Transport has played an important role in Doncaster's heritage.
The stagecoach trade of the 17th and 18th centuries generated the
wealth that built the town centre in the Georgian fashion complete
with one of only three Mansion Houses in Britain as its civic
Horse breeding for the stagecoach trade gave rise to Doncaster
Racecourse and the founding of the Great Northern Railway
Locomotive and Carriage Buildings Works, the factory that built the
Flying Scotsman and the Mallard, brought further recognition.
One of the founding Pilgrim Fathers, William Bradford, was born
within the Borough and Doncaster's rich history also includes an
archaeological site in Sutton Common, grand country houses and
The spectacular white circular keep of Conisbrough Castle dates
back to approximately 1180. Made of magnesium limestone, it is the
oldest circular keep in England.
St George's Church, a landmark on Doncaster's skyline has a
fascinating history. This masterpiece, by architect Sir Gilbert
Scott who also designed St Pancras station, also boasts a rare
Schulze organ and fine Victorian glass.
Brodsworth Hall is one of England's most complete Victorian
country houses with over thirty rooms on view and Cusworth Hall, an
imposing 18th century country house is home to the Museum of South
Yorkshire Life which illustrates the changing home, work and social
life of people and communities across the region in the last 250