Barnsley is a town in England and the administrative center of the metropolitan county of South Yorkshire. Their population is about 73,000. The city is the eponymous nucleus of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, which has about 230,000 inhabitants.


Barnsley is located 19 km north of Sheffield, 27 km south of Leeds and 23 km west of Doncaster.


Previously, the coal mining had the greatest importance in the economy of the city, is now in the industrial city and a textile and engineering industries located.

In the city, one of the worst mine disaster occurred in the history of Great Britain. On December 12, 1866, an explosion occurred in the mine " The Oaks Colliery ". 334 miners lost their lives. As a rescue team would take care of the situation, a second explosion that caused an additional 27 deaths occurred.

In Barnsley is located a total of 22 sites of Ardagh Glass Group for the manufacture of container glass in Europe.


  • Barnsley College
  • The University of Huddersfield has a campus in Barnsley University Centre Barnsley.


Barnsley has the Barnsley FC, a football team in the Football League Championship.

Twin Cities

  • Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, since 1971
  • Ukraine Horlivka

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), missionary to China
  • Wilf Copping (1909-1980), football player
  • John Arden (1930-2012), novelist and playwright
  • Tommy Taylor (1932-1958), football player
  • Ron Coe (1933-1988), cyclist
  • Mark Jones (1933-1958), football player
  • John Duttine (* 1949), actor
  • Brian Green Hoff (1953-2013), football player
  • Kate Rusby (born 1973 ), folk singer
  • Ellen Whitaker ( born 1986 ), show jumper
  • Joe Whitaker (* 1988), show jumping
  • Saxon Heavy Metal Band