"Doncaster - tourist hotspot of South Yorkshire!" Doncaster by Donnylass

Doncaster Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 128 photos

Doncaster isn't famous as a tourist destination. But if you're in the area to visit more famous places such as the Derbyshire Dales or the Yorkshire coast it could be worth your while stopping off here. If you're a horse racing fan this is your ideal place - Doncaster's excellent race course is home to the oldest British classic - the St Leger in September. And theres interesting places nearby if you like castles and stately homes.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The races, the surrounding countryside, the good road and rail links
  • Cons:The town's not that scenic
  • In a nutshell:Its the real north
  • Intro Updated Apr 17, 2003
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (1)

Comments (7)

  • Bushman23's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2004 at 2:53 AM

    Thanks for the Comment! My fave footie team is Doncaster! and yes, there are now quite a few pubs in Pitlochry! Tips coming soon... Anton

  • whvcebu's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2004 at 5:54 AM

    Hi Linda, Thank you for your comment. Hope your student enjoys UK in the same manner as I did during my student exchange. It is quite a long time, but I liked Hants and Dorset very much and I have returned there many times since then.

  • galy's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2004 at 5:41 AM

    Haven't ever been in Yorkshire. Maybe next time :-)

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2003 at 6:45 AM

    Thanks for the castle tip!!! Will consider visiting it if I get to York again this September!!! Some more tips and pics please?!!!

  • steventilly's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2003 at 9:04 AM

    Got family in Donny and also been to The Dome several times.

  • Espresso_girl's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2003 at 7:10 AM

    I'd love to see ruins of conisbrough castle! Thank's for mentioning that it is reahcable by rail.

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2003 at 8:08 AM

    Not been to Doncaster, but as you say Yorkshire has some beautiful places.

Donnylass Lives Here!


“There's no such thing as an uninteresting place”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 4 0 4 7

Badges & Stats in Doncaster

  • 1 Reviews
  • 0 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 1,020PageViews

Have you been to Doncaster?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Doncaster