Historic Buildings

Doncaster boasts many fine historic buildings.

Even part of the original Roman wall from their fort of Danum can still be seen in the grounds of Doncaster Minster right in the heart of the town. There are Norman castles in Tickhill and Conisbrough and while Tickhill Castle is only open one day per year (usually the second Saturday in June) Conisbrough Castle, complete with its new visitor centre, is open throughout the year and is operated by English Heritage.

In the Georgian and Victorian period Doncaster was a wealthy town and many fine country houses were built. Cusworth Hall overlooks the town and is a fine example of a Georgian country house, while Brodsworth Hall is a fine example of an Italianate country house and is also operated by English Heritage.

Doncaster town centre also boasts some fine buldings. Doncaster Minster rises high above the town and was built on the site of the original Roman fort at Danum. The medieval church was destroyed by fire in 1853 but Sir George Gilbert Scott was commissioned to rebuild it in grand gothic style. Another Grade I listed building in the town centre is the Mansion House, one of only three in England, and which was officially opened in 1749.

For day out ideas involving Doncaster's rich culture and heritage click HERE.