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Doncaster is a large town in South Yorkshire, England. It has a wide variety of shops and boasts spacious indoor and outdoor markets.


Tourist information[edit]

The tourist information centre is located on the High Street. There is a large traveler community which can be seen throughout Doncaster's rural areas.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

Doncaster is situated approximately 6 miles from Doncaster Airport where discount flights and package holidays are supplied Holidays from Doncaster Airport, Flights from Doncaster, Doncaster Airport Destinations. Airlines at Doncaster include Thomson Airways [3] and Wizzair [4] that connect Doncaster to European cities.

From the airport, the bus line (3)91 operates to the downtown train station ("frenchgate interchange"). Buses run about every 30 min Mon-Sat on daytime and once an hour in the evenings and on Sundays [5].

A cab to a hotel in Doncaster should cost around £9-15.

By train[edit]

Doncaster can be reached from most of England and part of Scotland. For more information, please see below.

  • Arriva Cross Country[7] operate trains between the south and south-west coasts, Birmingham, Newcastle and Scotland.
  • Transpennine Express operate routes from Doncaster to Manchester and Manchester Airport.

By bus[edit]

Bus services operate to Doncaster from all over South Yorkshire.

By car[edit]

There are plenty of car parks dotted around the town centre. The M18 motorway passes through the outskirts of Doncaster as does the A1 motorway which provide Doncaster with excellent links to both the M1 motorway to London and the M62 motorway to Manchester and Liverpool.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

There are services to all parts of Doncaster operated by 'First' Buses, simply ask for a Doncaster Day Saver ticket for Doncaster and pay £4.00, this entitles you to unlimited use of the First buses within Doncaster for the remainder of the day.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Conisborough Castle, take bus number X78 from the Doncaster Interchange and wait until you see it to get off.
  • Cusworth Hall. Georgian house on the outskirts of Doncaster that hosts the museum of South Yorkshire life and set in picturesque landscaped gardens  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Visit the largest leisure centre in South Yorkshire, the Doncaster Dome, offering ice skating in the UK's first split level ice rink and swimming in 'The Lagoons' [9]
  • The newly refurbished Frenchgate Shopping Centre located in the heart of the town centre. [10]
  • Lakeside Village is an outlet shopping area located located about 1 mile from junction 3, M18. You can reach the M18 from the M1, M62 or A1. It boasts over 40 stores including Next Outlet, Marks & Spencer and Cadbury's. [11]

Buy[edit][add listing]

Doncaster has a wide variety of shops, including the recently extended and refurbished Frenchgate Centre, many department stores, several large supermarkets, two indoor markets, two outdoor markets, charity shops, a large retail outlet known as the 'Lakeside Village' and much more.

  • Bawtry Golf Club (wedding venue doncaster), Cross Lane, Austerfield, 01302 711409, [1]. Come along to Bawtry Golf Club. A place for Golf, Business and Entertainment. Specialising in Functions of all varieties.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Cooplands. Delicious, home made baked goods. Sausage rolls and a cracking chicken pastie.  edit
  • The Yorkshire Pie House, 17 Silver Street, [2]. Noon til Late 7 days. A genuine British fast food restaurant. Amazing pies to eat in or take away. Nothing processed, real mash, real mushy peas, homemade gravy and mint sauce All healthy home made grub! under £10.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

On a whole Doncaster's drinking establishments cater for most peoples needs wether you want to sit down and have a quiet pint with friends and family or go out for a night with friends you will find somewhere to suit you.


The main bulk of Clubs and Pre-club Bars are situated on silver street you have a choice of

[12]Trilogy - 3 room nightclub

Berlins - a basement pre-club

[13] Che-Bar - Che Geuvara & Mardi Gras Themed Bar

[14]Co Co's - Retro Club

[15] Tryst - Trilogy's official Pre-Club mainly R 'n' B Music

Aruba - Pre-club bar

La Barracca - Cocktail bar

Rush - Bar

[16] Courtyard - Lively Bar playing all genres of music from 90's pop and dance to UK Top 40 hits

Although there are many other venues on Priory Walk

Walkabout - Austrailian Themed Bar

Toast - Bar

Gatehouse - Wetherspoons

The Pad - Small Bar

Moods - Nightclub

There are also some venues on Lazarus Court althought these are mainly aimed at 18 to 25 year olds

Also not to forget on the Hallgate there are many pubs including:

  • Goose - Large Bar
  • Lakota - Trendy Bar
  • Flares and Reflex - 70's & 80's Themed Bars

Daytime drinking[edit]

During the day in Doncaster there are many varied pubs and bars open from 9am till late. Although the best area to concerntrate on for a quiet drink would be the market place. You have nice selection of pubs where you can enjoy your drinks whilst either watching sport, listening to nice music or meeting new people. On the market place you have

  • The Red Lion - wetherspoons - nice quiet little place where you can enjoy a pint at wetherspoons prices.
  • The Masons Arms - This is a traditional Tetleys Real ale house that dates back to the 1700's great for those who like history and historical documents which you will find dotted around the pub on the walls
  • The Black Bull - Large pub where you can sit inside or in the large beer garden.
  • [17] The Courtyard - Large open plan bar which has a heated beer garden and a great atmosphere. Serving a wide range of Alcoholic and Non Alcohol Drinks including Coffee and Tea

Real ale[edit]

For those who love real ale then you should check out these pubs.

  • Courtyard - Has 3 ever changing guest ales and Mansfield cask always on
  • The Masons Arms' - They always have Tetleys Cask, Timothy Taylors Landlord, Old Speckled Hen and Black Sheep on
  • The Corner Pin - They have an every changing range of cask ales on tap
  • The Red Lion - as with most Wetherspoons they have an everchanging range of real ales.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Danum Hotel, High Street, Doncaster, DN1 1DN, Tel: +44 1302 342261[18]
  • The Regent Hotel, Regent Square, Doncaster, DN1 2DS, Tel: +44 1302 364180[19]
  • The Grand St Leger Hotel, Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, DN2 6AX, Tel: +44 1302 329865[20]

Premier Inn, Travelodge and Holiday Inn Express have hotels in the Doncaster area, all within easy reach of the town centre.

Health Services in Doncaster[edit]

  • Capio Park Hill
  • Tickhill Road Hospital
  • St. Catherines Hospital

Get out[edit]

Sheffield can be reached in under 20 minutes on the fastest trains.

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