Let's be frank about it, Doncaster is an armpit of a place. I've rarely been in a less attractive, scruffier flatland. The only place I can think of that I've disliked more is Crewe.
Here's a far more typical view of this godforsaken hole:
Yep, this is more or less what Doncaster looks like - I've walked around a fair bit of it and I know.
On the plus side, there's at least one very good pub: The Salutation which serves several very nice ales including one called Strongarm which I sampled in some quantity yesterday evening. And the course I'm on is a good one, plenty of excellent meaty stuff to get your teeth into and a couple of very interesting guest speakers so far.
Moral of this tale? Join a good union, attend branch meetings and pass resolutions to hold stimulating courses. But make sure they're somewhere worth visiting as well.