Barnsley is a town located in the South Yorkshire area of England. Coal mining, glass making, coking plant and glassworks were the prominent industries in this town. However this declined in the beginning of the twentieth century. The Barnsley Development Agency now is in charge of providing employment facilities to the people in this town. Ardagh Glass Group is a significantly big employer of the people in this town.
The town has a number of landmarks which is now helping the town to earn money. These landmarks have become tourist attractions and the influx of the tourists to this place is helping the town to become economically self sufficient. Alhambra Centre, Barnsley Town hall, Cooper Gallery, Locke park, Barnsley central offices, Houndhill, Gawber parish Church, Barnsley Interchange, Parish Church of St. John the Baptist are some of the notable landmarks in this town.
Barnsley College was the seat of higher education in this town. With the opening of the branch of the University of Huddersfield, the people in this town can now fulfill their higher education and research needs easily.
The main means of transportation in this town is the Barnsley Interchange which is a combination of bus and rail station. This was opened in 2007. This building of the Interchange is one of the steps in the rebuilding process of this town. Stagecoach Yorskshire runs the bus services in this town. Robin Hood Airrport in Doncaster and the rail services by Northern Rail are the other means of transport available.