Travelling by train to Doncaster is a simple and stress-free way of reaching this fascinating Yorkshire market town. From London, Doncaster is within easy reach, with the fastest direct non stop trains taking just over ninety minutes. Other major centres such as Liverpool and Edinburgh also offer direct trains to Doncaster.
Doncaster station is where all rail services to Doncaster arrive. This large, recently modernised station is conveniently located in the centre of town, with direct access to the large Frenchgate shopping centre. For those needing connections outside the town centre, there are bus stops directly outside the station. At the station itself there are all the usual facilities, including public wi-fi, toilets, shops and cafes.
London North Eastern Railways offers the fastest direct trains from London, with many non-stop rail services to Doncaster offered daily with the fastest journey time of just over ninety minutes. London services are also offered by Hull Trains, Grand Central and by East Midlands Trains. Northern, TransPennine Express, and CrossCountry also all service Doncaster station.
Trains to Doncaster are by far the easiest and fastest way of reaching this delightful Yorkshire town. The direct, non-stop services from London take as little as ninety minutes. There are direct services too from Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Southampton and locally in Yorkshire from Leeds, York and Sheffield among others. Indirect trains from other big centres, such as Bristol, are available.
For many, one appeal of arriving at Doncaster railway station will be that it's linked directly to the town's largest shopping centre. The Frenchgate Centre has many large high street shops and it's named after one of the medieval gates that gave access to ancient Doncaster. There's more history at Cusworth Hall on the outskirts of the town, which houses a museum of south Yorkshire life and is also worth a visit for its extensive landscaped gardens. Conisbrough Castle, a twenty minute train ride from Doncaster station, is a romantic 12th century castle that inspired Walter Scott's 'Ivanhoe'. Keen foodies won't want to leave Doncaster without sampling a genuine Yorkshire pie from one of the few remaining traditional pie houses.
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