Free Parking in Basingstoke, UK

When it comes to parking in Baskingstoke, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of free parking spots without restrictions. This means you can visit the town centre for an afternoon of shopping or to visit friends or family without needing to clock watch.

You can expect a short walk to Basingstoke town centre from your free parking spots, or you can use the local bus service instead.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Basingstoke
  • Where to park for free in Basingstoke
  • Free parking near Milestones Museum
  • Free parking near Basingstoke Miniature Railway
  • Free parking near Festival Place
  • Cheap parking options in Basingstoke
  • Free council car parks
  • Free overnight parking in Basingstoke
  • Coach parking in Basingstoke
  • Free disabled parking in Basingstoke
  • Motorhome parking in Basingstoke
  • Residents parking in Basingstoke
  • About Basingstoke

What to know about parking free in Basingstoke

When parking, please take into consideration:

  • Be considerate – most free parking is on residential streets, so do not block driveways or exit routes
  • You may have a walk of up to 1 mile to and from your free parking spot

Here are our list of available free parking in Basingstoke, so if you are here on holiday, you can save money by finding a free parking spot.

Where to Park for Free in Basingstoke

You can park for free in Basingstoke on the following streets near to the town centre:

West of Basingstoke:

  • Alexandra Road
  • Deep Lane
  • George Street

East of Basingstoke:

  • The Moorings
  • Armstrong Road

North of Basingstoke:

  • Stratfield Road
  • Abbey Road

South of Basingstoke:

  • Sheppard Road
  • Morley Road

Free Parking near Milestones Museum

Milestones Museum is located just a short walk from Basingstoke town centre. Walk down the old cobbled streets and get a feel for what Hampshire was like almost 100 years ago. The museum has actors who help tell the story of Hampshire’s past.

If you’re planning a visit to Milestones Museum, you should use one of the recommended free parking spots to the West of the town:

  • Alexandra Road
  • Deep Lane
  • George Street

Free Parking near Basingstoke Miniature Railway

Basingstoke’s Minuature Railway is popular with train enthusiasts and families alike, offering a fun filled day out for all ages. You can take a look around the miniature train exhibit and even ride on one of the specially crafted trains.

Located to the South of the town, we recommend one of these free parking spots when visiting Basingstoke Miniature Railway:

  • Sheppard Road
  • Morley Road

Free Parking near Festival Place

Festival Place is one of the town’s popular shopping areas, with a wide range of high street stores to visit and plenty of dining options.

There’s also plenty of family friendly leisure activities to enjoy, including a Flip Out trampoline park, Escape Hunt escape room and Vue cinema.

West of Basingstoke:

  • Alexandra Road
  • Deep Lane
  • George Street

East of Basingstoke:

  • The Moorings
  • Armstrong Road

Cheap Parking in Basingstoke

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Basingstoke from just £1 per day and these spaces are available to book in advance.

Free car parks in Basingstoke

You can park for free in Basingstoke for 1 hour at Albert Yard Car Park, Castons Yard Car Park and Jacobs Yard Car Park.

There are also several car parks outside of the town centre that offer free parking:

  • Winchester Road Whitchurch
  • Bell Street Whitchurch
  • Church Street Whitchurch
  • London Road Overton
  • Anchor Road Kingsclere
  • Jibbs Meadow Bramley
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Albert Yard Car ParkRG21 7EE171 Hour
Castons Yard Car ParkRG21 7PW601 Hour
Jacobs Yard Car ParkRG21 7PW281 Hour

Overnight parking in Basingstoke

Council car parks in Basingstoke all charge a small fee for overnight parking (£2.50), but you can use any of the free parking spots we recommend for overnight parking.

Coach parking in Basingstoke

If you are visiting Basingstoke byt coach, you can use the dedicated coach drop off areas at the following location:

  • Churchill Way, RG21 7BE

This bus station is used by Stagecoach, but can also accommodate non-scheduled coaches.

This coach stop is central to all the local shops and ameneties so is a safe point for passengers to disembark when visiting Baskingstoke.

Free disabled parking in Basingstoke

If you have a Blue Badge, you are entitled to park in the following car parks in Basingstoke free of charge with no time limit:

  • Albert Yard Car Park
  • Alencon Link Car Park
  • Castons Car Park
  • Castons Yard Car Park
  • Central Car Park
  • Feathers Yard Car Park
  • Festival Place Car Park
  • Haymarket Yard Car Park
  • Jacobs Yard Car Park
  • Joices Yard Car Park
  • Parklands Car Park
  • Sarum Hill Car Park

Motorhome parking in Basingstoke

There are two car parks in Basingstoke that can accommodate motorhome parking:

  • Castons Car Park
  • Churchill Way Car Park

Neither of these car parks are free and if you take up two bays, you must purchase two tickets.

You can park for free on any of the recommended free parking spots, but having a large vehicle can be difficult to park, so we recommend these wider roads:

  • Armstrong Road

Residents parking permits in Basingstoke

If you are a resident of a disc zone in Basingstoke, you can apply for a residents parking permit, entitling you to park your car on any street in that zone.

Residents permits cost around £40 for 12 months. In order to apply for a permit, you will need proof of residence and proof of vehicle.

You can also purchase visitor passes for £40 for the year.

About Basingstoke

Basingstoke is a small, market town, just 40 minutes train journey from London, so it’s an ideal commuter town.

There’s no shortage of things to do, with plenty of green space to enjoy and also plenty of culture to immerse yourself in.

If shopping is more your thing, the main area to embark on a bit of retail therapy is Festival Place, which is home to some big high street names such as Apple, Fat Face, Hotel Chocolat, H & M and Lush to name just a few. There’s also plenty of food and drink options so keep yourself refreshed, including Ask Italian, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Las Iguanas.

Other towns and cities nearby

If you’re visiting the area for a short trip or just looking for things to do nearby, you can explore these towns and cities that are near to Basingstoke: