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Car hire in Barnsley

Car hire in Barnsley

The town of Barnsley is located in the South Yorkshire area of England, conveniently close to Leeds and Sheffield. It is best known for its football club, but with a hire car you’ll be able to explore its other attractions and take advantage of Barnsley’s proximity to the M1 to discover places further afield.

What I need to know

With several Barnsley car rental companies on offer, you’ll want to find the right car for you at the best price. You can do this by comparing car hire on our site. Not only will you get a great deal, but the added benefits of 24-hour customer support, free cancellation if you need it and no credit card fees.

Where to pick up my car

The pick-up location for your vehicle will depend on which Barnsley car hire company you have decided to book with. Each provider has their own places for collection throughout the city, so you can choose the one that will most conveniently fit with your plans. Just remember to check it again nearer to the time of collection.

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Where to go

Barnsley city centre is home to a number of bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as some well-known shops. Queen Street is the place to head to for fashion chains, while The Arcade is where you’ll find independent retailers and designer stores if you’re looking for something a bit different.

Nearby Barnsley

Less than 20 minutes’ drive from Barnsley is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, with a ride range of artists’ work on display in a stunning outdoor setting. Highlights include pieces by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Alternatively, take the kids to Cannon Hall Farm, where you’ll find animals, a playground and farm shop.

Longer drives

Jump in your hire car and drive to Manchester, Sheffield or Leeds to experience city life. In Leeds, you’ll find plenty of museums and attractions, including The Royal Armouries and the centrally located Leeds Art Gallery. There’s also fantastic shopping opportunities, with the Trinity Centre and some beautiful historic arcades.

Eating and drinking

Yorkshire is known for a number of local products and dishes, including forced rhubarb, parkin and delicious cheeses. Make your way to one of Barnsley’s markets to sample these delights or seek out a country pub or tea room, where you’ll be served the best of the region. With a number of fine breweries across Yorkshire, you may also wish to sample one or two of these once you’ve parked the car for the day.

Things to do

Among the things to do in Barnsley are visiting some of the museums and galleries it has to offer. See artefacts dating back centuries and find out more about the history of the town at Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre. If you prefer art, then the Cooper Gallery has some standout pieces by the likes of Turner.


The ruined, medieval site of Monk Bretton Priory is well worth a visit for its aesthetics and interesting history. It was founded as a Cluniac monastery in the 12th century and converted to a Benedictine house a century later. Another important site is the Barnsley Main Colliery, where you can see the remains of the coal-winding shaft, which has now been made a Grade II-listed building.


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