Discover Barnsley

Surrounded by ancient villages and historic parkland, Barnsley has grown into a lively shopping and social hub with a range of independent shops a new museum based in the iconic town hall, and of course the famous markets.



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About Barnsley

Barnsley is a large market town in South Yorkshire. Barnsley is a town with a largely industrial history, with textiles and later coal mining contributing to a large built up area. While mining declined in the region in the past 50 years, many of the cultural traditions such as brass bands and social clubs have remained.

As the main settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley and the fourth largest settlement in South Yorkshire, the 2011 Census gave the town a population of 91,297 compared to the wider borough which had a population of 246,866.


Barnsley Football Club (Barnsley FC, known as the Tykes) played in the Championship in 2021/22, but will be relegated to the third tier League One in 2022/23.

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