An introduction to Hemsworth
Hemsworth is a small town in the south-east corner of West Yorkshire. Historically, it was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and is included in the City of Wakefield. For much of its history, the town was dependent on the local coal mining industry. It's known for its large green space, Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld.
One of the largest market towns in Yorkshire, Doncaster is known for its historic racecourse, its well-preserved Victorian architecture, and its rich aviation history. Today, it's a popular shopping destination for residents of the surrounding area, with its central Frenchgate Shopping Centre housing a range of the UK's favourite high street brands. Its most prolific and impressive landmark is Doncaster Minster - its staggeringly tall and intricately detailed tower visible from much of the town.
Man the battlements of Conisbrough Castle
Standing on a mound overlooking Doncaster and the surrounding areas, Conisbrough Castle is a 12th century romantic castle that offers incredible views, and a fascinating look into life in the middle ages. It also has an interesting link to British literature, having served as the inspiration for Walter Scott's classic medieval romance, Ivanhoe. Kids and adults alike will love delving into its rich history and taking part in its exciting events.
Planning a trip to Hemsworth? Travelodge Doncaster Hotel is a 15-minute drive away, and Travelodge Wakefield Woolley Edge M1 Hotel can be reached in half an hour.