Guest Blog: Johnnie Johnson Housing

February 2019
Johnnie Johnson Housing tell us why Doncaster is a great place to live!



An historical market town, at the southern edge of Yorkshire, Doncaster is renowned for its horse racing and rich railway heritage.

With the remains of the original Roman wall; Saxon church architecture; Norman castles at Conisbrough and Tickhill; and a wealth of Georgian and Regency architecture reflecting the glory days of Doncaster when it really was the most important town in this part of England. It certainly is a great place to live!

Doncaster has many claims to fame but it well known for being the home to Britain’s favourite corner shop. First run by that legend of comedy, Ronnie Barker as Arkwright, and more recently by his nephew Granville, a tiny hairdresser’s shop in Balby is transformed into “Arkwrights” from Open All Hours when filming starts. The shop has been used since the very first series in the 1970s and continues today.

Doncaster is easily accessed from around the country by rail, as the main train station is situated on the main East Coast GNER line. Doncaster has direct rail routes from as far North as Edinburgh to as far South as Penzance! London is easily accessed by several train companies with frequent direct daily services, should you fancy a day out to the big smoke!

As far as entertainment goes you’re spoilt for choice in Doncaster! If you enjoy eating out Doncaster has many good restaurants ranging from Thai through to Traditional English fare. You have a fair choice when eating out with something to suit all tastes both within and outside of the town centre.

If you enjoy lively nightlife Doncaster has plenty of this to offer! If that's not your style there’s the option of catching one of the regular shows at the town centre’s Civic Theatre, watching a live concert at the Dome Leisure Complex just out of the town centre or ten pin bowling at Lakeside!

The new Frenchgate Centre in the town centre boasts even more than the extensive range already available to tempt you at the moment!

It’s easy to see why so many people love living in Doncaster. If you’ve fallen in love with the area just as much as we have then take a look at our latest development Layden Drive and see if moving into a Johnnie Johnson Home is the right move for you!