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Campervan Hire Barnsley, take to the north

Surrounded by rolling countryside, dotted with historic villages and manor houses, you’ll find the South Yorkshire town of Barnsley. This is a region built on mining and its culture. The movie Brassed Off is about the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, based just five miles east of Barnsley.  It is proud of its heritage and famous for its market. There’s no need to hurry here… take some time to meet Yorkshire’s friendly locals. A motorhome hire in Barnsley is the perfect way to do this, explore the town and the rest of Yorkshire at your own pace.


The best deal on Barnsley Motorhome Rental

Finding the best price for your motorhome holiday can be the easiest part of your trip, if you use Motorhome Republic. Start by visiting our website, or download the mobile app. From there we need a few essential details: where you are picking up your van, dates of travel and driver’s age. Just like that, we can present you with all available campers for your trip, showing the specifications, facilities and price. Compare easily as you scroll through the selection of campervans, with the price for your whole holiday. Once you’ve made your choice, book securely online, with the assurance of a best-price guarantee. Still not sure? No problem! Give our talented motorhome experts a call, they are available around the clock. 

What to see and do in Barnsley

Historic houses to visit in Britain are ten a penny, but Cannon Hall is a great one to choose. It’s a stately Georgian country house set in 70 acres and makes for a relaxing day out. Outside, explore the Fairyland garden built in the 1870s with arches and pillars made from the ruins of local churches around a soothing pond. Next to the hall is a walled garden with the country’s most extensive collection of pear trees. Head inside to see the largest collection of Moorcroft ceramics available to view in a museum, and imagine life in the grand ballroom and dining room, fitted out with the furniture of the time.

Don’t forget to visit the market. There’s over 300 stalls here, with different themes on certain days. Monday to Saturday you can visit the fish, meat and produce vendors for fresh local ingredients to cook up a storm in your Barnsley camper rental. On Tuesdays is the antique and collectors market, and be prepared for surprises at Sunday’s car-boot stall.

Let off some steam at Calypso Cove Water Park, on fantastic flumes and super water slides. 

Eat and Drink in Barnsley

The Crown and Anchor is known as ‘the Whitehouse’ by locals, for its white rendered brick exterior. Newly renovated, it’s situated in Barugh Green, a mining town with plenty of history. It has all the draught brews you would expect, with superior pub-grub, including Britain’s best pub pie. 

Where to Stay in Barnsley

The closest park to Barnsley is Greensprings Touring Park, which is adequate for short stays. A nicer option is to head to Rotherham, for the Thrybergh Country Park campsite. This is a 60-acre site, with 35 acres taken up with a reservoir. Birdwatching and trout fishing can be organised, and you are handy to Sheffield. 

Barnsley road trips, so many options

From Barnsley, you have access to the distinctive attractions of the rest of South Yorkshire. Nearby Sheffield has a happening music and comedy scene, and is home to the ‘Grin Up North’, festival. Doncaster is famous for the St. Leger horse race. Smaller town delights include Penistone, Britain’s highest altitude market town. The surrounding Peak District has many scenic walks and quaint, historic pubs to visit should you need to refuel. 

From Barnsley, you easily get to Leeds and Manchester. Newcastle and Cambridge are other cities worth visiting  that can be reached within just a few hours drive from Barnsley.

Driving Tips in Yorkshire

Take the time to get off the motorways and explore the more scenic byways. However, do remember that your motorhome will be relatively cumbersome on these narrow roads and you are going to hit some steep country. Use consideration and pull over to let others pass on hills and in narrow lanes.