Alnwick has once again been recognised for its warm welcome to coach visitors.
The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) in the UK has re-awarded Alnwick Coach Friendly status – honouring the commitment made by towns, cities and villages to understanding the requirements of coaches and their passengers, while also providing first-class facilities, access and information for drivers.
Alnwick has enjoyed Coach Friendly status for a number of years, but the town council was advised that the status was under routine review and was invited to apply for renewal. And the town council’s application – compiled with help from The Alnwick Garden, in particular director Mark Brassell – has been successful. Alnwick Mayor Alan Symmonds described it as ‘an important award because coach visitors are vital to the tourism industry in Alnwick.’ Pictured are Tim Kirton, town-council officer, Andrew McGuinness, CPT, Coun Symmonds and Mr Brassell.