Visit Doncaster - Yorkshire's newest city

Yorkshire’s newest city, Doncaster, is a thriving place, with much to see and discover. Stay a while and base a visit to beautiful South Yorkshire.


Discover Doncaster

At the heart of Doncaster is an historic market town where Norman castles, Regency buildings and a rich railway and horse racing heritage thrive.

But Doncaster has also evolved. Now a modern metropolis, it offers an exciting mix of green open spaces and nature reserves with spectacular shopping and nightlife too.

NEW! Doncaster was given city status, and will be an official city from 1 November 2022.

Doncaster launched a reopening campaign in 2020, to show how the town bounced back from the coronovirus pandemic.

There is much to see and do in the town and surrounding area.

In truth, there’s more than enough to fill two days, and you’ll likely leave wanting even more from Donnie in future!


Doncaster on the Map

Doncaster is between Sheffield and Hull, closer to the former than the latter, and both Sheffield and Doncaster are the biggest settlements in South Yorkshire.


Accommodation

Innkeeper’s Lodge Doncaster, Bessacarr

Bessacarr Toby Carvery, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 7BS, United Kingdom

Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse

Doncaster Racecourse Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB , United Kingdom

Highfield cottage

Doncaster, dn10 4ap, United Kingdom

The Old Granary

Doncaster, DN69BQ, United Kingdom

The Hay Barn

Doncaster, DN7 5LW, United Kingdom

The Cow Shed at Pear Tree Farm

Doncaster, DN7 5SZ, United Kingdom

Magnolia Corner

Doncaster, DN11 9UH, United Kingdom

Buttercup Lodge

Doncaster, DN10 4AU, United Kingdom

Balcony Apartment – Spacious 2 Large Beds

Doncaster, dn4 7bh, United Kingdom

bailiffs cottage annex

Skipwith Close, Doncaster, DN119TA, United Kingdom

The Scarsdale

18 Salisbury Road, Doncaster, DN4 0HA, United Kingdom

Warren House

16 Warren Close, Doncaster, DN2 6EY, United Kingdom

Urban view

175 Urban Road, Doncaster, DN4 0HH, United Kingdom

The Wootton House

120 Zetland Road, Doncaster, DN2 5EJ, United Kingdom

The Urban

18 Salisbury Road, Doncaster, DN4 0HA, United Kingdom

The Station Restaurant & Bar

Station road Blaxton, Doncaster, DN9 3AA, United Kingdom

The Red Lion Wetherspoon

37–38 Market Place , Doncaster, DN1 1NH, United Kingdom

The Plough Inn

2 High Street Arksey, Doncaster, DN5 0SF, United Kingdom

The Loco

33 Church Street Haxey, Doncaster, DN9 2HY, United Kingdom

The Little Hexthorpe house

Langer Street, Doncaster, DN4 0EY, United Kingdom

The Homestead House

55 Zetland Road, Doncaster, DN2 5EQ, United Kingdom

The Harrington 2 Bedroom House Doncaster – Hosted by Seren Property

6 Harrington Street, Doncaster, DN1 1LX, United Kingdom

Wow Factor Open Plan 2Bed House, Free Parking & WiFi

19 Springwell Gardens, Doncaster, DN4 9AH, United Kingdom

Whitburn House Free Internet TV Near Town Centre

9 Whitburn Road Hyde Park, Doncaster, DN1 2AT, United Kingdom

Wheatley House

30 Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster, DN2 4LY, United Kingdom

Spacious Victorian Double Room

Avenue Road, Doncaster, DN1 2QA, United Kingdom

Spacious Luxurious Serviced Accomodation

91 Woodfield Road Building, Doncaster, DN4 8HN, United Kingdom

Spacious Luxurious Serviced Accommodation 2

1 Lilac Crescent, Doncaster, DN12 1NH, United Kingdom

Semi Detached House – Large Enclosed Garden

22 Homestead Garth, Doncaster, DN7 6RN, United Kingdom

Sandall Apartment

29 Harris Road, Doncaster, DN3 2FE, United Kingdom

Rossington Hall

Rossington Hall Great, Doncaster, DN11 0HR, United Kingdom

Roberts Residence

21 Roberts Road, Doncaster, DN4 0JN, United Kingdom

Rigsbys Guesthouse Doncaster

84 Thorne Road, Doncaster, DN2 5BL, United Kingdom

Regent Hotel Doncaster

Regent Square, Doncaster, DN1 2DS, United Kingdom

Reeves Apartment

140 Reeves Way, Doncaster, DN3 2FD, United Kingdom

Ramskir Apartment

11 Ramskir Lane, Doncaster, DN7 5BE, United Kingdom

Attractions in Doncaster

Doncaster Dome

Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7PD

Doncaster Wool Market

The Wool Market, Market Place, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1NF

Friends of Sandall Park

Sandall Park, Thorne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 5DY

Garden Grille Restaurant @ Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse

Leger Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6BB

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Branton, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3QY

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7XJ

Conisbrough Castle

Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 3BU

Cusworth Hall & Park

Cusworth Ln Cusworth, Doncaster DN5 7TU

Doncaster Minster

Church Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1RD

Aagrah Doncaster

Great North Road, Woodlands, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6 7RA

Doncaster Racecourse

The Grandstand, Leger Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6BB

The Hostel

Hooton Pagnell, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7BT

The Harewood

28 Waterdale, Doncaster , South Yorkshire, DN1 3EY

The Earl of Doncaster Hotel

Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6AD

Jaysters Catering of Bawtry

No. 12 Bawtry Business Park, Station Road, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6QD

Coco Ice Cellar Cocktail Bar

31 Market Place, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6JL

YWT Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

Mallard Way, White Rose Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DB

Walkers Nurseries

Mosham Road, Blaxton, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3BA

Visit Bawtry

c/o Crown Hotel, Market Place, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6JT

Tia Rescue

Mill Race Farm, Wroot Road, Finningley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3DY

The Creation Station

Queens Road Design Centre, 54-58 Queens Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 2NH

Sunnybank Garden (Home of The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm)

Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 6PH

Snapdragon

Lakeside Village, White Rose Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 5PJ

Rossington Hall

Rossington Hall, Great North Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 0HR

National Horseracing College

The Stables Rossington Hall, Great North Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 0HN

Mercedes-Benz Doncaster

Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 4NF

Limited 2 Art

17 Market Place, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6JL

Lakeside Village

White Rose Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 5PJ

Frenchgate Shopping Centre

Frenchgate Shopping Centre, St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1SW

Diamond Live Lounge Ltd

Diamond Live Lounge, 35-46 Wood Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 3LH

Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Doncaster Sheffield Airport Ltd, Heyford House, First Avenue, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3RH

Doncaster Tourist Information Centre

1 Priory Place, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1BN

Cycle Supreme

7/9 Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6AA

Boston Park Farm

Boston Park Farm, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 6DS

Ashworth Barracks

Cedar Road, Balby, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 9EY

Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre

Old Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 6EQ

Pictures from Doncaster


About Doncaster

Doncaster is a large town in South Yorkshire.

Situated near the River Don, Doncaster Minster has a tall tower, stained-glass windows and a Schulze organ, plus a Roman wall on its grounds.

Doncaster Market has hundreds of indoor and outdoor stands and stalls, including the Corn Exchange, a grand Victorian shopping center.

Exhibits at the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery include a 1914 Cheswold car.

It is the main settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster and the second largest in South Yorkshire after Sheffield.

The town has a population of just short of 110,000 and the metropolitan borough has over 311,000 residents.


Notable People from Doncaster

Notable people from Doncaster include the following list:

  • Yungblud – singer, songwriter and musician.
  • Jeremy Clarkson – famous for being the former presenter of Top Gear and face of the show The Grand Tour.
  • Louis Tomlinson – former member of the band One Direction, currently a solo artist.
  • Kevin Keegan – football manager and former player.
  • Emma Chambers – actress, famous for her role of Alice Horton in The Vicar of Dibley and Honey Thacker in Notting Hill.
  • Sarah Stevenson – 2011 world champion of Taekwondo.
  • James Toseland – a former motocyclist, currently vocalist in a band with his own name.
  • Thomas Howes – famous for playing the role of William Mason in the British TV series Downton Abbey.
  • Roy Clarke – a writer, famous for his Last of the Summer Wine and Keeping Up Appearances.
  • Diana Rigg – actress
  • John McLaughlin – guitarist and frontman of Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • Tan France – one of the hosts of Queer Eye.
  • Andrew White – presenter and producer of Walks Around Britain and writer of The Walker Mysteries novels.
  • Danny Schofield – a professional football coach and a former player.

Doncaster FAQ’s

What is Doncaster famous for?

Doncaster is famous for horse racing. Doncaster is one of the oldest racecourses in the world. It hosts two famous horse races: The Doncaster Cup, which is the oldest horse race in the world, and the St Leger Stakes, which is the oldest classic horse race in the world.

Is Doncaster the largest town in England?

Doncaster used to be a large town, but now has city status.

Is Doncaster owned by Scotland?

Doncaster was given to Scotland during the 12th century (The Treaty of Durham). It was never officially reclaimed by England, making the area legally still part of Scotland.

Where next?

Visit more South Yorkshire locations here.