General Information about Barnsley
Barnsley a town situated on the River Dearne in South Yorkshire in England. The town was historically famous for it's glassmaking and coal mining industries, and was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The first historical reference to Barnsley occurs in the Doomsday Book from 1086, when it had a population of 200 people. Today the town is home to more than 72,000 people. Barnsley was also famously mentioned in a Monty Python sketch and in J.K. Rowling's book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
There are many places of interest to visit in Barnsley such as Elsecar Heritage Centre, Monk Bretton Priory, Wentworth Castle, Wortley Hall, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Cooper Art Gallery, Canon Hall and Barnsley Markets.
The Elsecar Heritage Centre is located within the former workshops of Earl Fitzwilliam and is an Historical, Craft and Antique Centre. The centre also features a steam train railway which runs along the Dearne and Dove canal, the Newcomen Beam Engine and The Powerhouse which houses interactive science displays. The Elsecar Heritage Centre also hosts many events throughout the year, for both children and adults and has the Building 21 exhibition hall.
The Monk Bretton Priory is an English Heritage Property and features the ruins of the priory of St Mary Magdalene which dates back to the 12th century. The Cluniac Monastery which once stood here was built in 1153 and was a daughter house of St John's Priory for Cluniac monks. This was also the home of the Talbot and Armyne families, who were descendents of the Earl of Shrewsbury.
Hotels in Barnsley
Below are a selection of Hotels located in Barnsley, England. Alternatively, you can browse through all Barnsley Hotels.