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Population: 70000
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Kevin Keegan Diana Rigg Sir Frederick Russell George Porter Lesley Garrett Jeremy Clarkson
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Folk Customs:
Handsworth Longsword Dancers

Doncaster Events

Doncaster Beer Festival


Doncaster Architecture Week
DONCASTER Heritage Festival
Doncaster Historical Fayre

Doncaster Live

Pedal for Pounds
South Yorkshire Classic Car & Bike Show
St Leger

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Denaby Main Car Boot
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"went about 3 oclock did not get meal till 3.40 then when it came not the best meal ive had in there will not be eating there again

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Oranges Ladies Only Health Club
"What an absolute joke this gym is...i am very supprised it is even open. Total rip off and hardly any of the equipment worked, staff are rude and couldnt even ..." More

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As can be guessed from its name, Doncaster has its roots in Roman times, when the fort of Caer Daun guarded an important crossing of the river Don, making the place a staging point on the land route between York and Lincoln. The town became known as Danum before it was Doncaster. Castra means camp, so Doncaster was the camp (or fort) on the river Don. Throughout its history has remained an important point on the route between North and South. In the age of the stage coach Doncaster was a significant stopping point. When the railway age arrived the town flourished further, a major locomotive works being built there because of the town’s location and its coal mining. Coal mining peaked in the early 20th century, and disappeared in the 1970s and 80s. The famous Mallard and Flying Scotsman engines were built there, part of an engineering tradition including tractor building, though that too is receding into history. Doncaster remains an important railway station, on the East Coast Mainline, and is said to be served by more train operating companies than any other, and to the west is the Railport serving traffic destined for the Channel Tunnel. There is now the new international Robin Hood airport serving the town, and it has tremendous road links, standing on the A1(M), the M18, and within minutes of the M1 and M62. The town was granted a Royal Charter in 1194 and a market charter in 1248, and the market is still going strong. There is a link between Doncaster’s transport heritage and its most famous sporting event, as the racecourse is said to have developed because of the breeding of horses in the town for the stagecoach service. The St Leger, run at Doncaster, is the oldest of the five British classic races, having started in 1776. In an echo of work elsewhere in the town the racecourse has been extensively refurbished and improved, reopening in August 2007. As might be expected with a town of nearly 70,000 inhabitants, and Metropolitan Borough population approaching 300,000, the leisure and retail facilities in Doncaster are good, and in recent times it has become an Education City in a regeneration drive. The history of a town like Doncaster is bound to leave its monuments. The impressive Minster dominates the centre, and a few miles to the South West lies 12th-century Conisbrough Castle, cared for by English Heritage. There are plenty of other reminders of the wealth of the town through the centuries: Cusworth Hall, Brodsworth Hall, and Cantley Manor among them. It would be a mistake to think of Doncaster only in urban or built environment terms, as it is surrounded by natural features like Sprotbrough Flash in the Don Gorge, and the Humberhead Peatlands, and several Yorkshire Wildlife Trust sites.


Brodsworth Hall and Gardens (EH)
Conisbrough Castle
Cusworth Hall Museum of South Yorkshire Life
Doncaster Aeroventure South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery
Old Smithy and Heritage Centre
Thorne Memorial Park Railway
Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoftý


Campanile Hotel *book online*
Express by Holiday Inn Doncaster *book online*
Innkeepers Lodge *book online*
Park Inn *book online*
Premier Inn Doncaster (Lakeside) *book online*
Premier Inn Doncaster Central *book online*
Premier Inn Doncaster Central East *book online*
The Purple Hotel *book online*
Thorne Central Guest House *book online*
Travelodge Doncaster *book online*
Travelodge Doncaster M18/M180 *book online*


Candy Farm Naturist Site

Woodcarr Park

Care Home

86 Travis Gardens
Cedars Care Home
Dunniwood Lodge
Flower Park Care Home
Oaklands Care Home
Woodlea Care Home


Odeon Doncaster
Vue Doncaster


Dance - Burns School Of Dance Ltd
Transilvania School of Krav Maga
Yoga - Sunshine Yoga


Spring Storm
The Venue


Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council


Dental Practice
Dental Surgery
J. Brady & Associates
M. E. Young & Associates

Estate Agent

247 Property Services
Brown William H
C Barnsdale & Son
Elite Property Solutions
Haybrook Property Services
John Robinson Estate Agents
Reeds Rains Estate Agents

Farmers Market

Doncaster Farmers Market

Golf Club

Doncaster Golf Club
Doncaster Town Moor
Hickleton Golf Club
Owston Park
Thornhurst Park Golf Club
Wheatley Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Cannons Health Club
Empire Body Building and Fitness Centre
Oranges Ladies Only Health Club


Angel Inn
Earl of Doncaster

The Loco
The Lodge


Antique and Bric-a-Brac Market
Brodsworth Miners Welfare Car Boot
Bullcroft Memorial Hall Car Boot
Denaby Main Car Boot
Doncaster Farmers Market
Doncaster Market
Keepmoat Stadium Car Boot
Racecourse Sunday Market
Scawthorpe Car Boot

Performing Arts

New Youth Theatre
Ridgeway School Of Dance

Pub and Bar

Alverley Inn
Cadeby Inn
Coach & Horses
Crooked Billet
Eagle & Child

Forresters Arms
Golden Fleece
Nags Head
Prince Of Wales
The Duke William
Three Horseshoes
Woodfield Farm


Doncaster Racecourse


Cactus Jack
Cadeby Inn
Carlos Restaurant
Central Park
Crooked Billet
Eating Whole
Epworth Tap

Forresters Arms
Fresco Diner
Le Bistro
San Remo
Woodfield Farm


Hill House St Mary's School
New Youth Theatre
Ridgeway School Of Dance


Atherton Godfrey
Atteys Solicitors
Dawson & Burgess Solicitors
Grainger Appleyard Solicitors
Taylor Bracewell Solicitors


A Black Cab Co
Alpha Mini Cabs
Cusworth Travel

Lambeth travel
Star Taxis
Williamson Cars Ltd


Byways Veterinary Centres

Sports Clubs

Denaby & Cadeby CC (Cricket)
Donaster TC (Tennis)
Doncaster (Rowing)
Doncaster ARLFC (Rugby League)
Doncaster Danum Eagles Basketball Club (Basketball)
Doncaster Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Doncaster Panthers Basketball Club (Basketball)
Doncaster RFC (Rugby Union)
Doncaster Rovers (Football)
Doncaster Town CC (Cricket)
Eden Grove TC (Tennis)
Harworth Hurricanes BMX Club (Cycling)
Hatfield Flyers Basketball Club (Basketball)
Hatfield Town Cricket Club (Cricket)


Athena Books

Chapter 2 Books Ltd
Harvest Fields Books
Maridon Bookshop
Blooming Lovely
Sugg Sport
Allsports (Retail) Ltd
Elegant Designs
Busy Lizzie
Stringers Strikes
Bland Tavern Nurseries
Walkers Nurseries Ltd
Juliann Gifts
Whittard of Chelsea
H I Weldrick Ltd
H Dickinson & Co
J D Sports
Amazing Gifts For You
Mountain Warehouse
PC World
Evetian & Beck-Arron
Gallery 13
Ernest Jones
Lakeside Village
Soundtrax Disco
Adams Collectables
Carol's Floral Occasions
Barratt Shoes
T K Maxx
Caro'ls Floral Occasions
Pets At Home
Baby Smiles
Pink Orchid Hair & Beauty Salon
Jody Adele Beauty
McCallum’s Farm Shop
Roseacre Nursery
Beau Frames & Crafts
G French Jewellery
R A Imaging Photographic Studio
LSP Photography
Elite Bridalwear
River Island
House Of Fraser


Stones Keith
Keith Stones Grandfather Clocks


Mountain Aspirations(Adventure)
Conisbrough Castle Archers(Archery)
Danum Archers(Archery)
Doncaster Superbowl(Bowling)
Doncaster Wheels CC(Cycling)
Grove House Stables(Riding)
Grove House Stables Riding School & Livery Yard(Riding)

Places to Stay near Doncaster

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Premier Inn Doncaster Central (0.29 miles)

Premier Inn Doncaster Central
Premier Inn Doncaster Central High Fishergate is ideal for Doncaster town centre, St George's Minster and transport links. It has a Table Table restaurant and air-conditioned rooms with great beds. The adjacent public car park is ... More | visit website
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Regent Hotel (0.52 miles)

Regent Hotel

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Set in the heart of Doncaster in walking distance to the shops and train centre is the friendly Regent Hotel. Offering a mix of 18th Century architecture and friendly modern ... More

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The Caribbean (0.68 miles)

The Caribbean
The Caribbean is a 4-star bed and breakfast, situated 5 minutes’ walk from Doncaster city centre and 0.8 miles from Doncaster Racecourse. Free private parking is also provided. Frenchgate shopping centre and Doncaster Rail Station ... More | visit website
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Earl of Doncaster (0.88 miles)

Earl of Doncaster

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Just 1 mile from the town centre, The Earl has long been established as one of Doncaster’s leading hotels. Ideally suited for access by both road and rail, with our ... More

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Park Inn by Radisson (1.08 miles)

Park Inn by Radisson
The Park Inn Doncaster is ideally located for both business and leisure. The hotel is situated barely a mile from Doncaster and is on the main access road to the town. The hotel has 87 ... More | visit website
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Grand St. Leger Hotel (1.19 miles)

Grand St. Leger Hotel

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The most luxurious Hotel in Doncaster...And a perfect venue for business or pleasure. Offering the finest accommodation in Doncaster and superb conference facilities, the hotel is ideal for a company ... More

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Premier Inn Doncaster (Lakeside) (1.57 miles)

Premier Inn Doncaster (Lakeside)
Ideally located within easy reach of the M18, M1 and Doncaster rail interchange. Next door to Lakeside Outlet shopping village. Local attractions include Doncaster Keepmoat football stadium, Doncaster racecourse, a cinema and bowling alley. Our Doncaster ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Doncaster Central East (1.68 miles)

Premier Inn Doncaster Central East
Within easy reach of the M18. Conveniently located for Doncaster train station. Local attractions include Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster Leisure Dome and Keepmoat football stadium. Situated on Doncaster leisure park with a cinema and bowling alley ... More | visit website
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Campanile Hotel (1.81 miles)

Campanile Hotel

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Our modern hotel will provide you with high standards, together with excellent value for money. The Campanile Hotel Doncaster is only 5 miles from Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster.

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Express by Holiday Inn Doncaster (1.87 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn Doncaster

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Close to Robin Hood Airport, just 2 minutes’ drive from the M18 motorway and the A1(M), this modern hotel offers comfortable, air-conditioned accommodation at ... More

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