Attractions

Barnsley

Barnsley, UK

Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, has a proud mining heritage. Monks, who first erected a chapel and then established a market, built the original foundations of the town.

Barnsley was also important for linen weaving and has a long history of glass making, but is most well known for its coalmines.

Today, the Elsecar Heritage Centre, a former estate and colliery dating back to 1782, is a conservation village. Its Newcomen beam engine is the only one in the world to have remained in its original location.

The centre houses craft workshops, antique centres and exhibitions alongside a children’s indoor play centre, cafe and a historical steam railway. Nearby, canal walks, access to the Pennines and restored ironworks and colliery workshops can also be enjoyed.

Other restored buildings in Barnsley include a derelict Methodist chapel, now The Lamproom Theatre, which is entirely run by volunteers and you can also visit the Old Post Office, converted into a restaurant.

Barnsley

Barnsley, UK

Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, has a proud mining heritage. Monks, who first erected a chapel and then established a market, built the original foundations of the town. Barnsley was also important for linen weaving and has a long history of glass making, but is most well known for its coalmines. Today, the Elsecar Heritage Centre, […]

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