Doncaster / Sheffield
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Situated in the heart of Yorkshire, Doncaster was initially built on the site of an ancient crossing of the River Don and began its days as a roman fort.
The coal reserves in the area are largely responsible for the development of Doncaster into the vibrant attraction-rich city we see today. Doncaster has its once abundant coal reserves to blame for its speedy expansion. The cityís excellent accessibility today is due to the demands of coal industry transportation and distribution to steel manufacturers Sheffield, Scunthorpe and Rotherham.
The overall landscape of Doncaster is busy and interesting surrounded by traditional villages and historic market towns like Bawtry and Austerfield. Doncaster Market itself dates back to the thirteenth century and is absolutely huge with around six hundred stalls. Shopping in the city isnít restricted to bartering at the market as Doncasterís Frenchgate Centre offers high street names as well as designer labels. In addition, retail therapy seekers only have to travel two miles out from the town centre to spend money at the impressive Lakeside Village shopping centre.
As you would expect of a vibrant city, the nightlife here lives up to all expectations from clubs, pubs, bars and live music venues to the theatre. Doncaster has its own version of the Dome, not the huge waste of public funds built on the banks of the River Thames but a Northern equivalent that is hugely successful. The Dome provides an excellent range of sports, leisure and fitness facilities to cater for all types of people, from the beginner and recreational user, to the dedicated sports person or enthusiast. It also hosts a comprehensive programme of major live entertainment and is a popular venue for conferences, meetings, celebrations and exhibitions. The Dome attracts over one million visitors every year.
Visiting Doncaster enables you to indulge in all that Yorkshire and the Humber regions have to offer. Country house enthusiasts will be taken aback by stunning offerings of Brodsworth Hall and Cusworth Hall. Doncasterís mansion house exhibits some impressive Georgian architecture considered rare in this country with only two other similar calibre examples in the country. Popular attraction Cusworth Hall is a beautiful house that doubles up as a museum covering everything to do with South Yorkshire history. Brodsworth Hall and Gardens is an impeccable example of Victorian architecture illustrating the way things used to be during that time.
Doncaster has some stunning architecture on offer. St Georgeís Church dominates the landscape around the city, which might have something to do with its architect! The person responsible for the church was George Gilbert Scott designer of the magnificent St Pancras Station.
Situated midway along the A630 between Doncaster and Rotherham in a town called Conisbrough, sits another great example of South Yorkshire architecture. The town started its days as an Anglo-Saxon settlement while its castle dates back to the eleventh century. Today the castle offers a packed programme of activities to keep the family entertained all day long.
Enthusiasts of military aircraft will enjoy all that Aeroventure has to offer. The Museum offers an excellent helicopter collection as well as its magnificently comprehensive collection of military aircraft.
If working trolley buses is of interest to you, Doncaster is well placed for a visit to Sandtoftís Trolley Bus Museum. This is a real find if passenger travel nostalgia is your passion for it is the largest collection in the country.
Doncaster isnít all cobbled streets and market towns for it has some beautiful country parks to its name. There are six parks in all where tranquil nature reserves are the norm as well as long adventurous walks blending in with Mother Nature. The Trans-Pennine Trail is a must for serious hikers. The path starts out at the Irish Sea and continues until it reaches the North Sea across on the west coast.
One of the townís most famous attractions is Doncaster Racecourse where the highlight of the annual racing calendar is the historic St Leger Festival. The oldest of classic horse races in the world is found here in this diverse city.
Doncaster being fairly central to the top tourist attraction cities of York, Leeds, Nottingham and Lincoln are well positioned for touring some of the best places Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire have to offer. Within a sixty minute drive from the airport you could be enjoying Nottingham Castle, Leeds and Lincoln Cathedral or York Minster or all of them!
Doncaster / Sheffield Airport
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Robin Hood Airport
is easily reached from anywhere in the United Kingdom whether you are coming from the M1, A1, M18 and M62.
If travelling from the M1/A1, head over for the M18 exiting at Junction 4. Follow signs for the airport having left the motorway.
If travelling from the M62, join the M18 exiting at Junction 5 and then joining the M180 at Junction 1 (Note Junction 1 appears almost as soon as you enter the M180).
If travelling by rail you will need to head for Doncaster Railway Station. This railway station is situated 11 kilometres from the airport. The Airport Arrow shuttle service operates hourly between Doncaster Station and Robin Hood Airport. The duration of the journey is approximately 25 minutes.