11 great things about Doncaster
We already know it, but here's 11 reasons why Doncaster is the BEST place to live.
1. We have got the best markets in Britain
If you cannot find it on Donny market, then you cannot find it anywhere, goes the old adage. From fresh fruit and veg to fish, meat, clothes, books, household items, gardening gear and toiletries and everything else you could ever think of, there is no finer place in the UK to grab a bargain.
2. The transport links are amazing
We are on the East Coast Main line, so places like London, Edinburgh, York, Leeds and Newcastle are within easy reach. And Robin Hood Airport is growing each day, bringing us more destinations across the globe right on our doorstep. And with the M18, A1(M) and M1 all close by, getting around is easy.
3. The shops are fantastic
There are hundreds of great shops - all the leading High Street names as well as loads of wonderful independent stores - everything from trendy fashion boutiques to quaint gift stores and some fantastic cafes and places to eat out too.
4. We are home to one of the world’s greatest sporting events
The St Leger has been run in Doncaster since 1776 and since then, thousands of racing enthusiasts have descended on Doncaster for a dose of good old fashioned Yorkshire hospitality as well as the thrills and spills of the Sport of Kings.
5. We have given the world some star names
England football boss Kevin Keegan, TV host Jeremy Clarkson, acting sensation Sheridan Smith, One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, booming Brian Blessed and a host of other star names all hail from round these parts and are proud to call it home.
6. The sporting scene is incredible
You have got a great mix of sports teams to be proud of in Doncaster - Doncaster Rovers have had enormous success in the last decade, Doncaster Belles have recently been promoted and Doncaster Knights and Doncaster Rugby League Club have put the town on the map too.
7. We built the most famous locomotives in the world
They are the most famous steam icons in the world - and they were both built in Doncaster. The Flying Scotsman and Mallard were both conceived and created at the Plant Works - and our proud railway heritage continues today. making Doncaster a key UK rail hub.
8. Our heritage is brilliant
Take a look around at some of our fabulous old buildings - the Mansion House, Cusworth Hall, Brodsworth Hall, Conisbrough Castle and Roche Abbey - just some of the beautiful architectural gems we can be proud of in and around Doncaster.
9. We have got the world’s last flying Vulcan bomber
She might not be taking to the air anymore, but we can still boast the last flying Vulcan bomber in the world. XH558, a true iconic aircraft which has thrilled millions of aviation enthusiasts across the globe and which will now be permanently based here.
10. Nothing beats a night out in Donny
People come from miles around for legendary Doncaster nightlife - it has the reputation as one of the great party towns in the north and for decades, revellers have enjoyed all that the night time scene in the town has to offer.
11. The people
What makes a town? The people who live there of course - and Doncaster has got some of the best in the world. There is nothing more reassuring than to return to town after spending time in another part of the world and feeling the warmth of Yorkshire folk once more.