Doncaster Sheffield Tourist Attractions
Located in heart of Yorkshire, the Robin Hood Doncaster Airport is on doorstep of few of the top tourist attractions in UK. Once you have landed at the Doncaster Airport, there is a network or trains and buses which provides direct access to the nearby cities and towns in South Yorkshire. You can either hire a car or use the public or private transport for having a look around. Following are some of the famous tourist spots that are a must-see for everyone who visits Doncaster:
- Conisbrough Castle - It boasts the Norman Keep Tower and was built during 1180s by 5th Earl of Surrey. The visual and audio displays help in reconstructing the view of life now in medieval castle, while history of this site is properly documented in adjacent visitor’s centre.
- Brodsworth Hall - Once the opulent Victorian Hall, Brodsworth now offers fascinating insight into changing fortunes of the previously rich Victorian family, with several original fittings and fixtures still in place. Brodsworth Hall has a gift shop and tea rooms as well.
- Cusworth Hall & Park - The Cusworth Hall contains a park for the enjoyment of the visitors and Museum of the South Yorkshire Life. The panoramic views of the region attract the tourists. There is a tea room on-site that offers home-baked pastries and cakes for visitors. The grounds of the park provide good picnic spots and good walks.
- Sherwood Forest & Country Park - It has an amazing history and it is home of the Robin Hood. The country park of 450 acre was designated National Nature Reserve by English Nature in 2002 which is a Government agency that is responsible for safeguarding the natural environment.
- Corn Exchange - The Corn Exchange stands in middle of the Doncaster Markets since 1870s. It is now restored and all refurbished after a fire in the year 1994. The surrounding outdoor and indoor stalls maintain the market tradition that goes back to the medieval times.
- Aerovensure Aircraft Museum - During early years of the flight aviation, the pioneers used southern land of Doncaster racecourse. It was the base for training the pilots but now the airfield is long gone. Today, dedicated enthusiasts have made treasure chest of the military aviation archives and exhibits. Special events are now held during summer months.
- Doncaster Racecourse - St. Leger of Doncaster is the oldest racecourse which started in 1776. There are 30 days of the race meetings every year, including September meeting of St. Leger. This racecourse hosts exhibitions and conferences along with hosting the famous car boot sale. This racecourse is easily accessible from motorway network.
- Hatfield Water Park - It is a day visit and residential activity centre very close to Doncaster. It offers land based challenging water activities which are ideal for the team building days of school groups and more. It is located on former gravel and sand workings but it now boasts plenty of wildlife with beautiful scenery. The activities include raft building, archery, high ropes, climbing and kayaking.
- Earth Centre - It is described as the Active Park for Learning and Leisure and the main emphasis is laid on fun. Intriguing exhibitions, outdoor activities, fantastic play areas and unusual gardens are complemented with the scrumptious food and other retail outlets where the gift ideas from traded fair sources are abundantly available.
- Sandall Park - It is an urban park for families with plenty of the tourist attractions including play areas, wildlife, a bog pond and ducks, sports facilities, fitness trails and picnic areas. An angling club oversees fishing of main lake.
In addition to all the tourist and cities attractions, there are the most charming tours to the Yorkshire villages like Tickhil and Bawtry. The stunning rural countryside can be explored either on scenic drives or on foot.