An historical market town, at the southern edge of Yorkshire, Doncaster is renowned for its horse racing, rich railway heritage and its wealth of Georgian and Regency architecture on the Great North Road.
The town of Doncaster sits at the very heart of this borough, and has more than enough to pleasantly surprise any visitor, especially if you have never been before. History is all around and the architecture in Doncaster reflects the different ages, from the remains of the original Roman wall, Saxon church architecture, Norman Castles at Conisbrough and Tickhill the small Market town. The town has plenty of Georgian and Regency architecture reflecting the glory days of Doncaster when it really was the most important town in this part of England.
The River Don has always played an important role in the development of Doncaster. As early as the 1620s Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden diverted the River Don to drain land at Hatfield, leading the Don into the River Ouse at Goole. The Stainforth and Keadby Canal which links to the River Trent were especially important for the coal industry using large barges to transport their cargo.
Doncaster Market with its 400 plus stalls has won various awards including the BBC’s Best Food Market in Britain. Doncaster Market is fully open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 8am until 4pm.
We stay at the Modern Well equipped Park Inn Doncaster, which is ideally located across the Road from the Lakeside Village Shopping Outlet and 3 miles away from Doncaster town centre.
Lots of the buildings in Deauville are a lovely half-timber construction common in Normandy which you will pass as you wonder through to the sea front. The Town has plenty to keep you busy from prestigious horse races, Golf and the Famous Shops. Enjoy the elegant boutiques and restaurants, not forgetting Deauville’s greatest pull, its magnificent beach.
Beach and Gardens
Doncaster provides the ideal mix of little pockets of market and High Street retail shopping. If it is a market you are looking for look no further than Doncaster Market voted BBC’s best food market in Britain. Bawtry Tow, Mexborough Market and Tickhill Market Town are located in locations away from the centre of the town but equally worth a visit. The main shopping centres are Frenchgate and Lakeside Village for all your retail shopping needs.