Barnsley West

Barnsley West

Make it yours

It's All Barnsley
Barnsley West is where we open our doors to the countryside. Experience inspiring art, history and market towns. Barnsley West. Make it Yours.

In this part of Barnsley, you can explore picturesque gardens or get inspired by art. Ramble through walking country, or take on the Trans Pennine Trail.

Wentworth Castle Gardens attracts visitors from near and afar with its 500 acres of rolling parklands that are inhabited by herds of fallow and red deer. The gardens themselves are South Yorkshire’s only Grade I-listed landscape, bringing together historical monuments and breathtaking greenery.

Another historic home is Cannon Hall Museum Park and Gardens. Visit the museum for art collections, which include everything from modern art glass to Georgian furniture, 17th-century Dutch masterpieces to contemporary British studio ceramics and more. Before you set off, take a stroll outdoors in their beautifully landscaped park and gardens.

Head to Penistone Market Town for traditional English charm and a 100+ year-old cinema. Or visit Pot House Hamlet for independent shops, cafés and a garden centre. And don’t miss out a weekend of great food and music for the whole family at Underneath the Stars Festival.

Things to do in barnsley west
Explore Barnsley West
Getting to different parts of Barnsley West is easy, with lots of ways to travel around. If you love to get active, you can explore on foot or by bicycle. There are also bus and train routes available, and a few different taxi companies too.

With a variety of green spaces across Barnsley West, like Wentworth Castle and Gardens, Scout Dike Reservoir and more, there’s so much to do outdoors — whether it’s for leisure, fitness or just a bit of fresh air!

Visitor Information

How to get here

Barnsley West is accessible by car from the M1. With train stops in Penistone and Silkstone Common, it can be accessed via Barnsley Interchange with direct links from major cities.

You can also get here by hopping on the following buses from Barnsley Interchange: 20, 95, 93, 95a, X17, 1

These are some useful links for getting to

Google Maps


Northern Rail


Public Transport

Getting around by public transport in Barnsley West? The bus routes include 20, 95, 93, 95a, X17, 1

There are also several reputable taxi companies in the area, such as:

  • Veezu
  • Citytaxis
  • Arrow Taxis
  • Platinum Travel Barnsley

Car Parking

You can park your car in one of the many car parks or on-street parking spaces available in Barnsley West. Some car parks are free, while others charge a fee depending on the duration of your stay. You can pay by cash, card, or phone using the RingGo or PayByPhone apps.

Find out more about parking around Barnsley here.


Enjoy the best of Barnsley West no matter your needs, with inclusive accessibility to venues and attractions across the borough.

Click here to visit our Accessibility page and find out more.

You can also check whether a building, venue or route is accessible on the AccessAble website which also shows you the facilities available on-site or en route.

Click here to visit the AccessAble website.

Cyclists & Ramblers

If you’re looking to get around Barnsley West by bicycle, you'll find many dedicated cycle lanes, which road signs and markings will indicate. There’s also a variety of country lanes, scenic pathways and trails to explore.

Barnsley West is great for walkers too, with many places to ramble, hike or take a stroll.

Check out some of the useful links below for more info:

Let’s Ride


Ride the Routes



Trans Pennine Trail


There are several public toilets available across Barnsley West, and some of them have baby-changing facilities. For those toilets for disabled people only, you’ll need a RADAR key.

Click here to find the closest public toilet to you.

Always check the venue for opening hours and access before attending.

Make a stay of it
There’s so much to do in the Barnsley West region — from visiting the glorious historic gardens at Wentworth Castle Gardens to exploring the picturesque Penistone Market Town. If you’re staying in the town centre, you can easily access this area by train, car or bus.

With so many activities, green spaces and places to experience, it’s worth sticking around Barnsley West and using it as your base to explore. 

Click here to learn more about Barnsley's hotels, B&Bs, AirBnbs, and other places to stay in the area.

All you need to know about Barnsley West

Key Locations

If you're looking to visit Barnsley West, here are some of the key places: Kingstone, Dodworth, Penistone, Cawthorne, Oxspring, Thurgoland, Hunshelf, Stainborough, Silkstone, Wortley, Tankersley, Ingbirchworth, Langsett, Shaw Lands, Kingston, Carlecotes, Crow Edge, Hoylandswaine, Wentworth Castle, Kexborough, and Barugh Green.


Barnsley West is home to some brilliant pubs and restaurants, making it a great area to pop in for the evening or spend the night.

The Spencer Arms in Cawthorne is just a short drive from Cannon Hall and offers delicious food and drinks. Head there on a Friday night for live music in the bar area.

At The Fountain Pub in Penistone, you can enjoy quiz nights every Tuesday alongside traditional, locally sourced food and beer from local breweries. Also in Penistone is The Vault Bistro; a restaurant and speakeasy that’s perfect for tapas, small plates and some of Barnsley West’s best cocktails.


There’s a range of fun things to do in Barnsley West.

SOAR Trampoline Park in Barugh Green is one of the best places to take the family. With trampolines galore, you're bound to tire the little ones out with a fun-filled day of bouncing.

Or, for the football lovers, head to Shoot 5 Indoor Soccer in Silkstone to play on their state of the art 3G pitches. It's not one to miss!

Grab your essentials

Visiting the area and need to buy groceries?

There are two main supermarkets in Barnsley West: a Co-Op in Mapplewell and an ALDI in Barugh Green.

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