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Barnsley Hotels and Guest Houses

ibis Styles Barnsley
Whinby Road, Barnsley, S75 3LH
   +44 (0)1226 729930
Single from: £39.00
Double from: £67.00
per room per night
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The Fairway
Elmhirst Lane, Dodworth, Barnsley, S75 4LS
   +44 (0)871 200 2289
   E-mail Establishment
Single from: £35.00
Double from: £93.50
per room per night
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Mercure Barnsley Tankersley Manor Hotel
Church Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3DQ
   +44 (0)1226 744700
Single from: £56.70
Double from: £147.00
per room per night
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Holiday Inn Barnsley
Barnsley Road, Dodworth, Barnsley, S75 3JT
   +44 (0)1226 299571
Single from: £51.00
Double from: £152.45
per room per night
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Other accommodation near Barnsley

The town of Barnsley is an absolutely indispensable part of England and, though it is often overshadowed by some of the larger boroughs like that of Birmingham and London, the fact of the matter is that the nation would grind to a halt were it not for Barnsley and the many contributions it makes to the inner machinations of Britain. If one were to take the entire metropolitan borough of Barnsley as a whole the population would top two hundred thousand and that is to say nothing of the more outlying regions that still depend on Barnsley for the livelihood they experience. The town experienced this massive growth the same way most industrial towns in Britain did during the Industrial Revolution. Unlike many of these towns, though, Barnsley has a long and rich history that dates back to the beginning of England as we know it, long before the idea of metropolitan boroughs could have even been imagined.

Barnsley once had a population of a mere two hundred individuals and in those days it was known as Berneslai. This would have been during the eleventh century and Barnsley remained a small hamlet of little regard until the 1600's when the growth of nearby towns like London and Leeds caused all manner of roads to be constructed around England. Barnsley became increasingly popular as a stopover town of sorts where weary travellers could spend a night of rest during a long journey. The growing rate of people stopping over fueled the growth of inns, shops, and eateries and within no time Barnsley became every bit as respectable as the towns that it lay between. The town was able to benefit greatly from the Industrial Revolution as well and, by the 1800's, the linen weaving industry in Barnsley was second to none in the area. Eventually glass making would become another major trade for the city and many buildings from that era still stand today, acting as proud monuments to the Barnsley that once was. The largest industry, however, was the coalfields that were found in Barnsley and this truly helped the town to explode in popularity and prominence throughout the 19th century and beyond. Writers like George Orwell would go on to document the lives of the working class miners in the 20th century but these days Barnsley is dependent on light industry and the service sector. Even today Barnsley is in the process of an overhaul of sorts to improve its facade from that of a heavy industry town. Many plans are under way and the entire "Rethinking Barnsley" movement garners more speed every day. No matter what appearance the town takes on, though, it will always hold a special place in the hearts and minds of many in England and beyond for the stunning contributions it has made to the nation over its many years of existence. Barnsley may not be the coal haven that it once was but it will always be a symbol of the hard work and strong ethics of the British working class.

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