Doncaster is situated in South Yorkshire, within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber, and can be easily reached by train.

Doncaster rail station, on the East Coast Main Line, has direct connections to many UK towns and cities including London, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh. The station is conveniently located opposite the Frenchgate shopping centre linked by a direct walkway for easy access.

Doncaster has plenty to keep you busy with its array of shopping, fun days out and its thriving nightlife. Whether you are heading for a day at the races, a night of bar hopping or for a weekend with the family to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. If it's history you're interested in, take a trip to St George's Minster which was built back in 1854, or the stately homes of Cusworth Hall and Brodsworth Hall. Take a look at our suggestions for more ideas!

Doncaster Attractions

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Brockholes Ln, Branton, Doncaster DN4 6TB Tel: 01302 535057

Situated in South Yorkshire, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has been named the ‘UK’s Number 1 Walkthrough Wildlife Park Adventure’, and is home to over 400 animals and over 70 species. Enjoy daily talks and feeding demonstrations with the animals, or book a mini or VIP tour experience to get up close with your favourite animals and learn about the park’s conservation.

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Doncaster Races

Doncaster Racecourse

Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6BB Tel: 01302 304200

Enjoy the thrill of a day at the races at the best place for horse racing in Yorkshire, Doncaster Racecourse, which famously hosts the historic William Hill St Leger Festival, a highlight of the year at Doncaster and steeped in 400 years of racing history.

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Cusworth Hall Doncaster

Cusworth Hall

Cusworth Ln, Doncaster DN5 7TU Tel: 01302 782342

Cusworth Hall is a beautiful Grade I listed building with events and activities on throughout the year, set on acres of parkland, woods, and lakes, offering impressive views across town. It is also home to a museum which exhibits a range of temporary exhibitions as well as housing its permanent collection of local history.

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Doncaster Restaurants


Cactus Jack's

18 Hall Gate, Doncaster DN1 3NA Tel: 01302 321500

For the best Tex-Mex in Doncaster head to Cactus Jack’s for enchiladas and cocktails, or choose from their expansive menu, also catering for dietary requirements offering gluten-free and vegan menus.

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La Fiesta

45 Doncaster Rd, Armthorpe, Doncaster DN3 2BU Tel: 01302 830212

Sample a taste of Spain at La Fiesta, Doncaster’s tapas restaurant, offering dining in a contemporary setting with an extensive menu ranging from small plates to main meals and catering for dietary requirements, makes it easy to please everyone!

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Hotels in Doncaster

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Travelodge Doncaster Lakeside

Lakeside Blvd, Doncaster DN4 5PL Tel: 0871 984 6515

Located just a few minutes away from the Lakeside Shopping Village, guests love the great location of this Travelodge and going for a walk around the lake surrounding this hotel, finding the rooms comfortable with everything needed to enjoy a stay in Doncaster.

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Red Lion Doncaster

The Red Lion

37-38 Market Place, Doncaster DN1 1NH Tel: 01302 732120

The Red Lion, a Wetherspoon’s hotel and pub, is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the station and features great reviews from guests praising the comfortable, quiet rooms and the service from the staff in the adjoining bar, with a wide range of food and drinks available.

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Shopping in Doncaster

Doncaster Frenchgate

Frenchgate Shopping Centre

St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster DN1 1SW Tel: 01302 368335

Doncaster’s Frenchgate Shopping Centre is conveniently located right next to the railway station, and features many high street name brands such as H&M, New Look and Next, as well as being home to a trampoline park and 24-hour gym. When you are all shopped out stop for some coffee and cake, with places like Costa and Patisserie Valerie you’ll be spoiled for choice!

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Lakeside Village

White Rose Way, Doncaster DN4 5PJ Tel: 01302 366444

Lakeside Village is an outlet shopping village with over 45 brand name shops such as Gap, M&S and Bonmarche, offering up to 60% off year-round, and once you have shopped until you’ve dropped, grab a bite in one of the several eateries in the village.

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