Destination guide

The friendly city of Barnsley awaits you

Enjoy the area's art galleries, culture and history with a rental holiday home in Barnsley. Revered for its bars, restaurants and entertainment, this city is both welcoming and scenic. National Coal Mining Museum and Magna Science Adventure Centre are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Barnsley

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Barnsley a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Magna Science Adventure Centre (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Barnsley Metrodome (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Wortley Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Cannon Hall Farm (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Barnsley

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Barnsley is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Peace Gardens (12 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Locke Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Wentworth Castle Gardens (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Wentworth Castle (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Rabbit Ings Country Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Barnsley

The nearest airport is in Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), located 19.9 mi (32.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is 23.1 mi (37.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Barnsley Station, Dodworth Station and Darton Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday rentals are available around Barnsley?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 247 holiday lettings around Barnsley. From 90 cottages to 59 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Barnsley?

Nothing comes close to the silence of rural living. No traffic rumbling by or annoying car horns. Just you and the quiet of the countryside! HomeAway has 45 countryside rental properties in this destination. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Luckily, HomeAway has a bunch more options, including:

  • 33 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 16 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 15 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Barnsley?

Unpack your bag, take in the view and turn the kettle on. If you're searching for a place with all the conveniences of home, an apartment rental is an awesome way to go. HomeAway has 173 for you to choose from here. How does £30 a night sound? That's what you're looking at paying if you don't dilly dally! If that doesn't agree with your posse's style, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Cottage: 83 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Hotel: 68 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • House: 63 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £19 per night.

Can I stay in Barnsley in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable trip is unwinding with friends and family in a completely new place. If you're visiting with a large group, HomeAway has options for you. Currently, apartment holiday rentals are popular for large groups of travellers here, and you'll find 27 available on our database. Rental properties around here that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 96 holiday rentals perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night for as little as £35.
  • If you have 5 in your family, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 36 holiday rentals perfect. The starting price is £40 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 8? We've got 36 rental accommodation that will be ideal. Prices start from £84 per night.

You and your crew will be more than satisfied when you organise your Barnsley holiday with us!