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Looking for a new home in Doncaster?

Doncaster has always enjoyed an important market town heritage, and in 2022 it was able to celebrate city status. This has given a boost to the award-winning shopping, the wealth of attractions, and the excellent transport links. Doncaster has strong transport and communication links with Sheffield and Leeds, and several other key South Yorkshire towns. The city was founded by the Romans when the River Don marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire, and today part of the Roman fort can still be seen in the grounds of Doncaster Minster. It has remained a lively and buzzing place to this day and is a great place to call home.

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Travel and transport

Doncaster has excellent transport links and is at the heart of a wide network of motorways and trunk roads including the A1(M) and the M18. Doncaster is on the East Coast railway line, so commuting through Yorkshire by train is a convenient option. The average train time to York is 20 minutes, to Sheffield, 30 minutes, and to Leeds, 40 minutes. Doncaster Sheffield airport is 6 miles outside the town centre.




Local information

Doncaster offers several shopping centres. There’s the 800,000 sq ft Frenchgate Centre with over 120 shops, cafes, and restaurants, and Lakeside Village - an outlet village with 45 stores. Doncaster Market is the biggest traditional market in the north, with over 400 shops and stands. It's open on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. There’s also an antique and second-hand market and a farmers’ market three times a month. As the second largest city in South Yorkshire, after Sheffield, Doncaster has an excellent choice of leisure and entertainment venues, and the Doncaster Racecourse and Yorkshire Zoo are two of the town's main attractions.



Local schools

Doncaster College and the University Centre Doncaster, provide further and higher education in the city. The size of the city accounts for a large number of primary and secondary schools, in both the state and private sectors.