Here are 10 gems we love about the town.
1. Flying Scotsman connection
The famous train was built in Doncaster in 1922-3.
Photo: Bruce Rollinson
2. The Dome
Doncaster's leisure centre is home to the first and only split-level ice rink in the UK. Also did you know that Princess Diana opened the Dome in 1989.
3. Paddington Bear's home
Shirley and Eddie Clarkson designed the stuffed toy in a factory known as the Bear Garden in Doncaster. The first prototype bears were given to their children, Grand Tour presenter and former Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson and his sister Joanna for Christmas in 1972.
4. 43-year-old goldfish
A goldfish named Tish was won at a funfair in Doncaster in 1956. He died in 1999 aged 43. (This is not the fish pictured)