Best known for its industrial past and heritage markets.

Barnsley is a thriving market town with a strong cultural offer, which in addition to its famous market, attracts millions of visitors every year.

Over the last ten years, Barnsley has had £130 million invested in the town. This includes a Digital Media Centre offering incubator start up space for high-tech businesses, a new Transport Interchange used by 4.5 million passengers a year, a new Sixth Form College providing thousands of new student places, hundreds of new homes and multi-million-pound public realm improvements within the town centre.

In addition to this, Barnsley Council is investing £120 million in The Glass Works, which has been designed with and for the people of Barnsley. The new scheme will provide an exciting family friendly new day-time and night-time offer within the heart of the town centre.