Doncaster in South Yorkshire has a population in its Metropolitan Borough of around 300,000. The town is around 20 miles from Sheffield and 170 miles from London. The city has a rich Anglo-Saxon and Roman history and has been significant in terms of population for a long time.
Doncaster’s coal and waterways greatly aided the town’s growth in the modern era and nowadays its transport networks mean that the town is an important road and rail distribution centre.
House prices in Doncaster are generally affordable and unlike London there is no shortage of properties for first time buyers and young professionals.