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  • Canal Boats on River Don, Doncaster
    Canal Boats on River Don, Doncaster
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  • Doncaster College
    Doncaster College
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  • River Don and Doncaster Minster
    River Don and Doncaster Minster
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Doncaster Things to Do


    SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS.Meet Toby! Toby is a good dog. He is a family pet. Totally trained and housebroken. He is great to walk and is very gentle on a lead. Toby seems to be an interesting mix between a Lurcher (definitely) and something taller like an Irish Wolfhound. I estimate his age at about 6-7 years old. He is loyal to his family and loves...

  • Doncaster's Waterfront

    I went to see the River Don, which runs through the town centre, and is behind Doncaster's Minster. Part of the riverside is regenerated including where Doncaster College is. I was able to see life on the river with this stretch of the river being navigable and with its lock. You can read more about the River Don on the Wikipedia via these...

  • Doncaster Minster

    There has been a church in this site since the 7th Century. Another medieval church was built in the 13th Century until it was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1853. George Gilbert, an award winning architect, redesigned the church, Victorian Gothic Revival, for rebuild and his credentials included the hotel at St Pancras Church, the Foreign Office...

  • Priory Methodist Church

    I walked past this Methodist church which has been on this site since the 19th Century. I struggled to find history about this church but please check out its website for further information.

  • CAST, Doncaster's new venue

    This exciting new performance venue, CAST, opened in September 2013 in Waterdale. I went to see one of it's first shows, The Glee Club, which I thoroughly enjoyed! I love CAST's ethics about reaching out to its audience and the town's communities.The venue has a 620-seat auditorium theatre along with drama, dance and meeting spaces. There is also a...

  • Waterdale, Doncaster's Civic Centre

    Waterdale is Doncaster's Civic and Cultural Quarter and was the hub of the town centre in the past. However, in recent years, Waterdale has suffered degeneration and decline when it's key town's bus station closed (relocated to Frenchgate) and the town's college relocated. This meant less people visited the quarter and the Council felt something...

  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a Zoo park which is in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The park is an ideal family day out but isn't just centred around children so it is still a good place to go if you are an adult. What I found great about the wildlife park is that it has walk through areas where you can get up close to animals like Wallabies (which you...

  • Conisbrough Castle

    Conisbrough Castle is 4.5 miles south west of Doncaster. Conisbrough is on the Doncaster to Sheffield rail route. On the day I visited there were two trains a hour in either direction. The castle is well worth a visit, please see my Conisbrough page for more details and pictures.

  • Lakeside

    Lakeside is the place to be if you want to go ice skating, swimming, football go to see a film, go shopping and a football match (Doncaster Rovers). I recommend going to the Lakeside Village for shopping as clothes and other useless stuff is cheap as chips!


    MOUNT PLEASANT DOGS HOME.Mount Pleasant is a temporary and loving home for Dogs that really need help. Many have no name and are brought here by Dog Wardens from 3 towns, including Wakefield where I live. Others are brought here when their owners have passed away or have gone into Retirement Homes that do not allow these loving family pets. In the...

  • Roche Abbey - Grounds

    The grouns around the abbey were transformed by Capability Brown in the 18th Century to turn the beautiful valley into a peaceful romantic setting incorporating the ruins..

  • Roche Abbey

    Roche Abbey was founded in 1147. It was of the Cistercian order of monks, The fine gothic transepts of the monastery still survive to their original height. There are also good bridges and water courses to be seen amongst the ruins.In the care of English HeritageAdmission Charge -Adults £3.00


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Doncaster Restaurants

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    by spidermiss Updated May 19, 2014

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    I accidentally stumbled across this cafe situated on Printing Office Street in the town centre. The warm ambiance and atmosphere invited me to have lunch there. Food is ordered at the counter and there is seating either upstairs (didn't realise until afterwards!) or downstairs. I sat downstairs by the front window and enjoy people watching whilst I was having my lunch! There is also seating outside where some sat outside with it being a nice day when I went!

    The cafe is frequented by locals and the friendly staff seem to know them well. Torrs prides on using fresh ingredients which are locally sourced and all the food is tailor made and freshly prepared on the premises. The cafe offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

    I had a lovely lunch and look forward to returning when I'm next in Doncaster. The cost came around 8 gbp including a bottle of sparkling water. The shop owners invited me to look upstairs and I certainly want to sit up there and have lunch.

    Favorite Dish: I ordered a ham, vine tomato and mozzarella cheese panini with chips. The panini came with a salad garnish and a signature Torr's dressing. The food was absolutely delicious - especially the quality of the ingredients! The ham was succulent!

    Torr's English Deli, Doncaster Torr's English Deli, Doncaster My lovely lunch - ham and tomato panini with chips Torr's English Deli, Doncaster Torr's English Deli, Doncaster
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Doncaster Transportation

  • Doncaster Railway Station

    I usually travel to Doncaster by train from Leeds. It takes approximately 40 mins by either East Coast or Northern Rail trains. The day return is quite expensive around 15 gbp (May 2014) for an 'Any Time' Day Return compared to other equivalent journeys to other stations (For example it's cheaper to go to Sheffield for the day and it's further and...


    It’s the UK’s newest purpose built international Airport. It was built on the site of the former RAF Finningley. The base was opened in 1936 and served as a Bomber Command base during World War II and the Cold War. The Ministry of Defence closed the base in April 1996 and it was feared that this would be the end. In June 1999 Peel Holdings...

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Doncaster Shopping

  • Winner of Britain's Best Market Award!

    I walked through the Doncaster Markets, which won a award for Britain's Best Market Award, whilst exploring the town centre. There are over 400 outlets in the forms of shops, stalls and stands which those make up the markets. The markets go back to the Roman times when Doncaster was formed as a settlement. The town received its Royal Charter by...

  • Car Boot sales

    Get up early on a Sunday morning if you want to get a bargain. There are good things and there are cheap things, but you will have to work hard to find good cheap things.Clothes for kids and babies cost £1 a garment!

  • Factory Outlets

    Get out of the centre of town and visit the Yorkshire Outlet, which has lots of factory shops selling extra production at knock down prices - Clarks shoes - £39.99 for £15, also fashion clothes, shavers and many, many other things. whatever takes your fancy


Doncaster Local Customs


    Stocks are wonderful devices used for public humiliation, mild beatings, and torture. Obviously a suitable punishment for criminals. The miscreant has his/her head, arms and feet placed through wooden frames to make them immobile. Then the fun begins. At the very least the public can come by and scorn them. They may also use rotten vegetables to...

  • Cheaper Meals

    In the days of the pit (local name for coal mines), people rose early and slept early, so restaurants tempted customers by lowering the price between 17.00 and 19.00 hours.If you look carefully, then you will find many special offers and deals in hotels and restaruants if you eat between 17.00 and 19.00.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Doncaster Warnings and Dangers


    Is the wrapper of your chocolate bar worth over $100? It will be if you throw it on the ground. Many cities in the UK now have Wardens (read pseudo-Police) that walk around town centres looking for people littering. They then fine you ON THE SPOT. There are rubbish bins and it’s just not worth it.

  • Attacks and prostitution

    Doncaster has murderers, rapists, chavs, drugs, etc like any town. Never venture out of town centre at night into rough areas like the Beckett Road area, Hyde Park, Balby, Hexthorpe and Bentley.Also stay off North Bridge nr the bus station at night. Your just asking to be attacked because there isn't any lighting in the middle. Doncaster also has a...

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Doncaster Off The Beaten Path

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    by ardelean Updated Mar 10, 2013

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    One lazy hazy Sunday, take a trip into Thorne and have a pub lunch in one of the many taverns, then a short walk by the canal, looking at the narrow boats and then a rest in the park listening to the band.

    The band plays most Sundays throughout the summer, rain or shine.

    Unfortunately, the post box has been removed and the building demolished. A shame really as the shop and its owner were the basis for the sitcom 'Open All Hours' with the two Ronnies, but time passes .......

    The Bandstand in the Park One of Thorne's Marinas Victorian Letter Box
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Doncaster Sports & Outdoors


    DONCASTER KNIGHTS play in National Division One. They won promotion to that level in April 2005. Their last promotion was the 8th in fifteen seasons of league rugby! An incrdible achievement in English rugby. In August 2006 the decision was made to rename as the DONCASTER KNIGHTS. This is an excellent family day out. Their ticket prices are quite...


    If you want to get lucky in Doncaster, go to the famous Doncaster Racecourse. Doncaster has been famous for horse racing and gambling for centuries. The new race ground is a high tech venue that can cater for any taste. If you just fancy a horse you can get inexpensive tickets and enjoy the day. They also do VIP and Corporate packages. When they...

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    by aceal09 Written May 18, 2009

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    Fondest memory: enjoyed a few saturday afternoon pints in the MASONS ARMS pub beside the market ask for alex see photo

    alex the barman
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