Free Parking in Harrogate, UK

Harrogate can be a very difficult town to navigate in a vehicle. With one way systems and no real bypass, it can often get very busy, so if you are visiting Harrogate, we recommend using one of our free parking spots without restrictions and walking into the town centre.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Harrogate
  • Where to park for free in Harrogate
  • Cheap parking options in Harrogate
  • Free council car parks
  • Free on-street parking in Harrogate
  • Harrogate park and ride sites
  • Free overnight parking in Harrogate
  • Coach parking in Harrogate
  • Free disabled parking in Harrogate
  • Residents parking in Harrogate
  • About Harrogate

What to know about parking free in Harrogate

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

Here are our list of available free parking in Harrogate, whether you need just a couple of hours, or a few days. Click on the maps below and the location will open in Google Maps.

Where to Park for Free in Harrogate, UK

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

  • Wheatlands Road
  • Alderson Road
  • South Drive
Free Parking in Harrogate
Wheatlands Road, 1.1 Miles

Wheatlands Road offers plenty of on-street parking, just a stones throw away from The Stray and around a 20 minute walk into the centre of Harrogate. It’s an ideal free parking spot if you work locally and don’t want to battle with rush hour traffic.

Cheap Parking in Harrogate

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Harrogate and these spaces are available to book in advance from as little as just £3 per day.
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Free car parks in Harrogate

You can park for free in Harrogate at both Hornbeam Park Car Park (HG2 8RB) and Station Road Car Park (HG3 1JN).

We recommend using Hornbeam Park Car Park for overnight parking, as it has been accredited with a Safer Parking Award and there are no height restrictions.

Free on-street parking in Harrogate

If you would prefer to park at one of the on-street parking locations in and around the centre Harrogate, you can park for free at any of the following locations during the specified times:

StreetFree Parking
Victoria Avenue6pm – 8am Mon to Fri, 6pm – 10am Sundays
Malborough Road6pm – 8am Mon to Fri, 6pm – 10am Sundays
Station Parade6pm – 8am Mon to Fri, 6pm – 10am Sundays
Raglan Street6pm – 8am Mon to Fri, 6pm – 10am Sundays
Princes Square6pm – 8am Mon to Fri, 6pm – 10am Sundays
West Park6pm – 8am Mon to Fri, 6pm – 10am Sundays
Knaresborough Market Place20 Minutes Free

Harrogate Park & Ride Sites

Whilst there is technically no park and ride facilities in Harrogate, there is one car park that offers free parking and is located right by a train station. You can park at Hornbeam Park car park for free and jump on the train into Harrogate which takes just 3 minutes and costs around £2.60 for a return journey. If you would rather walk, the car park is located around 1.3 miles from Harrogate town centre and should take around 25 – 30 minutes to make the journey.

Park and Ride SiteAddressSpaces
Hornbeam Park Car ParkHarrogate, HG2 8RB115

Is Motorhome parking available in Harrogate

Whilst Motorhomes are permitted to park in surface level car parks subject to adhering to any pay and display requirements (purchase and display a ticket for all bays fully or partially occupied) overnight camping is not allowed. We recommend Hornbeam Park Car Park as there are no height restrictions.

Coach parking in Harrogate

Drop-off/pick-up points are available at Dragon Road Car Park, Harrogate (HG1 5DB). Coach parking is free within designated bays all day from 6am – 10pm. Car park is subject to closure when being used exclusively for exhibition traffic for the Harrogate Convention Centre. Appropriate signage will indicate this.

Free disabled parking in Harrogate

If you have a Blue Badge and you are looking to park close to the centre of Harrogate, you can park for free at the following surface level car parks providing you display your Blue Badge clearly:

Car ParkAddress
Dragon Road Car ParkHarrogate, HG1 5DB
Montpellier Shoppers Car ParkThe Ginnel, Harrogate, HG1 2TF
Odeon Car ParkStation Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5LB
Park View Car ParkEast Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5LZ
Station Parade Car ParkHarrogate, HG1 1TT
West Park Car ParkHarrogate, HG1 1HS

Residential parking in Harrogate

If you are a resident in Harrogate where permits are required, you can apply for a residents parking permit.

In order to apply, you will need to prove you are a resident, so will be required to provide proof of address and proof of vehicle. You can expect a cost of around £30 per year for a residents parking permit.

A 50% reduction in the cost is available if proof is provided that:

  • You are aged 60 years or over
  • You are registered disabled or in receipt of Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance

About Harrogate, UK

Harrogate is a true gem of the North. With direct links to some of Yorkshire’s most popular cities including York and Leeds, it is an accessible town with plenty to do.

Harrogate is famed for its quality shopping experience and exquisite eateries, including the popular Betty’s Tea Rooms, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

The spa town is steeped in history and surrounded by some of the most picturesque villages and towns in North Yorkshire, including Masham, Ripon and Pately Bridge.

If you are visiting for a short break or a long weekend, we recommend getting out into the countryside and seeing the outstanding beauty that North Yorkshire has to offer.

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 Harrogate: