Parkinson (1935-) - journalist, talk show host and television presenter.
Joanne Harris (1964-) - author of the novel Chocolat, etc.
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