Heritage

An historic market town at the southern edge of Yorkshire, Doncaster is renowned for its horse racing, rich railway heritage and wealth of spectacular architecture on the Great North Road.

The town houses the remains of its original Roman wall, Saxon church architecture, Norman castles at nearby Conisbrough and Tickhill and a wealth of Georgian and Regency buildings, reflecting the glory days of Doncaster when it was considered the most important town in this part of England.

At the heart of Yorkshire, Selby has always played a key role in the region’s industrial development. The Selby Canal opened in the 18th century and it became the home of Yorkshire’s very first railway station in 1834. The town has played host to many industries over the centuries including ship building and coal mining. A sculpture in the town’s park depicts a variety of trades, showing a monk, miller, mariner and miner.

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