Doncaster

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!

Accommodation

The Earl of Doncaster Hotel

Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6AD

Stable Arches Boutique Hotel at Hooton Pagnell Hall

Hooton Pagnell Hall, Hooton Pagnell, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7BW

Ramada Encore Doncaster

Doncaster Robin Hood Airport, First Avenue, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3RH

Park Inn by Radisson Doncaster

Decoy Bank South, White Rose Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 5PD

Holiday Inn Express

Bullrush Grove, Woodfield Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8SN

Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse

Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6BB

Hawthorn Hideaway

Hawthorne Lodge, Brickyard Lane, Walkeringham, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 4LZ

Attractions in Doncaster

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

Mayflower Bar & Eatery Ltd

High Street, Austerfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6QU

Mayflower Bar & Eatery Ltd

High Street, Austerfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6QU

Jaysters Catering of Bawtry

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

Garden Grille Restaurant @ Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse

Leger Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6BB

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

Visit Bawtry

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

Walkers Nurseries

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

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

Friends of Sandall Park

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

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

Doncaster Wool Market

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

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Branton, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3QY

Doncaster Mansion House

High Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11BN

Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre

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

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7XJ

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.

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