Doncaster and the Metropolitan Boroughs
Leave the Pools Brook site and travel south for 2 miles on the A6192, then onto the M1 north for 10 miles taking the M18 exit. Travel 11 miles to junction 3 A6182 for 2 miles and at the roundabout take 3rd exit A18 into Doncaster stop and visit.
Situated in South Yorkshire and its Metropolitan Borough, located on the River Don with Roman Heritage and Anglo Saxon medieval history, nicknamed Donny, and home of the famous Horse Racing Course.The town as a mix of old and new with several points of interest including the 18th century St Georges Minster, Doncaster Museum, 18th century grade I listed Mansion House and the Doncaster Market. Also there is the Dome Leisure Centre and the International Airport located outside the city.
Move on and explore the many places in the Borough.
The home of the 2012 winner of Yorkshires most magnificent attraction, the Yorkshire Wildlife Park located in 70 acres of a 260 acre site. The park provides unique views of animals in there given areas using a walk through, which allows you to get up close and in some cases get amongst them.
Home to Cusworth Hall, an 18th century grade I listed Georgian Country House built of ashliar with slated roofs. It is set in acres of historic landscaped parkland with walkways around the lakes and stone arch bridges. Now a museum with many attractions and exhibitions located at a beauty spot with dramatic views across the town.
Home to Brodsworth Hall the 1860 Victorian Country Home, virtually unchanged from the 1860s with the items being original throughout the house and domestic areas. The gardens are from the Victorian era featuring a beautiful array of colourful seasonal displays and the magnificent Target House.
Home to the English Heritage 12th century Medieval Castle whose remains are dominated by the 97 foot high circular Norman keep tower which is supported by 6 buttresses.
Home to the transport museum which specialises in the preservation of trolley buses. Situated on the old RAF airfield and known as the Trolley Bus Museum, its exhibition buildings hold the largest collection of trolley buses in Europe with over 60 examples. Within the grounds is located a 1950s/60s street scene with shop windows complete with displays of period artifacts and memorabilia.
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
Located south of Doncaster and the flagship of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust being its largest reserve which covers 490 acres. The reserve has a mixture of open water and marsh through reed fen, wet woodland and scrub, some dating back 300 years. To view the wildlife there are 5 miles of paths and 14 viewing hides allowing the discovery of the many species of notable birds and the 28 types of butterfly.