LOCAL ATTRACTIONS IN DONCASTER
The Ramada Encore Doncaster hotel offers the perfect base to enjoy a visit to Doncaster and the surrounding areas. With so much to see and do in the local Doncaster area we've picked a few of the best below.
Conisbrough Castle boasts the finest Circular Norman Keep Tower still surviving. This testament to the Stone Masons of medieval England was built during the 1180s by the fifth Earl of Surrey, Hamelin Plantagenet half brother of the most powerful of the Angevin Kings of England, Henry II.
Cusworth Hall Museum & Park
Cusworth Hall was built in the 1740s and is in a parkland setting on the outskirts of Cusworth village in Doncaster. The Hall is now the Museum of South Yorkshire Life and its collections depict life in the locality over the last 200 years. The Hall provides a beautiful backdrop to the lakeland landscape of the country park
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
A great day out for families and enthusiasts alike the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum exhibits a collection of aircraft from the first airshow in Britain at Doncaster Racecourse in 1909, to modern fast jets and civil light aircraft. With aircraft which are unique in preservation, alongside a whole host of familiar favourites, and cockpits and interactive exhibits open all year round there really is something for everyone.
Vulcan to the Sky
The Doncaster Vulcan Bomber exhibition takes you on a walk through aviation history. It provides great family days out with group tours and educational talks. Since its first flight on August 31st 1952, the Vulcan has become an iconic aircraft; from its delta wing shape to the ‘howl’(click to watch video) of its engines on take-off, the Vulcan Bomber provides a familiar sight and sound to those who witness her in the air.
For sheer spectacle, atmosphere and excitement a day at Doncaster Racecourse is a tradition that is hard to beat. Racedays at Town Moor have been drawing appreciative crowds for centuries and Doncaster has long been regarded as one of the finest racecourses in Europe and the best place for horse racing in Yorkshire.
Doncaster Dome is one of the regions premier sports, leisure & entertainment destinations, with over 50 activities taking place under one roof.
Make a splash in the Amazonia Adventure, a magical 7-pool water world or cut the ice in the Ice Caps, the UK’s only split level ice rink with interconnecting ramps linking two ice pads together.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Located just 6 miles from the hotel, The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the perfect choice for a fun filled family day out. View a large range of animals from roaring tigers to Meerkats and animals from the African Plain.