Places

Doncaster Essentials

A historical market town, at the southern edge of Yorkshire, Doncaster is renowned for many things including horseracing, Doncaster Markets and its wealth of Georgian and Regency architecture.

There really is so much to see and do in Doncaster that it can be hard to decide where to start. We thought we would give you a helping hand and start you off with some of our top attractions.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a must! It is the number one walk-through park in the UK and home to over 300 animals. Make sure you put aside a whole day for this because once you are there, you won’t want to leave.

Another family favourite is the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. It is a great opportunity to learn about Doncaster's fascinating Aviation heritage and see iconic aircraft. If you think you have to be an aircraft enthusiast to enjoy the museum, you couldn’t be more wrong.

Time your trip right and you could attend St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse, one of the most prestigious race weeks of the British horse racing calendar and the world’s oldest Classic horse race, an experience not to be missed!

We can’t let you leave Doncaster without experiencing Doncaster Minster’s vast spaces and breath-taking interior. Doncaster Minster is one of Doncaster’s most architecturally impressive buildings. It will leave you speechless. The Minster is open to locals and visitors from all faiths all year round.

If you can squeeze in a visit to Doncaster Markets then please do. As one of the finest traditional markets in all of England, it is only right to stop by and see what all the fuss is about.