Discover  Doncaster

Doncaster is a former mining town in South Yorkshire, close to the neighbouring cities of Sheffield and Wakefield. If you enjoy something between the hustle and bustle of a larger city, with the quaint and quiet character of a small town, then “Donny” - as it is affectionately known by locals - is the perfect place to call home.

Doncaster is a town that’s looking to the future, while embracing its past. Many of the area’s historic buildings have been earmarked for improvements – including the recently-renovated Mansion House – while plans are also in place to future-proof the town.

Recently, The Great Yorkshire Way was opened, providing a new, faster route to Doncaster Sheffield Airport from Junction 3 of the M18. 

Find a new home in Doncaster

Doncaster is a large minster town that’s planning for the future while still embracing its rich past.

The property landscape has really flourished here in recent years, with a wide range of new houses for sale in Doncaster. Homeowners will find a lot to love in Doncaster, from first-time buyers to families and young professionals. This is all thanks to modern housing developments of new build homes in Doncaster, taking advantage of this thriving part of Yorkshire. 

As part of the plans to future-proof the town and help it fulfil its full potential, many of the area’s historic buildings are being protected and renovated for the future, including the recently renovated Mansion House, preserving Doncaster’s heritage for generations to come. 


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Things to do

There are four mansion houses in the UK – and one of them is in Doncaster. There's also the Cast theatre and Cast Café Bar. A 6-mile drive outside Doncaster town centre will take you to Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. Also owned by English Heritage is Conisbrough Castle, around 6 miles from the centre, considered to be one of South Yorkshire’s best surviving examples of military architecture.  

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Transport

One of the area’s most important transport links is its train station - a major interchange for the east coast mainline. Road links in and around Doncaster are among the best in the country, with the A1(M) and M18 running past the town. The nearest city, Sheffield, is around a 40-minute drive, while you can reach Leeds via the M62 in about 45 minutes. The town has its own international airport; Doncaster Sheffield Airport, as well as close to many others across the country like Leeds Bradford, Manchester, East Midlands and Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport.

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Shopping

Doncaster hosts a full market on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, where you’ll find more than 400 stalls throughout the square and inside the 19th century Corn Exchange. Lakeside Village is where you’ll find more than 45 outlet stores including Next, GAP and M&S. For some of the best local produce, head 8.4 miles out of town to McCallums Farm Shop in Finningley. Their products showcase the best that South Yorkshire has to offer, using 75 suppliers within a 20-mile radius of the farm.  

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Food

Doncaster has a selection of great cafés, pubs and restaurants, both in and out of the town centre. Doncaster Brewery and Tap should be top of your list if you’re a lover of real ales. For a dining experience with a difference, there’s no substitute for The Gourmet Dining Room’s supper club. Top chef Michael Price serves the finest local produce in his home across a multi-course tasting menu. You’ll need to be patient (and lucky) to get a table – they’re typically booked up at least six months in advance.

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The annual St Leger Festival is held every September at Doncaster Racecourse. Doncaster is also where you’ll find the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. Hidden behind Doncaster Leisure Park and accessed via Dakota Way, it’s on the site of the town’s former RAF base and open to the public seven days a week. Yorkshire Wildlife Park is one of Doncaster’s star attractions, with more than 300 animals and 60 different species. 

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Doncaster's highlights

Doncaster residents are fiercely proud of their town, with plenty of affection for this beloved South Yorkshire spot. It’s filled with culture and a prosperous history, with the likes of the medieval landmark Conisbrough Castle, sitting in between Rotherham and Doncaster itself.

The iconic Doncaster Racecourse showcases world-leading talent, with plenty of opportunities for social celebrations and parties. It is also the only racecourse of its kind in South Yorkshire, which has certainly helped to put this terrific town on the map. 

A well connected town

Doncaster is well-positioned, with fantastic transport links to areas in Yorkshire and beyond. The Great Yorkshire Way opened here recently, providing a new, faster route to Doncaster Sheffield Airport from Junction 3 of the M18. With Leeds Bradford and Manchester Airport within easy travelling distance, you’re never too far from international travel options, meaning holiday journeys are easy to organise.

Residents can also catch a direct train to larger cities such as London and arrive in around two and a half hours. A trip further north to Newcastle train station will take just under one hour and a half, too.

There’s tons to explore in and around this popular town – if you’re looking for a place to settle down, keep an eye out for new builds in Doncaster and we will be introducing additional new homes in Doncaster to our ever-growing list of properties.

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Over the next five years, it’s estimated Doncaster will have one of the highest economic growth rates in the Sheffield City Region. This is being driven by a number of developments, including the expansion of the new Civic and Cultural Quarter. 

The Doncaster Urban Centre Masterplan has been drawn up to bring even more investment to the town. This would include improvements around the train station and making the most of existing green spaces and waterways.

Doncaster has some of the most affordable housing in England, which makes the buying process seamless for first-time buyers looking for new homes in Doncaster, as well as those looking to downsize or even upscale.

This popular town is 5% less expensive than Leeds to live in, despite the two locations appearing relatively close on the map. In fact, it takes half an hour to one hour to travel from Doncaster to Leeds by car or by train.