coach friendly

towns, cities and villages

Picture: Inverness become the 28th holder of the 'Coach Friendly towns, cities & villages' status (8 September 2016)


Welcome to the website for CPT's 'Coach Friendly' status.

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 - 25 locations across the UK have now achieved the status - earlier this year (March 2016) the scheme was extended to also include individual visitor attractions. A number of well known landmark attractions, including the instantly recognisable Orbit in the Olympic Park, have already been awarded Coach Friendly status.

Details of all of our 'status holders' can be found by clicking on the link.

Can your town, city, village or tourist attraction afford not to be Coach Friendly?  Find out if you meet our required standards and what you need to do in order to meet the criteria for acceptance by clicking on the 'requirements' page.
“The prestigious Coach Friendly title demonstrates our commitment to catering for this important market, and will undoubtedly help attract more coach tours and therefore more visitors to the historic and picturesque city of Perth and the wider Perthshire region."

Jim Clarkson, Visit Scotland

“Achieving the Coach Friendly status shows that we are not only an attractive city for tourists, but that we provide the infrastructure and facilities to make Perth an ideal destination for coach tours and their drivers."
Councillor John Kellas