Grasmere is one of the most popular places to visit in the Lake District, so if you’re looking for free parking spots, we show you exactly where to park without restrictions when visiting Grasmere.
3 places to park for free in Grasmere (2024)
The following streets offer un-restricted FREE parking spots in Grasmere:
You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car.
What to know about parking free in Grasmere
When parking, please be considerate of others:
- Ensure you don’t block any driveways
- Tuck your car as close to the kerb as possible.
- Don’t double park as you may be parked on a bus route
Cheap Parking in Grasmere
Overnight parking in Grasmere
For free overnight parking in Grasmere, we recommend using one of our free parking spots:
- College Street
- A591 (roadside parking) – coming from Ambleside, head right on the roundabout as you reach the sign for Grasmere village, heading for Keswick. The free roadside parking can be found just past the cottages on the right hand side.
Alternatively, you can park in Red Bank Road Car Park in Grasmere for free between 6pm and 8am.
Free motorhome parking in Grasmere
Motorhomes may park for free in the large layby on the A591 (coming from Ambleside, head right on the roundabout as you reach the sign for Grasmere village, heading for Keswick.
The free roadside parking can be found just past the cottages on the right hand side. There is a pathway that leads to the village directly opposite the layby, which meanders over the River Rothay.
Coach parking in Grasmere
Unfortunately, coach parking is not free in Grasmere, unless you use the large layby on the A591, but there is a public car park in the village that has coach spaces. This can be found at Stock Lane car park, Grasmere, LA22 9SJ.
About Grasmere, Cumbria
Grasmere, located in the Lake District, is thought to be one of Cumbria’s most popular villages for visitors. William Wordsworth was just one of the famous poets to have put Grasmere on the map, writing most of his poetry from Dove Cottage.
Grasmere is a great focal point for those visiting the great lakes as it offers spectacular views, plenty of fresh air and small independent shops and cafes to enjoy.
Loughrigg Fell is another point of interest in the vicinity of the village, offering stunning views of Lake Windermere, Coniston Fells and Helm Crag.
It’s easy to drive around the Lake District to other popular towns such as Bowness on Windermere, whilst taking in the stunning views.
For those who want to enjoy some adrenaline fuelled activities, the High Adventure is a fill day of fun and high energy activity.
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 Grasmere:
About the Author
Hi, my name is Amber and I’m here to help find you suitable free parking in towns and cities across the UK.
When I visit new towns and cities, I always take note of where you can (legally) park for free, whether this be on-street parking bays or council run car parks, which offer free parking during certain hours of the day.
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Information was last updated on January 10th, 2024