We are proud that Chesterfield has become the first coach friendly town in the East Midlands
The award, presented by the Confederation of Passenger Transport, recognises towns and cities which offer excellent services for coach parties. The criteria includes: providing a coach drivers’ rest room, coach parking, set down and pick up points and staff who can be on hand to deal with any problems.
After gaining this award, we went on to win the Coach Friendly Town category of the Coach Tourism Awards 2013. Chesterfield can offer coaches free parking and set down and pickup points at the town’s coach station, as well as a rest room for drivers.
Coaches should book in advance through Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, in Rykneld Square Tel: 01246 345777/8
We are able to offer a free ‘meet and greet’ service; this includes a welcome pack with a Chesterfield mini guide, town centre map, a list of coffee shops and eating places, directions to the nearest toilets and the town’s famous market, and a ‘what’s on today’ print out.
Drivers aren’t forgotten as they get £10 of vouchers to spend on the Market, courtesy of Chesterfield’s Market Traders Federation. The Visitor Information Centre can also book audio trails, town walking tours and even a trip up the Tower of Chesterfield’s ‘Crooked Spire’ Church, on behalf of coach parties.
The town is surrounded by major attractions including Chatsworth, Hardwick Hall and the Peak District, so can be included in a range of coach tours. Several suggested itineraries are provided by the Visitor Information Centre, plus a list of events in town, such as the popular Medieval Market in July, that make Chesterfield a great place for a group visit throughout the year.
For more information please visit www.visitchesterfield.info
Article Supplied by Visit Chesterfield