Coventry Coombe Abbey car park closes due to 'high visitor numbers'

Hundreds are enjoying the sun at Coombe Abbey Park
Hundreds are enjoying the sun at Coombe Abbey Park -Credit:CoventryLive

Coombe Abbey Park in Coventry has been forced to close its car park due to 'high visitor numbers.' Hundreds have flocked to the idyllic spot to enjoy the sun today (Sunday, May 5).

Staff have said that the car park is now 'full.' As a result of this, they are asking people not to travel there because there is no room for any more vehicles, a statement said.

Visitors have been told that they will be turned away if they decide to visit this evening (May 5). Bosses say they are 'unable to permit vehicles onto the site.'

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Drivers have also been warned against parking on nearby driveways or grass verges as are likely to be 'ticketed.' But those who are going to Go Ape, Hermits Hollow or the Coombe Abbey Hotel today (May 5) can still travel by car but will have to show their booking confirmation on entry to the site, Coombe Abbey Park said on Facebook.

Many are soaking up the sunshine this weekend as the weather heats up in Coventry and the West Midlands. Temperatures have reached 18C with the same expected on Bank Holiday Monday (May 6).

A spokesman for Coombe Abbey Park said: “Due to high visitor numbers, our car park is now full. Please do not travel to the park as we are now not able to permit vehicles onto the site at the present time.

“Please do not park on verges or in front of residential driveways as your vehicles are likely to be ticketed. Hotel, Go Ape, and Hermits Hollow guests please be prepared to show your booking confirmation on entry. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

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