Doncaster Racecourse itself is very impressive, with large carpeted / carpet tiled floors, fully furnished interior and a very well-lit Exhibition Centre. It is very media friendly with 70 plus flat screens on every level and great internal audio and communication systems.
Doncaster boasts excellent accessibility by all forms of transport from the whole of the U.K. and internationally. It is one of the best venues in the country to hold a Comic Con.
1. What are the venue’s address and contact details?
Doncaster Racecourse, Exhibition Hall, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB
Web: www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk Tel: 01302 304 200.
2. Is there car parking? Is it free?
There are over 3,500 FREE car parking spaces for Monster Comic Con’s first event.
3. What is the best way to get to the venue?
The venue is located in the heart of the United Kingdom, and is in easy reach of Doncaster Railway Station, Robin Hood / Sheffield Airport, and has amazing road links. Doncaster Racecourse is ideally placed for both national and international visitors.
Doncaster Racecourse boasts excellent links to the motorway network including M1 (Junction 32), M18 (Junctions 3 and 4), A1(M) (Junction 36) and from the M62 (Junctions 32A, 34 and 35). The Racecourse Exhibition Centre is very well signed posted (look for the brown racecourse signs) from the Motorways approaching Doncaster from all travelling directions and the signs carry through the town to the venue.
The Racecourse is just two-and-a-half miles from Doncaster Train Station, which is on the main London-Edinburgh line (South to North) and is midway between Hull and Manchester (East to West). Journey times by rail from London are just an hour-and-three-quarters, and three hours from Edinburgh. Doncaster trains connect to all major cities and towns to include Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Wakefield, Lincoln, York, Scunthorpe, Beverley, Bridlington, Newark, Grantham, Peterborough, Stevenage, Cleethorpes, Selby and Retford.
National Rail enquiries: 08457 484950.
Robin Hood Airport (Serving Doncaster / Sheffield) is less than seven miles from Doncaster Racecourse, offering return flights to European destinations. The Racecourse is also within easy reach of Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Birmingham and East Midlands airports.
Local Doncaster Taxi Numbers:
Dial a Cab, 17A Wood St, Doncaster. Tel: 01302 343444.
Apple Mini Cabs, 41 Waterdale, Doncaster. Tel: 01302 817171.
Alpha Mini Cabs, 43C Prince’s St, Doncaster. Tel: 01302 323333.
City Mini Cabs Doncaster, 27 Bowers Fold, Doncaster. Tel: 01302 343434.
A1 Central Taxis, 94-95 Spring Gardens, Doncaster. Tel: 01302 222222.
Bus numbers 55, 490, and 51A run every 20 minutes from Doncaster train station / Frenchgate Shopping Centre on Line 55, journey duration is approximately 8 minutes.