As you would expect from the biggest market town in the north, there’s no shortage of Doncaster shops and retail destinations to explore. The market hosts over 400 stalls while Lakeside Village Outlet and Frenchgate offer more traditional high street shops and food courts.

Shopping centres

Blessed with several shopping centres, we’ve rounded up the best retail outlets in town in our dedicated Doncaster shopping centres page.

Lakeside Village


While Doncaster Market boasts hundreds of stands, many shoppers head straight for the fish market; a nose-pinching collection of hundreds of fish including plaice, shellfish and much more. The market opens fully on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, with Wednesday hosting their outdoor antique and bric-a-brac market. Make sure to check out the listed Victorian building, the Corn Exchange, focusing on homewares, fashion and furnishings. And with dozens of cafés and pubs circling the market, you’re never far from a quick shopping pit stop.

Doncaster Market

If you’re looking for designer names, head to either of Doncaster’s big name department stores. Just a short walk from each other, Debenhams in Frenchgate and House of Fraser both house a wide choice of international and UK designer names. For more bespoke clothing, try the Bella Donna Boutique or The Vault Menswear, all of which are a short walk from the Doncaster Central (High Fishergate) hotel.

Looking for a hotel in Doncaster?

Our three Doncaster hotels are perfect for exploring this historic Yorkshire town that boasts Roman remains, magnificent Georgian and Regency architecture and glorious green spaces.