Officially coach friendly!

Crook Hall and Gardens in Durham has been awarded ‘Coach Friendly Status’ by CPT UK…

The award was presented to Maggie Bell by Martin Dean, CPT President, at the CPT Annual Summer Even, which was hosted at Crook Hall.

Andrew McGuinness, CPT Regional Manager for Northern & Yorkshire Regions, says: “I would like to congratulate the team at Crook Hall and Gardens on becoming only the second recipient in the Northern region (after Boundary Mill Stores in Newcastle) to receive the Coach Friendly Visitor Attraction status.

“They offer excellent facilities to groups and all groups are greeted on arrival. Drivers are also catered for with complimentary refreshments and free parking is available either at the nearby Sands coach park or on the main road outside the attraction where parking charges are reimbursed. They have demonstrated a clear understanding of the coaching industry and a commitment to providing coaches, drivers and their passengers with a true Coach Friendly welcome!”

In 2003, in an effort to raise the profile of coaching across the UK, CPT developed and launched ‘Coach Friendly’ status. The status has been designed to recognise and reward 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. Due to the success to date of this coach industry initiative in 2016 the scheme was extended to also include individual visitor attractions.

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