Barnsley town centre is a thriving market town, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The town is famous for its award winning markets and wide array of independent shops. Whatever the purpose of your shopping trip, The Victorian Arcade and Georges yard area, is somewhere a little bit special that must be experienced! It provides a unique shopping experience with a traditional feel. Its cobbled paving, tea rooms, restaurants, traditional Irish bar and bakeries remind you of the Barnsley of old whilst it oozes sophistication with an array of quality independent shops, salons, modern and traditional coffee shops. The town centre also has dedicated events and activities programme to keep the streets animated. The Experience Barnsley Museum and Cooper Gallery also has a range of activities and exhibitions programmed throughout the year.

Famous for its markets Barnsley has much to offer a foodie. With a good selection of farm shops and regular markets visitors will be able to sample and purchase some of the areas excellent local produce. Atmospheric country pubs with amazing views, tea rooms in historic locations and award winning restaurants are only some of the reasons that visitors to Barnsley keep coming back.

From family friendly fun days, craft fairs, vintage car rallies and outdoor theatre Barnsley has a comprehensive range of exciting events running throughout the year.