About Barnby Dun
Generous plots in picturesque countryside make Barnby Dun an attractive proposition for those looking for a property. With local schools, easy transport links and nearby amenities it continues to be a sought after location in Doncaster. Popular with families, is it just right for you?
THINGS TO DO
The River Don has a number of options for walking and the Thorpe Marsh Nature Reserve is an interesting place, teeming with wildlife. Barney Dun and Kirk Sandall have their own Sports Association with a number of activities and facilities. Just a few miles away you have popular family day out locations like Astrabound Play Centre, Hatfield Activity Centre and Doncaster Dome.
EATING & DRINKING
The White Hart pub serves traditional home cooked food and is child friendly while the Olive Pub and Grill is popular - offering steak on the stone and more. In neighbouring Kirk Sandall there are other options including The Glasshouse and The Holy Bush.
In the village there is a pharmacy, Spar convenience store, bakery, farm shop, sweet shop and Staples Direct. Kirk Sandall has more and Wheatley Hills is home to a Lidl supermarket, florists, pet shops, hairdressers and car dealerships as you make your way to Doncaster centre.
Kirk Sandall Infant School and Barnby Dun Primary Academy are the two closest schools. For secondary education, the well regarded Hungerhill School is only a mile away.
With access to both the M18 and Doncaster town centre, Barnby Dun is known for its quiet setting and handy transport links, with public services. Kirk Sandall has the closest train station and Robin Hood Airport is little more than a quarter of an hour away.
The town of Doncaster has an important history and Barnby Dun was first documented in the Domesday Book as 'Barnebi'. The church shows where the original Saxon settlement was and the High Street was a later development. There are a few cottages that have survived the ages and it was home to Thorpe Marsh Power station from 1959 to 1994 - the towers of which were demolished in 2012.
DID YOU KNOW?
When demolishing the cooling towers of the power station, no explosives were used to protect the canal.