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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Local Attractions

Visitors to Barnsley can enjoy the Cannon Hall Museum and The Cooper Gallery.

Heritage sites in the area include Wortley Top Forge, Wentworth Castle Gardens and Monk Bretton Priory.

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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.

Useful and informative links

Barnsley Chronicle
Barnsley Chronicle newspaper online.
Barnsley photographs from Geograph
Barnsley TownTalk
Barnsley TownTalk is your guide to your town. It has been fully upgraded to bring you all the latest news and events from Barnsley town centre in a bigger, brighter format. You’ll find all your favourite items, including a comprehensive Business and Shopping Directory which includes pubs, bars and restaurants.
Wikipedia article on Barnsley

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