Guests will find a massive range of eating experiences within an easy walking distance of any Barnsley town centre accommodation.
The town of Barnsley is in South Yorkshire, with the M1 running just to the west of the town centre and three motorway junctions serving the town. This location close to a major road route, is one factor that has made the town popular with corporate travellers and has led to a demand for serviced apartments in Barnsley. Another important factor is the proximity of other large business centres like Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester, with Barnsley occupying a central position between them. It is also close to the Peak District National Park with some beautiful scenery close by.
Formerly an industrial town centring around coal mining and glassmaking, Barnsley’s culture still reflects this industrial heritage, even if the town's economy has moved on and since diversified, and there is a strong tradition of brass bands, social clubs and a deep love of football, with the town’s football club consistently competing in the second-tier of the British football league – currently the championship – impressive for a town of just over 90,000 people. The Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre is the perfect place to get a full picture of the town’s history and culture, and it makes a fun family day out with plenty of interactive displays.
Indeed, cultural experiences such as museums, theatres, historical sites and art galleries are plentiful in Barnsley and the surrounding area. Examples include Canon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens, less than five miles roughly northwest of the town, and The Cooper Gallery and The Civic, both in the town centre. The Cooper Gallery holds an excellent collection of art from across Europe, while the Civic is a venue for theatre performances and art exhibitions.
However, those on a Barnsley short stay who prefer more straightforward entertainments will still find plenty to do in the town. The aptly named ‘Barnsley Bowl’ is on Carlton Road in the northeast of the town, while those travelling with children might like to check out Calypso Cove Waterpark, just five minutes’ walk from Barnsley Interchange, the main train station which runs northern rail services. There is also a cinema just across from the train station.
Barnsley town centre is currently undergoing redevelopment, with a massive amount of money being invested to create new shops, places to eat and more. This is bringing more into the town centre all the time but, in the meantime, there are still plenty of shopping options and those staying in apartments or an aparthotel in Barnsley will find all the major retailers in the town. The Victorian Arcade and Georges Yard give something a little bit different, too, with quaintly cobbled paving, traditional bars and cute little tearooms that give the shopping experience a little more sophistication.
Guests will find a massive range of eating experiences within an easy walking distance of any Barnsley town centre accommodation. And, although Barnsley has some excellent clubs, it is perhaps a Yorkshire tradition to make their pubs and inns places where guests can enjoy a good meal and then hang around and to soak up the warm and friendly ambience. Head out into the countryside, perhaps up towards the Peak District, and you will find plenty of country pubs, characterful tearooms and more.
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