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.

The town also has one of only three surviving Mansion Houses in England, dating back to 1749. Doncaster is also home to one of the finest racecourses in the country which plays host to the famous St Leger Festival.

Plans are underway to expand the Yorkshire Wildlife Park with a 150-acre expansion which will bring new species to the Park. The attraction has opened a new animal rehabilitation centre which is home to four mature brown bears from Japan.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park © Les Gibbon

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