Attractions

With its central location and close transport links, the Mercure Doncaster Centre Danum is the perfect base for many local attractions. We've put together a handy guide to what's nearby so that you can get the most out of your stay.

Take a glimpse at Victorian life in this beautiful period country house. Built by the Thelusson family in the 1860’s, the house has survived a remarkable amount before its purchase and gentle restoration in 1990 by English Heritage, roam the gorgeous gardens and stop for tea in the lovely tearoom.

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Take a walk on the wild side! Built on a former riding school and farm, Yorkshire Wildlife Park was built in 2009 and serves as a dynamic center for conservation and welfare, the park has over 300 animals and over 60 different species of animal.

With floors and roof restored in the lofty circular keep you can fully appreciate the magnificence of this original 12th century building which inspired the likes of Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe . Delve into the medieval world of Lord and Lady de Warenne, and enjoy the grassy areas around the castle walls for games and picnics with stunning views over Conisbrough.

Spend a ‘day at the races’at one of the UK’s premiere horse racing venues, host to some of the most prestigious events in the racing calendar. A day at Doncaster Racecourse is a tradition that is hard to beat, racedays have been drawing appreciative crowds for centuries and Doncaster has long been regarded as one of the finest racecourses in Europe.

For those seeking some tranquility, the Potteric Carr nature reserve comprises of a number of paths (wheelchair and pushchair accessible)in which you can stroll around a stunning, safe, wetland habitat, littered with pockets of woodland and wildflower meadows.

Set in acres of historic parkland, with lakes, plantations and pleasure grounds offering spectacular views across the town, the beautiful Grade I listed building is widely considered the jewel in Doncaster’s crown. Cusworth Hall invites visitors to experience a wealth of architecture, heritage, landscape history and wildlife, together with a varied program of exhibitions, events and activities.

Frenchgate shopping center has over 120 stores including Debenhams, Clas Ohlson, Next, New Look, Sainsbury’s, Boots, Beaverbrooks, Schuh, Build-a-Bear and many more, making it the ideal destination for a day of retail therapy and a bite to eat!

Receiving praise from TV celebrity chefs and a loyal following of customers, Doncaster Market has been the heart of the town for hundreds of years with some 400 shops, stalls and stands. The Market precinct is truly impressive, incorporating four large indoor market halls – each with their own distinctive character – surrounding extensive and bustling outdoor markets.