The historic market town of Doncaster was put on the map thanks to its affiliation with both horse racing and railways. Whilst both of these things still play a large part in the economy, the town has grown into a buzzing metropolitan destination where open green spaces sit alongside hip boutiques, artisan cafes and a thriving after-dark scene. Much of the city’s ancient heritage has been preserved and as a result there are a plethora of sights and places of interest to visit, making it a real jewel in Yorkshire’s crown. So why not discover the town for yourself and book your cheap flights to Doncaster today?
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Whether its racing, railways or relaxing that initially has you interested – Doncaster is sure to hold your attention long after you’ve departed its fair streets. Its proximity to The Peak District means many walkers stop off to enjoy a fix of urban life post hike, but the city boasts so much more than just your average sprawl of shops and restaurants. As a Roman settlement built upon a fort, the history that the town is so steeped in is ever-present wherever you walk. Now punctuated by cosmopolitan hubs of drinking and dining, green parks and bustling streets, it’s a fantastic example of old meets new and a great place to enjoy a city break you won’t forget in a hurry.
With just about every cuisine under the sun covered, Doncaster’s extensive range of restaurants and cafes mean even the fussiest of travellers is sure to be sated. The town is split into distinctive areas which makes deciding where to dine even easier. Hit the Copley Road and Netherhall area for small independent restaurants serving food from all over the globe, or go to Priory Walk for intimate bars and packed pubs that offer the perfect pre or post meal drink. The centre of the town also boasts an extensive range of pubs and diners from chains to local, family-run ventures. Highlights include The Old Weighing Room (situated by the racecourse) for locally sourced British cuisine and Fish Bits for the town’s favourite fish and chips. Just like its dining scene, Doncaster also prides itself on a varied and full nightlife that’s sure to impress. Whether you head to a fun cocktail joint such as Rockahula Tiki Bar or any one of the late night bars and clubs that populate Silver Street, you're guaranteed to have a great night.
If you're visiting for a spot of retail therapy, make a beeline for The Frenchgate Shopping Centre. Featuring everything from a flagship Debenhams’s store of over 100,000 feet to hundreds of other well-known high street brands, the mall is ideal for picking up just about anything. If you’re after something a little different, make your way down to The Doncaster Market which dates back to medieval times. Here you’ll find a large selection of more original offerings, handmade crafts and sumptuous bites to eat. Whilst just outside the city centre lies a bargain hunter’s paradise in the form of Lakeside Village – a shopping haven featuring over forty-five big name brands such as M&S Outlet and Next Clearance.
Robin Hood International Airport is situated just over 5km south of Doncaster and services thousands of passengers each year.
IATA code: DSA
Name: Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport
Address: First Ave, Doncaster DN9 3RH
Telephone: 0871 220 2210
All cars on the airport’s car parks are monitored 24/7 and as a result the airport has been awarded Safer Parking Status by Park Mark. Short Stay, Long Stay and Premium car parks are available with disabled parking bays in each.
Doncaster Train Station is based just seven miles from the airport, whilst the local bus service starts and terminates at the airport.
Little Arrow Taxis have a base at the airport terminal and can transport groups of up to eight people at a time to your destination of choice.
Well known providers such as Avis have offices in the terminal building and can provide you with a car for your onwards journey. It is recommended you book in advance to ensure a suitable vehicle is available.