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Doncaster
South Yorkshire
Doncaster is a very old town - although very few traces of this are to be seen. It was called Danum by the Romans who had a garrison here.The Roman road, Ermine Street, crossed the river Don here - a road that later became the Great North Road running from London to Newcastle. It became an important trading and market town, especially when coal was commercially mined in the 19th century and led to the canalisation of the Don between Sheffield and the Humber estuary. In the 20th century the engineering works for steam trains and tractors were also major employers.

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Population
70,000
Must See
Mansion House, Museum and Art Gallery
Attractions
The Mansion House , Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery , Cusworth Hall , Brodsworth Hall , Aeroventure , Trolley Bus Museum , Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Indoor and Outdoor Market
Tues, Fri and Sat (Used, Weds)
Shops
Mostly high street stores
Live!
Civic Theatre, Little Theatre, The Dome
Sport
Football, Horse Racing
Tourist Info Centre
38-40 High Street, Doncaster DN1 1DE
Direct Access
Airport (Robin Hood). Train station. Bus and coach station. Central car parking.
1hr City Walk
Overview
A circular tour around the town centre taking in the the market, its history since Roman times and the Mansion House.
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Diary

April-Dec
Horse Racing
Horse Racing

Hosts flat-races in the autumn months. Its most important race is the St Leger (first held in 1776) now a three day event held in early September.

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July
Dragon Boat Challenge
Dragon Boat Challenge

Races held at Lakeside since 2010. Usually second Saturday in July

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