Doncaster has a positive treasure trove of attractions and distractions to keep the whole family entertained.
The Industrial Revolution may have transformed this ancient town but there are plenty of historical sights to marvel at. A trip to Rotherham Minster, described by Pevsner as "the finest perpendicular church in England" is a must.
If there's one place that has it all, it's Sheffield. On one hand it's a thriving hub with music, sports and shopping scenes that draw in visitors from miles around. And on the other, it's a city just minutes away from the exciting wilderness of the Peak District.
As well as boasting beautiful countryside, a castle and a 17th Century mill on its doorstep, Barnsley centre is bustling with attractions both old and new.
The Peak District is an area rich in history and heritage. Stunning Chatsworth House is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll, or visit the wonderful Renishaw Hall Gardens in the summertime to experience beautiful fountains and flower displays.
Penistone is a great place to explore Yorkshire countryside, with the nearby Trans Pennine Trail offering wild flowers, scenic pathways and even some friendly Shetland Ponies.
so much, so near, so different
South Yorkshire is full of pleasant surprises. Once an industrial heartland, the region has been transformed into a 21st Century playground with a passion for music, sport and culture. So, alongside some of the UK's best shopping, family attractions and nightlife, you'll find some of UK's finest Gothic architecture, museums and Victorian monuments. This engaging mix of old and new makes South Yorkshire a must for every generation.