Alnwick is a Coach Friendly location

Alnwick has once again been recognised for its warm welcome to coach visitors.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 01 May, 2018, 08:57
Tim Kirton, Projects and Funding Officer at Alnwick Town Council, Andrew McGuinness, Regional Manager, Confederation of Passenger Transport, Alnwick Mayor Alan Symmonds and Alnwick Garden CEO Mark Brassell at the presentation of the Coach Friendly certificate. Picture by Jane Coltman

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. 

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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.