Free Parking in Newbury

Whether you are visiting Newbury for a day of shopping or just to head out and run some errands, you can find free parking without restrictions.

6 places to park for free in Newbury (2024)

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

Burchell Road
Donnington Square
Castle Grove
Benett Close
Maple Crescent
Laburnum Grove

What to consider when parking free in Newbury

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

Free parking near Donnington Castle

Donnington Castle is one of the most visited attractions in the town of Newbury. The 14th century structure offers a true look at the heritage of the Berkshire area.

Car parking costs £2 for non English Heritage members, or you can park for free at the following locations:

  • Burchell Road
  • Brummell Road

Free car parks in Newbury

You can park for free in Newbury for up to 3 hours at Northcroft Leisure Centre car park between 9am and 5pm. You must display a valid ticket for the free parking period.

Alternatively, you can park for free at Gilbert Court Car Park for 1 hour as well as on bank holidays.

Car ParkAddressFree Parking
Northcroft Leisure Centre Car ParkRG14 1RS3 hours and Bank Holidays
Gilbert Court Car ParkRG18 3HF1 hour and Bank Holidays

Free on-street parking in Newbury

If you would rather use an on-street location close to Newbury town centre, you can park for free for up to 30 minutes and anytime after 6pm at the following locations (ticket must be obtained):

StreetFree Parking
Northbrook Street (west side)First 30 minutes and after 6pm
Broadway (east side)First 30 minutes and after 6pm
Cheap Street (west side)First 30 minutes and after 6pm
Kings Road WestFirst 30 minutes and after 6pm
Bartholomew StreetFirst 30 minutes and after 6pm
Newtown Road (north of St John’s Road)First 30 minutes and after 6pm
West MillsFirst 30 minutes and after 6pm
Pelican LaneFirst 30 minutes and after 6pm

Free overnight parking in Newbury

You can park for free overnight in Newbury from 6pm onward at the following on-street parking locations:

StreetFree Parking
Northbrook Street (west side)6pm – 8am
Broadway (east side)6pm – 8am
Cheap Street (west side)6pm – 8am
Kings Road West6pm – 8am
Bartholomew Street6pm – 8am
Newtown Road (north of St John’s Road)6pm – 8am
West Mills6pm – 8am
Pelican Lane6pm – 8am

Coach parking in Newbury

Newbury bus station is the most appropriate place for coach parking in the town. You may need to inform the council that you will be using the car park.

The bus station is located at Newbury Wharf, Wharf Road, Newbury, RG14 5QP and parking prices are as follows:

Up to 90 minutes (Mon – Sat)£4
Sundays (under 3 hours)£3
Sundays (over 3 hours)£6

Permit parking in Newbury

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

Residents permits cost around £30 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 which cost around £5 for a book of 5.

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 Newbury:

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.

Although I take every effort to ensure this information is up to date and correct, if you notice an issue, please get in touch so I can rectify it for everyone.


Information was last updated on March 27th, 2024