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Conisbrough, home to a famous castle

Found midway between Doncaster and Rotherham, this pleasant town is steeped in history. It’s home to the oldest building in South Yorkshire, the Anglo-Saxon St Peter’s Church.

The town’s major landmark is the magnificent Conisbrough Castle. The towering 12th-century keep played a major role in the Wars of the Roses and inspired Sir Walter Scott’s novel Ivanhoe. The three floors are inhabited by animated characters projected on to the walls who’ll tell you all about the history of the castle.

Bag a bargain at Lakeside Village

With more than 45 big-name stores offering up to 60% off, you can take advantage of some huge discounts at this shopping outlet just outside Doncaster. Stores include M&S, Next, Clarks, Cadbury, Gap, Ben Sherman and The Body Shop.

There’s plenty of free parking available and places to eat if you’re feeling peckish. After all, bargain-hunting is very hungry work.

Laugh and play at Doncaster Dome

Doncaster Dome is your one-stop shop for entertainment and leisure. There’s family fun in the form of an ice-skating rink and water wonderland of geysers, fountains and jets set against the tropical backdrop of the Amazonian rainforest. There’s also music and comedy shows, from That’ll Be the Day to Jimmy Carr.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Conisbrough? Travelodge Doncaster Lakeside Hotel is less than 15 minutes from the town by car. Another good option is Travelodge Doncaster Hotel.