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Doncaster was founded as a garrison and market town in a strategic position on the River Don by the Romans in AD 71. Now a large town in South Yorkshire about 20 miles from Sheffield, it is described as one of the best connected towns in the UK, with an excellent rail service and a new international airport, as well as its proximity to the A1(M) and M18 motorways. In recent years the centre of the town has undergone a major regeneration, including the development of an Education City campus, and the creation of a new shopping centre and transport interchange at the Frenchgate Centre. It was voted amongst the top ten “up and coming European towns” by Trip Advisor in 2010, and has received numerous accolades for its market and the impressive floral street displays which have won it prizes in the “Britain in Bloom” competition. Doncaster Racecourse is internationally renowned, and apart from its sporting and railway heritage, visitors can enjoy the ancient villages and historic houses and castles in the wider surrounds.
Things to Do in Doncaster
Doncaster offers great opportunities to the family wanting to have a good day out or to the sporting enthusiast. Close to the town centre is Lakeside, featuring The Dome, one of the UK’s top leisure attractions, which includes a climbing wall, a seven-pool water world, and a split-level ice-rink. Doncaster Racecourse not only offers an exciting programme of National Hunt and flat races but also has an excellent restaurant and hosts concerts and exhibitions year round. In the centre of Doncaster the beautiful Minster Church of St George is described as a “haven of peace”, and houses a church clock designed by the designers of Big Ben as well as an internationally renowned church organ.
Top 3 Must See: Doncaster
Lakeside leisure attractions
Trolleybus Museum, with 1950s world and café
Museums include the Vulcan Experience, a celebration of the historic aircraft, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, and the 18th century Cusworth Hall Museum and Park. A view of “life below stairs” three centuries ago is offered in the tour of the restored bake house, laundry and still room, and the stunningly ornate ceiling paintings in the Italianate chapel have only just been rediscovered. The visitor will need a car to explore the wider area, and the cities of Leeds and Hull are just a short drive away, as is the Humber Estuary and the coast. Arranging car hire in Doncaster and finding the best deals for you is easily done through GoCarHire.co.uk with pick-up available from the company of your choice at Robin Hood Airport, or in the centre of town.
Drive Around Doncaster
Getting to great places to visit from Doncaster couldn’t be easier, with the A1(M) close by, giving access to Leeds, York, and the North York Moors National Park. The M18 leads to Sheffield and the Peak District National Park, and heading east, the fishing port of Grimsby and the coast is an easy trip on the M180. Doncaster itself is easy to navigate around, and there is a ring road that allows you to avoid driving through the city centre. Arriving at Robin Hood Airport, the town is a 7 mile drive on the A638.
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