Here are 9 gems we love about the town.
1. 10 fascinating facts about Doncaster that you likely never knew
10 fascinating facts about Doncaster that you likely never knew
2. Flying Scotsman connection
The famous train was built in Doncaster in 1922-3.
Photo: Bruce Rollinson
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)