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History of Doncaster

History of Doncaster
  • council: Doncaster Council
  • population: 67, 977
  • phone code: 01302
  • postcode area: DN1-DN12
  • county: Yorkshire

Doncaster’s appearance and facilities have changed a lot over the past few years and will continue to change in the coming months and years.

Over the past few years Doncaster has received many accolades and awards, not least of which for its impressive floral displays as part of Britain in Bloom but also for its innovative “Quality Streets Initiative” which has seen the streets of the town centre take on a whole new and exciting appearance.

More changes are currently underway including the massive redevelopment of the French gate Centre into a new shopping and transport Interchange. This multi million pound development will have a massive impact on the town centre and once complete will house 125 new shops and over 900 new car parking spaces as well as providing public transport users with massively improved facilities.

Doncaster has something to offer everyone no matter what you are looking for, a day out shopping or at the races or an evening in one of the superb range of bars and restaurants. Good quality hotels make Doncaster an ideal place for visitors to extend their stay and take in some of the surrounding attractions.

Whether you are a regular visitor or a new visitor to Doncaster Town Centre, whatever your age and whatever your requirements — It’s all here in Doncaster.

Doncaster is a large town in South Yorkshire, England, and the principal settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster. The town is located about 20 miles (32 km) from Sheffield and is popularly referred to as "Donny". Doncaster has an international airport, and in recent years its centre has undergone regeneration including the development of an Education City campus, currently the largest education investment of its kind in the UK. Doncaster has also recently extended the Frenchgate Centre, a shopping centre and transport interchange.

According to the 2001 census, the urban sub-area of Doncaster had a population of 67,977 — together with Bentley and Armthorpe it forms an urban area with a population of 127,851. The wider metropolitan borough has a population of around 286,866.

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