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.
Mansion House, Museum and Art Gallery
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)
Mostly high street stores
Civic Theatre, Little Theatre, The Dome
Football, Horse Racing
Tourist Info Centre
38-40 High Street, Doncaster DN1 1DE
Airport (Robin Hood). Train station. Bus and coach station. Central car parking.
Dragon Boat Challenge