Barnsley is a town in the north of South Yorkshire, situated in the north of England. Barnsley became a market town in the middle ages before expanding massively during the Industrial Revolution due to the production of glass in the area, as well as its coal-rich mines. Modern-day Barnsley is a busy town, full of plenty to see and do for all the family and a range of rental properties. Shopaholics will enjoy the range of high-street and independent brands available in the town, both within its Alahambra Shopping Centre and dotted throughout Barnsley's streets. Historians can visit Barnsley's own museum or the gorgeous Wentworth Castle and its sculpted gardens. Arty types, meanwhile, can take in a show at the Lamproom Theatre, whilst the Cannon Hall Farm provides a great day out with the kids during the summer holidays. Families will be delighted with the range of excellent schools serving the Barnsley area, whilst professionals can enjoy a commute to Leeds or Sheffield of only half an hour.