This is Y Magazine 2020

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DONCASTER IN 2020 Doncaster has so much exciting history waiting to be discovered by you. The historical market town dates back to 71AD and traces of its rich history can still be seen in and around the town today. Doncaster is home to one of three original Georgian Mansion Houses in the country. You must pay the Grade I listed building a visit on one of the open days to truly appreciate the splendour of decadent Georgian architecture. Doncaster is also home to the St Leger, the world’s oldest classic horse race which runs annually in September at the Doncaster Racecourse. Located approximately five miles out of the town centre you will find Brodsworth Hall, a beautiful ‘conserved as found’ country house with stunning gardens covering around 15 acres. Explore the many rooms of the house, roam the gardens and stop for some tea in the tea rooms. Watch out for Brodsworth Hall’s 25th anniversary events on our website following Princess Margaret’s opening of the building to the public in 1995. A visit to the Doncaster Minster is also a must. It is one of Doncaster’s most recognisable and architecturally impressive buildings and welcomes everyone. 2020 will see Doncaster commemorate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower due to its strong connections. Keep your eyes peeled for the exciting celebration events that Doncaster has in store for you!

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E X P E R I E N C E A R T A N D C U LT U R E Art and Culture has become a key part of daily life in Doncaster. Whether you are an avid theatregoer, a visual arts lover or you just love exploring and experiencing new cultures, Doncaster has it all. Doncaster hosts a quarterly Art Fair in the heart of Doncaster Market where you can browse and buy art from a range of emerging and established regional, national and international artists. The Ted Hughes Poetry Festival in Mexborough is the liveliest poetry festival in the UK. It arises from and embraces the community, and takes them to other worlds.

EXPERIENCE DONCASTER TOW N C E N T R E Head to Doncaster town centre for a spot of shopping at the Frenchgate Centre where you will find all your favourite high street stores. Do have a good look around our numerous independent boutiques and of course Doncaster Market, one of the finest markets in the north. Also just a few miles out of the town centre you will find the Lakeside Village Outlet and Wheatley Hall Retail Park – both of which have free parking too.