Free Parking in Cirencester, UK

If you are visiting Cirencester either for a day of shopping or to meet up with friends or family, we will show you where to park without restrictions.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Cirencester
  • Where to park for free in Cirencester
  • Cheap parking options in Cirencester
  • Council car parks
  • Free overnight parking in Cirencester
  • Free motorcycle parking in Cirencester
  • Free disabled parking in Cirencester
  • Free coach parking in Cirencester
  • Free motorhome parking in Cirecester
  • Residents parking in Cirencester
  • About Cirencester

What to know about parking free in Cirencester

When parking, please take into consideration:

  • Be considerate – most free parking is on residential streets, so do not block driveways or exit routes
  • Ensure there is enough space for larger vehicles to pass, especially if you park in a residential area

Here are our list of available free parking in Cirencester, so if you are visiting friends or heading out for a bite to eat, you can save money by finding a free parking spot.

Where to park for free in Cirencester

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

  • Prospect Place
  • Victoria Road
  • Chester Street
  • Watermoor Road

Cheap Parking in Cirencester

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Cirencester from just £4 per day and these spaces are available to book in advance.

Free car parks in Cirencester

You can park for free in Cirencester after 3pm at the following car parks:

Car ParkSpacesFree Parking
Brewery Car Park2883pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Forum Car Park1793pm – 8am & all day Sunday

Other car parks in Cirencester offers free parking between 6pm and 8am Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday. These car parks include:

Car ParkSpacesFree Parking
Abbey Grounds Car Park946pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Beeches Car Park1426pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Leisure Centre Car Park1046pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Old Station Car Park1486pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Sheep Street Car Park1026pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Waterloo Car Park2356pm – 8am & all day Sunday

On weekends and bank holidays, free parking is available at Cotswold District Council Offices which is located at Trinity Road GL7 1PX and at St James Place Headquarters, Tetbury Road, GL7 1FP.

Free on-street parking in Cirencester

There are two on street parking locations in Cirencester that offer free parking between 6pm and 8am. These locations are Market Place and Castle Street. Both of these on-street parking locations are located in the town centre, so close to all of the shops and restaurants.

Free overnight parking in Cirencester

You can park for free overnight in Cirencester at the following on-street parking locations:

  • Market Place
  • Castle Street

If you’d rather use a secure car park, you can park for free between 6pm and 8am at the following car parks in Cirencester:

Car ParkSpacesFree Parking
Abbey Grounds Car Park946pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Beeches Car Park1426pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Brewery Car Park2883pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Forum Car Park1793pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Leisure Centre Car Park1046pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Old Station Car Park1486pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Sheep Street Car Park1026pm – 8am & all day Sunday
Waterloo Car Park2356pm – 8am & all day Sunday

Free motorcycle parking in Cirencester

Motorcycles and mopeds are permitted to park free of charge in the following car parks in and around Cirencester, providing you use the dedicated bays:

  • Brewery Car Park
  • Forum Car Park
  • Old Station Car Park

Free disabled parking in Cirencester

If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can park for free for the maximum duration stated at the car park at the following car parks in and around Cirencester:

Car ParkDisabled Spaces
Abbey Grounds Car Park2
Beeches Car Park3
Brewery Car Park6
Forum Car Park12
Leisure Centre Car Park4
Old Station Car Park2
Sheep Street Car Park6
Trinity Road Car Park2
Waterloo Car Park2

Coach parking in Cirencester

If you are travelling to Cirencester by coach, you can park for free at nearby Bourton on the Water and Stow on the Wold. Parking is free in designated bays in Stow on the Wold, but parking charges apply in Bourton on the Water:

Car ParkCharges
Maugersbury Road, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1AQFree
Station Road, Bourton on the Water, GL54 2AAUp to 1 hour £6
Up to 2 hours £8
Up to 3 hours £10
Up to 4 hours £12
Overnight parking (8pm to 8am) £8 

Free motorhome parking in Cirencester

Motorhomes and other oversized vehicles are permitted to park free of charge in Stow on the Wold (Maugersbury Road, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1AQ) near to Cirencester as long as it is in a designated coach bay.

Permit parking in Cirencester

If you are a resident of a restricted parking zone in Cirencester, you can apply for a residents parking permit, which allows you to park your car on any street in that zone. 

Residents permits cost from £30 for 12 months depending on the street you reside. In order to apply for a permit, you will need proof of residence and proof of vehicle.

Visitor passes can also be purchased but limited to 50 per year.

Things To Do in Cirencester, UK

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 Cirencester: