Doncaster is a large town in South Yorkshire, England. It has a wide variety of shops and boasts spacious indoor and outdoor markets.


Tourist information

The tourist information centre is located on the High Street. There is a large traveler community which can be seen throughout Doncaster's rural areas.

Get in

By plane

Doncaster is situated approximately 6 miles from Robin Hood Airport where discount flights and package holidays are supplied by Robin Hood Flights. Airlines at Doncaster include Thomson Airways, Flybe, Wizzair, Thomas Cook and Aer Lingus that connect Doncaster to European cities.

From the airport, the bus lines 91and X19 operates to the train/bus station in the town centre ("frenchgate interchange"). The buses run about every 30 min Mon-Sat on daytime and once an hour in the evenings and on Sundays.

A cab to a hotel in Doncaster should cost around £9-15.

By train

Doncaster can be reached from most of England and part of Scotland. For more information, please see below.

By bus

Bus services operate to Doncaster from all over South Yorkshire.

By car

There are plenty of car parks dotted around the town centre, with the two largest being the Frenchgate roof top and the Civic and Cultural Quarter. The M18 motorway passes through the outskirts of Doncaster as does the A1(M) motorway which provides Doncaster with excellent links to both the M1 motorway to London and the M62 motorway to Manchester and Liverpool.

Get around

By bus

Doncaster has a comprehensive network of bus routes, mainly run by First and Stagecoach. Park and Ride sites are available near Parrots Corner (Doncaster South P&R - service 55 to town centre), near Woodlands (Doncaster North P&R) and from Morrisons Balby (White Rose Way P&R - service 70 to town centre). The latter park and ride is most accessible for those coming from the M18.



Also, when the races are on at Doncaster Racecourse it's definitely not an event to be missed.


Doncaster has a wide variety of shops, including the recently extended and refurbished Frenchgate Centre, many department stores, several large supermarkets, two indoor markets, two outdoor markets, charity shops, a large retail outlet known as the 'Lakeside Village' and much more.


After a night out Burger and Pizza Jim's on silver street are both great for a greasy pizza or a box of curly fries.

Central Park, Relish and Zest in the town centre all serve delicious food. There is also a wide variety of Chinese and Indian restaurants.


On a whole Doncaster's drinking establishments cater for most peoples needs whether you want to sit down and have a quiet pint with friends and family or go out for a night with friends you will find somewhere to suit you.


The majority of clubs in Doncaster town center are free to enter and serve a variety of tasty drinks. The main bulk of Clubs and Pre-club Bars are situated on silver street. Here you have a choice of:

Trilogy - 3 room nightclub. Paid entry.

Berlins - a basement pre-club

Che-Bar - Che Geuvara & Mardi Gras Themed Bar

Co Co's - Retro Club

Tryst - Trilogy's official Pre-Club mainly R 'n' B Music

Aruba - Pre-club bar

La Barracca - Cocktail bar

Rush - Bar

Hogans - Sports bar and club

Mambos - Downstairs club

Courtyard - Lively Bar playing all genres of music from 90s pop and dance to UK Top 40 hits

Although there are many other venues on Priory Walk, some include:

Walkabout - Australian Themed Bar

Toast - Bar

Gatehouse - Wetherspoons

The Pad - Small Bar

Moods - Nightclub

Sugarlounge - Bar (try the bounty milk)

There are also some venues on Lazarus Court, although these are mainly aimed at 18 to 25 year olds, such as:

Priory - Busiest later into the night, priory is one of the favorites for many young people. Usually costs £6 entry.

Social - Priory's pre-bar. Before 11pm on a Friday buying a cocktail here will get you cheaper entry into Priory.

Rock-a-hula - Tiki bar

Also not to forget on the Hallgate there are many pubs including:

Before hitting the town there are many nice places to have a couple of drinks like Old Angel (near colonnades), Missoula, and Relish. There are a few more clubs in Doncaster slightly further out of Silver Street, Lazarus Court and Priory Walk.

Daytime drinking

During the day in Doncaster there are many varied pubs and bars open from 9am till late. Although the best area to concentrate on for a quiet drink would be the market place. You have nice selection of pubs where you can enjoy your drinks whilst either watching sport, listening to nice music or meeting new people. On the market place you have

Real ale

For those who love real ale then you should check out these pubs.


Premier Inn, Travelodge and Holiday Inn Express have hotels in the Doncaster area, all within easy reach of the town centre.

Stay healthy

Go next

Sheffield can be reached in under 20 minutes on the fastest trains.

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