Doncaster Tourist Information

The Doncaster skyline set against the lakes at Cusworth Park

The Doncaster skyline set against the lakes at Cusworth Park

Doncaster in South Yorkshire is ideally situated for business and leisure, easily accessed off the A1 and M18, and the closest large town to Robin Hood Airport. World class Doncaster Racecourse hosts annual high profile flat racing meets like the St Leger and Lincoln Handicap and is one of Britain’s most famous racecourses with first class hospitality facilities . Doncaster accommodation sits just a 15 minute drive North West of Robin Hood Airport (Doncaster Sheffield) which offers a wide choice of internal and international flights to various European destinations.

A bustling market town, Doncaster centre contains a mix of modern shopping centres including a Debenhams flagship store, alongside fantastic markets and chic designer boutiques around its cobbled side streets. Explore the history of Doncaster in the town’s museum and gallery with exhibitions on everything from the racecourse to the town’s rich railway heritage and experiences during wartime. Doncaster is a centre for sport, featuring not just racing but premier cricket, rugby and football centred around cutting edge stadiums like the waterfront Lakeside Sports Complex.

Enjoy a cosmopolitan mix of dining experiences in Doncaster town centre with its choice of Italian, Thai, Mexican, Indian and Vegetarian restaurants and beautiful old heritage coaching inns around Market Place serving up fine Yorkshire real ales. Offering the perfect touring location near a selection of major motorway links, Doncaster is within easy reach of the Magna Science Adventure centre just to the south and heritage sites including Epworth, the historic home of world famous Methodist preacher John Wesley.

Doncaster is a great base for families, with attractions nearby including The Yorkshire Wildlife Park with unique ‘walk-through’ experience situated just off the M18 to the south east of Doncaster. Whether you’re on business or leisure, looking for a quality travel stopover or accommodation near Robin Hood/ Doncaster Airport, find it here with Iknow. Choose from a wide selection of rural holiday cottages, budget airport hotels and luxurious boutique hotels and B&Bs close to Doncaster Airport. Browse Doncaster accommodation online and book.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.