Doncaster was originally the Roman
settlement of Danum and is one of the largest and oldest boroughs in the
UK. It is very near to the historical cities of York and Lincoln and the
people enjoy both city and country life.
Five miles away is historic Conisbrough Castle and
the world's oldest flat classic horse race, the St. Leger takes
place at Doncaster Racecourse.
The country houses of Cusworth Hall and Brodsworth Hall are
Doncaster is a lively, cultured town offering a lot of
entertainment and leisure choices. For example, the Dome
offers indoor sports including swimming, skating, bowling) and the
Keepmoat Stadium offers
football, athletics and a gym. The outdoors activities,
the area offers good football, golf and sailing facilities. There
are various walkways of natural beauty around the green fields and
countryside in the Don and Dearne Valleys.
Entertainment & Leisure Activities in Doncaster
Doncaster has an excellent range of shops situated in the town
centre, plus a very large indoor and outdoor market, which is held every Tuesday, Friday
and Saturday, where you can buy everything from fruit and
vegetables to designer clothes. There is also a second hand /
antique market on a Wednesday.
The Lakeside Village, a
shopping centre designed along the lines of the American style
shopping mall, is a short bus journey from the town centre.
The Frenchgate Interchange offers a fantastic choice of names all under one
roof. There is access to the bus and train stations as well.
You can enjoy vibrant nightlife - lots of pubs, night
clubs, and restaurants in and around Doncaster town centre.
Doncaster Dome at Doncaster
Leisure Park has swimming pools and a ice-rink as well as
squash, badminton and indoor football courts, indoor bowls area,
gymnasium, health hydro, restaurants and cafes.
The Dome also hosts pop concerts and special events - check
the Dome website for forthcoming
Open air concerts are held at The Keepmoat Stadium -
artists including Elton John, Bryan Adams and Tynchy
Stryder have played there recently.
For more information about forthcoming events in Doncaster, see
the Whats Happening in
Hall, nearby, is one of the best examples of a Victorian
country house, which has been restored to its original state.
Cusworth Hall is a 18th
Century country house set in extensive landscaped parkland. The
Museum of South Yorkshire Life is based here.
Conisbrough Castle, 7
miles from the town centre dates back to the 12th Century.
Doncaster Rovers Football
Club play in League One, which is two divisions below the Premiership. Tickets cost between £15 and £30.
is home to the oldest
Classic - the St. Leger, which takes place in September. The facilities are
excellent. There are several race meetings throughout the year.
Park has recently expanded and features;
lions, tigers, giraffes, wallabies, meerkats, lemurs, ostriches and now polar bears.
See the Visit Doncaster site for
more information about shopping, things to do, places to visit,