This is a stunning country house from the 1860's, surrounded by parks. Brodsworth Hall & Gardens shows visitors how a wealthy Yorkshire family and their servants lived for some 150 years. Here, in fact, almost everything has remained the same, so pay a visit and immerge yourself in the enchanting history of this area!
This fascinating castle is regarded as one of the finest examples of medieval architecture in Europe and has become one of the most popular attractions in South Yorkshire. Conisbrough Castle is, in fact, a well-preserved 12th-century castle and was once owned by Richard of York.
Explore the history of aviation at this aircraft museum, which is home to jetfighters, helicopters and engines as well as displays depicting World War II on the home front. This museum, located less than 5 minutes’ drive from Junction 3 on the M18, is open every day except Monday, so find a couple of hours to visit it and you won´t regret it!
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery opened its doors in 1964 and displays important collections of natural history, archaeology, local history, fine and decorative art works. Here you can also enjoy a large and diverse temporary exhibition programme throughout the year!
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is located just outside Doncaster and it is UK's first walk through safari park. When visiting this park you should not miss the "Lion Country", home to the rescued Romanian lions. The most beautiful and endangered animals in the world such as painted hunting dog and the Amur tiger can also be seen at the park!
Kingswood Golf Centre is an 18-hole golf course which opened in 1995 and offers a good challenge to all levels of golfers. There is an open planned clubhouse which gives a bistro type of feeling and where they serve a comprehensive menu. This is a great place to go whether you are a golfer or just want a bite to eat!
This museum is home to the world's largest collection of historic trolleybuses. The museum is situated in an open countryside about 24 km North East of Doncaster in the Isle of Axholme. Numerous, exciting events are organised throughout the year, but for further details look at the website below.
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, look no further! Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields is Europe's largest paintball and outdoor laser venue and has been voted ‘Best Paintball Site In Britain'. The expert staff will make sure that your day will be memorable for many years!
This imposing 18th century country house was once home to the Battie-Wrightson family. Cusworth Hall Museum & Park displays the history of Doncaster and its people, giving you a real insight into a bygone era. The collection includes around 36,000 objects and there are also gardens and a lake where you can have a lovely walk!
Doncaster Dome is one of the region's top sports, leisure and entertainment centre offering over 50 activities. With swimming pools, geysers, fountains, spas, saunas, fitness studios, sports, events, play zones for kids, an ice rink and a climbing wall, this is fantastic fun for the whole family – evident in the more than 1 million visitors that come here every year!
At this very modern restaurant you can enjoy the authentic flavours of India since some of the UK’s finest Indian chefs are preparing the meals that will get your taste buds sizzling! Mumbai is a restaurant with a friendly and elegant atmosphere and a particularly attentive staff.
Oriental Palace is a family-run business with over 20 years of experience in making and serving quality Chinese food whose chefs are using traditional family recipes to get that authentic flavour. You will find the restaurant in the old post office in Sprotbrough, Doncaster!
As the name reveals, this is a fish restaurant serving well-presented food at great prices. Having said that, there are, obviously, other dishes to choose from such as charcoal grilled burgers, chilli con carne and chicken breast. This child friendly restaurant also provides a kids menu!
This venue is situated in the Doncaster Town centre and is described as a contemporary bar and grill restaurant where the chefs serves everything from grilled steaks and burgers to pizza and pasta dishes. In addition, good drinks, a friendly service and great atmosphere is provided in order to make you feel like home!
Enjoy traditional wholesome meals at this English pub where the food is prepared with the best locally sourced ingredients; the chefs, in fact, buy the produce directly from the farmers and suppliers in and around the Dearne Valley. On the menu you will find mouth-watering dishes such as tender lamb cutlets with mash and vegetables and fresh fillet of salmon!
At this lovely Spanish restaurant one can relish delicious tapas made freshly by the skilful chefs and served by the attentive waitress. There is also a great variety of beverages to accompany your dinner including traditional Sangrias, delicious cocktails, Spanish wine and beers. Why not finish your meal with a tempting, mouth-watering desserts?
Located Opposite Doncaster Racecourse, Whitby's offers top quality fish and chips, tasty pies, vegetarian food as well as salads and everything is freshly prepared by the knowledgeable chefs and served in a vibrant atmosphere. Bring the whole family to this family-friendly restaurant and enjoy an evening out.
This English Deli has a warm and welcoming ambiance and it is located in the heart of the city centre. Torr´s is the ideal place to visit for breakfast, lunch or for an afternoon tea. Furthermore, all the meals are freshly prepared to get that perfect taste everyone love about Torr's!
Another family-owned café is the Moona Coffee where the staff are committed to ensure that every customer gets the very best and where attention to detail is important. The toasted sandwiches are made in-house with fresh ingredients including butcher-quality meats, all-natural cheeses and artisan bread, all to make sure that the very best is served. If you have a sweet-tooth, do not worry there are some yummy cakes here too.
At this vibrant, family-owned café they are not only offering a good selection of drinks but also freshly made sandwiches, paninis and in-house baked cakes and pastries and all is served by friendly staff. A place to meet up with friends or just to have a relaxing time.
The food at The Old School Tea Rooms is prepared daily by fully trained chefs and when possible they use seasonal and locally sourced produce. If you are more into sweet, try out their fabulous strawberry and coconut cake or the chocolate brownie. Wine is also served at this establishment.
If you would like to indulge in mouth-watering pastries and try out a highly praised afternoon tea, then head over to Frenchgate Shopping Centre where you will find The Georgian Patisserie. Everything here is home-made and well presented on the plate. If you are craving for something sweet, there are variety of cakes on display.
Sunnybank Gardens is more than just a garden centre with quality plants, here you will also find an ice cream parlour, tea room and children’s adventure playground - all on one site. The menu has great selection of home-made savoury dishes, cakes and scones as well as freshly brewed coffees, traditional teas and cold drinks. Everything is freshly made on the premises with quality produce.
Opened its doors in 2012, Butler's Tea Room & Bistro is a family business, set in the former stables of the popular 18th century country house, Cusworth Hall. The efficient and friendly staff serves everything from hot meals to breakfast, lunch or just a cup of coffee. A beautifully presented afternoon tea with plenty of food is also served here.
Situated in a beautiful Victorian house in the grounds of Woodfield Park, this tea room, offers a range of teas, specialty coffees and delicious home-made cakes. If you are feeling hungry, the welcoming staff serves sandwiches, paninis, salads and jacket potatoes, that can be enjoyed in a homey atmosphere.
This small family business is located in the village of Hatfield, close to Doncaster. The coffee shop is indeed very small with only eight seats but for sure very cosy and cute. From the menu you can choose a large selection of home-made food (cooked freshly every day), artisan cupcakes and cakes.
Starbucks is Starbucks and that makes it everywhere in the world a great coffee spot. You can choose between different flavours and sizes or go for a lovely piece of cake, sandwich or smoothie. Make yourself comfortable in the café and write an e-mail back home – Wi-Fi is available.
Enjoy a beer at this venue’s beer garden/courtyard and indulge in some excellent food, tuning in to some cool R&B beats during a summer evening! This comfortable and modern bar is located in the heart of the town centre and, consequently, it offers a particularly vibrant atmosphere!
Fans of the 70s just cannot afford to miss visiting this place where bar staff is dressed up in flares and wigs and punters dance the nights away to 70s classics. Flares & Reflex is one of the liveliest venues in Doncaster where you will definitely have an enjoyable evening out!
Welcoming ambience and attentive staff are the first things you´re going to notice when paying a visit to this lively venue which is pretty popular among both visitors and locals. At Doncaster Brewery & Tap you´ll find the best beers in town and delicious pub-style food!
Classic English pub characterised by a lovely exterior and interior design and decorations. Here, the knowledgeable staff will help you picking the right beer according to your general preferences. It´s particularly lively during the weekend so be prepared to live an exciting night out!
This premier music venue is set in a converted 19th century church and located in the heart of the bustling city centre, just ten minutes’ walk from the Doncaster railway station. Listen to live gigs and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere with its church like appearance with original stained glass windows, beams and architecture.
An old style pub with wooden floors, open fire place and real ales, The Salutation Doncaster is truly a lovely gem with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Being well established over many hundreds of years, this well-known watering hole was built around 1745 as an original Coaching Inn and still is a popular place to enjoy an evening out.
Enjoy a good pint of beer at this friendly, small country pub in Fenwick Lane, Doncaster. If you are feeling hungry, the friendly landlord serves bar food all day at weekends and week day evenings. When the weather permits, there is a large beer garden with swings and a seating area. Wednesday is quiz night if you are up for a game.
Sip a delicious cocktail or two at this hugely popular bar and restaurant in Doncaster Town centre. Be prepared, it can get quite busy but the bar staff are still helpful and gives you great customer service. Beside a vast array of cocktails, they also have good ranges of beers on the bar menu.
Argos Doncaster Frenchgate Centre, located in the heart of Doncaster, is just the perfect venue for an intense shopping afternoon or just for a couple of hours at one of the countless cafe or restaurants that you will find at this big shopping centre! Clarks, Claire's Accessories, Disney Store, Dorothy Perkins, Debenhams, H&M, Jack & Jones, Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Warren James are some of the stores located here.
The famous Doncaster Market, one of the best in the north of England, is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with some 600 stalls while on Wednesdays features 200 stalls offering antiques and second-hand items. It can be considered as the heart of the social life of this lively town!
Find a range of UK’s favourite stores including Asda, Boots, Marks and Spencer Food Hall, Staples and Next here at Wheatley Retail Park in Doncaster. Beside, a fine selection of shops selling everything from clothes to homeware, food and sports equipment, there are also places where to grab a bite to eat or drink.
Visitors to Doncaster will be greeted by a modern international airport, located only 7 miles (25 minutes by bus) from Doncaster town centre. There is a bus service between Doncaster and the Airport: the bus number 91 starts from Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange Stand A1 and makes stops in Doncaster Town Centre on Cleveland Street and Hallgate. It operates 7 days a week, every 30 minutes. There is also the bus lines 91A and 391 that offers service from Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange to the airport. If you prefer to take a taxi, then just head to the taxi rank outside or book one calling Little Arrows taxis: +44 1302 625 555 - available 24 hours a day.
It is the Travel South Yorkshire that operates the public transport (bus, tram, trains) throughout South Yorkshire. To use bus and tram services in Doncaster and South Yorkshire, you can either buy a Day Pass (SYConnect Day) which gives you unlimited travel for one day on all buses and trams in South Yorkshire. There is also the Weekly Ticket which you can use all day for one week on any bus, train and tram within South Yorkshire! The tickets can be bought from the Smartcard machines, a Payzone shop near you (www.payzone.co.uk/store-locator) and on the bus/tram. If you pay on the bus/tram, you can only buy day tickets. However, there are some buses with 7-Day smartcard tickets available. For more information see the website below.
Taxi ranks are located outside Doncaster Railway Station and Robin Hood Airport. In the town centre there are a number of taxi ranks to be found like; St. Sepulchre Gate, High Street, Market Place, Leger Way (outside the Doncaster Racecourse, used on race days only) and East Laithe Gate to name a few. To book a taxi you can call: Little Arrows (available 24 hours a day) +44 1302 625 555 Absolute Cabs www.absolutecabs.weebly.com +44 1302 556688 Dial-a-cab www.dial-a-cab.info +44 1302 323 737