"The Republic of South Yorkshire" Top 5 Page for this destination Doncaster by ardelean

Doncaster Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 106 photos

Sunny Donny by the Sea

Doncaster is miles from the sea, but it does have a lake, and lakeside properties.

The cost of property in Doncaster has risen in the last two years, but it is still cheap relative to London, and only 2 hours from central London. Houses are still being built.

It has a great leisure centre with a skating rink and a fun pool.

airfield now a airport

The airfield was closed 20 years ago (it was used to bring jockeys to the races) but now Doncaster has a shiny new (well remodelled) airport - Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airpot. Why such a long name who knows? Sheffield has its own airport and Robin Hood lived in Nottingham, not south Yorkshire, but the charter flights are cheap and more scheduled flights are starting.
It has the longest runway in the area.

This photo shows the original airfield.

Off to the races

Doncaster is the home of the St. Leger Race, run in September every year bar one.

The council used to give all employees free entrance to the races, but times change. There is still a ladies day.

Any time, it's a great day out.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:I'll think of one eventually; the A1? the A18? Trains?
  • Cons:Lots of pubs - even the police walk round in pairs
  • In a nutshell:A mining republic getting a great makeover
  • Last visit to Doncaster: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 1, 2006
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  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Lovely 'riders' pic!! Love your writing style.. 'almost but not quite' 'good AND cheap' etc :-)

  • Apr 29, 2007 at 3:13 AM

    The campanile is a great little hotel, located beside the dome & racecourse. Friendly staff, good food & drink, comfortable rooms. would reccommend the hotel to visitors of Doncaster

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2007 at 12:46 PM

    Doncasters not a bad place really - well worth a visit. I wonder how and why you found it?

  • Maximilian21's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2005 at 8:56 PM

    Nice page here. Cant say ive been to Donny but ill get there next time im in the UK

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