Doncaster

New Homes in Doncaster 

 

Live the Life

Located in South Yorkshire just a short drive away from Sheffield, the market town of Doncaster is a vibrant place to live with lots to see and do in the town centre as well as being within easy reach of the Peak District. From your new home in Doncaster, you’ll be close to everything from historic castles to museums, country parks and even a zoo.

Things to see and do

There are lots of historic sites in and around Doncaster, from the 12th century Conisbrough Castle to the 18th century house Cusworth Hall and the striking St George’s Minster. There are also a number of museums in the local area including Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum and The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft.

For a family day out, take the kids to Yorkshire Wildlife Park where you can see lions, tigers, baboons and even polar bears. Alternatively, go and see the animals at Boston Park Farm, or burn off some energy with a walk or cycle ride at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve.

If you love watching sports, you can see football and rugby at Keepmoat Stadium, the home ground of Doncaster R.L.F.C, Doncaster Rovers F.C and Doncaster Rovers Belles. There are also regular horse racing events at Doncaster Racecourse. If you want to get active, there are lots of sporting facilities in the town including Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre, Doncaster Dome leisure centre and Kingswood Golf Centre.

Other attractions in Doncaster include the performing arts venue Cast, Sandall Beat Wood, and The Vulcan Experience where you can see aircraft up-close.

Education

Outstanding schools in Doncaster include Hexthorpe Primary School, Kirkby Avenue Primary School, Scawsby Saltersgate Junior School, Sprotbrough Orchard Infant School and Bentley High Street Primary School. At secondary level, schools rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted include The McAuley Catholic High School, Outwood Academy Adwick and Hungerhill School.

Doncaster is also home to the independent Hill House School, and Doncaster College and University Centre. The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University are just a short drive or train journey away, giving your children the option to study from home.

Getting to Doncaster

Doncaster is close to the M18 and A1(M), while the town’s train station provides links to Sheffield, Manchester, Edinburgh and London on the East Coast Main Line. So whether you’re travelling for leisure or commuting daily, there are good transport links from your home in Doncaster.

Sheffield is around 35 minutes from Doncaster travelling by car, or 30 minutes by train. Scunthorpe can be reached in 30 minutes by train, while Leeds is slightly further away with a 45-minute car journey or 35 minutes on the train. Journeys to Manchester take one hour 25 minutes on average, travelling by car via the M62, while the train ride takes one hour 20 minutes.

London is just one hour 30 minutes away from Doncaster by train with regular services to King’s Cross, and Edinburgh can be reached in three hours by train. If you’re going abroad, Robin Hood International Airport is just 15 minutes southeast of the town by car or 25 minutes by bus.