Shopping in Doncaster offers a blend of tradition and progress; where the modern shopping experience presented by the flagship Frenchgate development is complemented by the warmth and charm of Doncaster's Market.
The new Frenchgate is located conveniently in the heart of Doncaster Town Centre, with easy access by bus or train from our transport interchange, or by car from our award-winning multi storey car park. With top brands and over 90 of your favourite stores, many of which are open late on Thursdays.
Doncaster Market, whose charter dates from 1248, is open each Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and features over 400 stalls serving the freshest meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. The market is well worth a visit with the Corn Exchange specialising in craft and gifts and the refurbished Wool Market offers a wide choice of textiles, haberdashery, cosmetics and household goods. Also look out for the Farmer's Market, which takes place on the first and third Wednesday of every month.
A wide selection of craft shops, designer boutiques and major high street names are to be found within the heart of Doncaster's town centre satisfying the demands of discerning shoppers, specialist collectors and of course, bargain hunters.
A prestigious accolade has been bestowed on Doncaster in the form of the national Safer Shopping Award. Sponsored by the British Retail Consortium and endorsed by the Home Office and Association of Chief Police Officers, Doncaster is the only South Yorkshire town to have achieved this award and Doncaster's retailers are understandably proud. The Safer Shopping Award recognises towns that demonstrate a practical commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all who use the town centre.
An abundance of cafes, restaurants and bars entice weary shoppers to rest awhile and Priory Walk with its pavement cafes, restaurants and bars attracts stylish lunchtime diners. The creation of a series of pedestrianised thoroughfares within the town centre feature innovative art and attractive seating areas and these make shopping in Doncaster's town centre an altogether rewarding experience.