A minster town in South Yorkshire, Doncaster is named after the River Don, which flows near to the centre. With an estimated population of 311,890, the town is the second largest settlement in the region after Sheffield. Doncaster is renowned for its Minster, which has a tall tower, beautiful stained glass windows and a Roman wall on its grounds. Open daily, it’s a place of worship, prayer and reflection for many.
Another of Doncaster’s major attractions is its market, which is widely considered one of the finest traditional markets in England. With hundreds of outdoor and indoor stalls selling everything from jewellery and plants to fresh fish and gifts, it has been the beating heart of the town for hundreds of years.
There’s a lot to see and do in Doncaster all year round, whether you’re interested in retail therapy, dining in one of the town’s fantastic restaurants, or spotting different species of animals at Doncaster Wildlife Park. Not to mention sporting interests such as Doncaster Rovers or watching some rugby union at Castle Park, home of the Doncaster Knights.