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Days out by Rail in Doncaster

Doncaster Canal


Known widely for its ties to the world of horse racing, Doncaster is the perfect choice for anyone with a strong interest in both history and horses, as the racecourse at Doncaster is one of the oldest in the world.

It’s not all equine-focused though - “Donny” as it’s known locally, is actually the birthplace of quite an unusual trio; Paddington Bear, the modern-flushing toilet, and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson!

Just a stone’s throw from Doncaster station you’ll find the perfect pitstop for a much-needed brew such as the Back in Time café or Dreambakes are both under a 10-minute walk, listed landmarks like the Mansion House that showcase the architecture of years-gone-by, or for those who prefer to immerse themselves in nature, animal experiences such as Reptile Rendezvous and Furry Friends can be reached in 7-minutes by foot.  

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Timetable - WR Southbound

Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross

  • Peak services (except Fridays)
  • Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please allow additional time for transfers when travelling to or from the station, particularly when using the London Underground.

Timetable - WR Northbound

London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange