10 reasons to be proud you come from Doncaster

From the world’s oldest horse race to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, here are some of the best reasons to be proud about coming from Doncaster.

Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 12:15 pm

Below is a list of some reasons to be proud that you come from Doncaster.

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The world famous train, the Flying Scotsman was built in Doncaster.
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson helped put Doncaster on the global map. Louis also played as a substitute for Doncaster Rovers reserves in February 2014.
Superstar Sir David James filmed scenes for the television series Open All Hours in Doncaster.
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, one of Britain's biggest, best and most beautiful nature reserves, is situated in Doncaster.
The iconic market is considered to be one of the very best in Britain.
Doncaster Racecourse plays host to the world's oldest classic horse race, the St Leger, which remarkably originated in way back in 1776.
The famous castle in Doncaster is built of magnesian limestone, it is the only example of its kind in Europe and was one of the inspirations for Sir Walter Scott's classic novel, Ivanhoe. The castle was initially built in the 11th century by William de Warenne, the Earl of Surrey, after the Norman conquest of England in 1066.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is full of animals from around the world. The incredible collection of animals makes it one of the most popular attractions in Doncaster.
Brodsworth Hall, is one of England's most beautiful country houses. It was designed in an Italianate style by the Italian architect Casentini. This is another of Doncaster's most visited attractions.
The world's last remaining flying Vulcan, now sadly grounded, is based permanently in Doncaster.