Seahouses car park a big hit with visitors

Tourists are reaping the benefits of improvements at one of Northumberland’s busiest car parks.

Thursday, 13th June 2019, 3:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 4:30 pm
County councillors Glen Sanderson and Guy Renner-Thompson, chair of North Sunderland Parish Council Geoffrey Stewart and Paul Jones, director of local services at the county council.

Over £500,000 has been spent at Seafield in Seahouses and Craster car parks– both of which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

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At Seahouses, the surface of the former grass extension car park suffered from rutting and other damage in bad weather. The car park has been excavated and regraded, drains installed, a stone surface laid and rows of parking bays created. There are 160 spaces and the car park will be more user-friendly and hard-wearing.

Coun Glen Sanderson said: “The work will ultimately help boost tourism and should have a positive knock-on effect for the local economy.”