Free parking in Alnwick does not always have benefits.
It has become increasingly difficult to get a parking space in any of the car parks at certain times of the day.
If you need to park for a limited time to visit the bank, for example, you may have to wait for 20 minutes or more until a space becomes available, as I had to do this afternoon.
The problem seems to be that visitors to The Garden do not use its car park as you have to pay, and people who work in Alnwick now use their cars instead of walking to work because it is free to park, therefore taking up many spaces.
Perhaps one of the smaller car parks behind The Playhouse should be limited to one hour so local people can find a space more easily.
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