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Doncaster station is has plenty of options when it comes to onward travel: the bus station is close by and also has an airport bus to take you directly to Doncaster airport. In addition to that there is a taxi rank right outside and it’s signposted throughout the station. Parking is available in front of the station at Frenchgate Shopping Centre.
With great shopping, lots of attractions and the famous race course, there’s every reason to travel to Doncaster. As well as the obvious, this popular market town also has some unexpected treats like the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the Doncaster Art Gallery and Museum.In addition to these offerings it’s only 1 hour 30 minutes from Manchester and an hour and 15 minutes from Cleethorpes.
There is one main train station in Doncaster. Whether you’re jumping on one of our trains in Doncaster or departing at this South Yorkshire city, you’ll do so from Doncaster Station.
It is centrally located in Doncaster and within walking distance to many of the city’s amenities – the market is just an 8 minute walk away. If you’re heading to Doncaster Races you can hop in a taxi outside the station for the 1.5 mile journey.
The length of your journey to Doncaster will depend on your chosen route to this South Yorkshire city. Trains from Manchester to Doncaster have a journey time of just under 1 hour and a half, whilst those from Liverpool are a little longer at around 2 hours 20 minutes. If you’re travelling to Doncaster from Leeds, your journey will take 45 minutes, whilst the journey time from Edinburgh to Doncaster is around 3 hours.
When it comes to securing yourself cheap train tickets to Doncaster, you have a few different options. If you book your train tickets to Doncaster in advance, you can save as much as 50%. For regular train travel to Doncaster, a season ticket will save you money whether you choose weekly, monthly or the full calendar year. Railcards will also help you cut costs, as will travelling on Doncaster trains during off-peak times and being flexible with your chosen train.
Doncaster Racecourse is one of the busiest racecourses in the UK and hosts some of the most prestigious horse racing events in the calendar – including, of course, the St Leger. Yorkshire Wildlife Park is an award-winning wildlife experience that you will love as much as the kids. Finally, for the sports fan, Keepmoat Stadium is home to Doncaster Rovers, Doncaster Rugby League Football Club and the Athletic Club – it’s definitely worth checking their website to see if a match coincides with your visit.
If you’re on the lookout for pizza or pasta, Villas Romano should be your first stop in Doncaster. The dishes are prepared with local and seasonal ingredients and come with a great reputation. If you prefer something with a little more spice, head for the buffet at Aagrah. This fab restaurant offers a great-value spread, including a wide range of authentic Kashmiri cuisine. Oriental Palace is the place to go for a friendly, family-run service and has been preparing and serving traditional Chinese recipes for over 20 years.
The Caribbean is a cosy, award-winning B&B just 10 minutes from the town centre and a mile from Doncaster Racecourse. The bar of the Grand St Leger Hotel is festooned with images of famous jockeys and horses from the St Leger Era so you’ll never forget where you are – which is right next door to Doncaster Racecourse. In the heart of the city the Doncaster Central (High Fishergate) is a no-nonsense Premier Inn that’s a very short walk from the station.
With 120 stores, including Debenhams and H&M, Frenchgate Shopping Centre is right in the heart of the city just 5 minutes from the station. Lakeside Village has over 45 famous-name stores and is less than a 10-minute taxi ride, while Doncaster Market is a traditional market with 400 shops and stalls that has been at the heart of the town for hundreds of years – it’s open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
For more ideas on what to do in Doncaster, see Visit Doncaster.
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