Heavy rain shuts Tall Ships car park

Queues for the park and ride at the south car park yesterday.
Queues for the park and ride at the south car park yesterday.

The south car park for the Tall Ships Regatta is closed today due to heavy rain.

Visitors must use the north car park. All park and ride highway signs will direct motorists to the north car park, which is hard standing.

Thirty six shuttle buses are picking up from this car park and dropping off at Bridge Street, very close to the event.

All pre-purchased event parking tickets are valid for the north car park.

The Ranch car park, on Links Road, Blyth, is full.

Despite the rain, the event is fully open today from 10am to 10pm and from 10am to 5pm on Monday.

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