Free Parking in Lancaster, UK

If you are visiting Lancaster, you can park for free near to the city centre without restrictions. Whether you are visiting with the family or you are heading out for a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants, parking for free is stress free and convenient.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Lancaster
  • Where to park for free in Lancaster
  • Cheap parking options in Lancaster
  • Free street parking in Lancaster
  • Free overnight parking in Lancaster
  • Free disabled parking in Lancaster
  • Free Motorcycle parking in Lancaster
  • Motorhome parking in Lancaster
  • Parking permits in Lancaster

What to know about parking free in Lancaster

When parking, please take into consideration:

  • Be considerate – most free parking is on residential streets, so do not block driveways or exit routes
  • Don’t double park or park near to corners/bends

Where to park for free in Lancaster

You can park for free in Lancaster on the following streets near to the city centre:

  • Dalton Road
  • Ullswater Road
  • Derwent Road
  • Quernmore Road
  • Westbourne Road

Free car parks in Lancaster

You can park for free in Lancaster between 6pm and 8am at St.George’s Quay Car Park which is close to the town centre if you are heading out for an evening meal:

Car ParkFree Parking
St George’s Quay Car Park6pm – 8am

Cheap Parking in Lancaster

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

Free street parking in Lancaster

You can park for free in Lancaster at on-street parking bays on Sundays and between 6pm and 8am. These locations are all close to the town centre and include:

On Street Parking AreaFree Parking
Castle Hill6pm – 8am
Church Street6pm – 8am
Dalton Square6pm – 8am
Friar Street6pm – 8am
Marton Street6pm – 8am
New Road6pm – 8am
Penny Street6pm – 8am
George Street6pm – 8am
Quarry Road6pm – 8am
Robert Street6pm – 8am
High Street6pm – 8am
Phoenix Street6pm – 8am
Queen Street6pm – 8am
St Mary’s Parade6pm – 8am

Overnight parking in Lancaster

You can park for free in Lancaster between 6pm and 8am at on-street parking locations and council car parks near to the town centre.

On-street parking locations:

On Street Parking AreaFree Parking
Castle Hill6pm – 8am
Church Street6pm – 8am
Dalton Square6pm – 8am
Friar Street6pm – 8am
Marton Street6pm – 8am
New Road6pm – 8am
Penny Street6pm – 8am
George Street6pm – 8am
Quarry Road6pm – 8am
Robert Street6pm – 8am
High Street6pm – 8am
Phoenix Street6pm – 8am
Queen Street6pm – 8am
St Mary’s Parade6pm – 8am

Car parks include:

Car ParkFree Parking
St George’s Quay Car Park6pm – 8am

Free disabled parking in Lancaster

If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can park for free in council run car parks in Lancaster, all of which are close to the town centre:

Car ParkBlue Badge Spaces
Wood Street car park1
St Nicholas Arcades car park18
Spring Garden Street car park1
Marketgate Shopping Centre car park5
Nelson Street car park7
Moor Mills 1 car park4
Auction Mart car park9
Kendrew Street West Car Park6

Free motorcycle parking in Lancaster

Motorcycles can park free of charge in Lancaster at council run car parks and are entitled to park in any space except a disabled bay. These car parks include:

Car ParkBlue Badge Spaces
Wood Street car park1
St Nicholas Arcades car park18
Spring Garden Street car park1
Marketgate Shopping Centre car park5
Nelson Street car park7
Moor Mills 1 car park4
Auction Mart car park9
Kendrew Street West Car Park6

If you would prefer to park in a secure motorcycle bay, there are facilities at both Cable Street car park and Library car park.

There is also a private run car parks in Lancaster that offers free motorcycle parking. This can be found at Marketgate Shopping Centre Car Park.

Motorhome parking in Lancaster

If you are visiting Lancaster by motorhome, you can park in council run car parks around the town that don’t have a height limit:

Car Park
Upper St Leonardgate Car Park
Edward Street Car Park

If you choose to park in one of these car parks, regular parking charges will apply.

Permit parking in Lancaster

If you are a resident of a parking zone in Lancaster you can apply for a residents parking permit quickly and easily. In order to apply for a permit, you will need proof eligibility.

A residents parking permit costs around £25 per year.

Things to do in Lancaster, 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 Lancaster: