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Barnsley is a town in the county of Yorkshire, located on the banks of the River Dearne, south of Leeds. Once a major industrial town that excelled at coal mining and glass working, new industries have now taken their place as Barnsley moves into the modern era of commerce. The industrial heritage can still be seen in the area although development has brought in new buildings and structures. Places like the Cooper Gallery and Locke Park are always popular with the locals while Oakwell Stadium is the home of local football team, Barnsley FC.
Once a popular industrial town, Barnsley has moved towards modern commerce with the likes of business consultants, financial advisors and healthcare service providers opening up offices in town. There are environmental service agencies here as well as cleaning services, while lawyers and website development companies also have office space in Barnsley. Ardagh Glass Group has its manufacturing facility in Barnsley and Halifax Bank also has an office in town.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Barnsley has a variety of entertainment venues offering everything from cinema to live music. Barnsley Civic Centre is a modern construction that houses a theatre, while the Barnsley Lamproom Theatre is home to a variety of live musical performances and the performing arts. Eating out in Barnsley brings out the best in British cuisine with the likes of Beatson House and The Grille Steakhouse. Cuisine from other parts of the world is also well represented in town with Latinos offering Mediterranean food while Tiamo has traditional Italian food on the menu.
The M1 motorway passes right next to the town with junctions 36 and 38 providing access. Barnsley Interchange is the local bus depot and railhead where the Penistone Line takes commuters to Huddersfield. Robin Hood Airport provides the town’s nearest links to air travel, while Leeds Bradford Airport is also close by. A number of taxi, bus and coach services offer connectivity to the airport, around the town, and further afield.