Free Parking Northampton, UK

Finding free parking in Northhampton can be difficult, but thanks for Free Parking Spots, we show you exactly where to park without restrictions when visiting Northampton.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Northampton
  • Where to park for free in Northampton
  • Cheap parking options in Northampton
  • Free parking near Northampton Hospital
  • Free council car parks
  • Northampton park and ride sites
  • Overnight parking in Northampton
  • Free disabled parking in Northampton
  • Free Motorcycle parking in Northampton
  • Residents parking in Northampton
  • About Northampton

What to know about parking free in Northampton

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 Northampton, 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 Northampton, UK

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

  • Sharman Road
  • Hunter Street
  • Millbrook Close
  • St James’ Mill Road
  • Dallington Road
  • Merthyr Road
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Sharman Road, 0.8 Miles

Sharman Road is a residential area located just 15 minutes walk from Northampton town centre.

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HillHunter Street, 0.9 Miles

Hunter Street is a residential area located near to the Racecourse. The walk into Northampton should take around 20 minutes.

Cheap Parking in Northampton

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

Free Parking near Northampton Hospital

If you are visiting Northampton Hospital, you can expect to pay anywhere between £3.20 and £10 to park, depending on how long you are likely to be visiting for.

You can park at any of the following free parking spots near to Northampton Hospital to avoid paying these charges:

  • Hunter Street (closest at 0.8 miles away)

The following free parking spots are all within a 2 mile journey, so we recommend using the local bus service:

  • Dallington Road
  • St Jame’s Mill Road
  • Merthyr Road

Free car parks in Northampton

You can park free of charge in Northampton on Sundays in the following car parks:

Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Chalk Lane Car ParkNN1 2RW110Sundays
Doddridge Street Car ParkNN1 2RN75Sundays
Marefair Car ParkNN1 1TA83Sundays
Horsemarket Car ParkNN1 2RH27Sundays
Commercial Street Car ParkNN1 1PJ250Sundays
Commercial Street South Car ParkNN1 1PJ48Sundays
Mayorhold Shoppers Car ParkNN1 3AH1,073Sundays
Newlands Car ParkNN1 3EL59Sundays

Northampton park and ride sites

There is one park and ride site in Northampton that offers exceptional value when visiting the town. You will be required to purchase a bus ticket into Northampton and all buses have WiFi as well as USB charging to keep you connected at all times.

Car ParkAddressSpaces
SixfieldsThe Saints Car Park, Edgar Mobbs Way, Sixfields, NN5 5JR1,500

Northampton Park & Ride Bus Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Price
Student or Staff of Northampton University £1.00
Adult Rover £4.20
Adult 1 Week £14.00
Adult 30 Day £49.00

Overnight parking in Northampton

For free overnight parking in Northampton, we recommend using one of our free parking spots. Alternatively, you can use any of these council car parks but there is an overnight charge of £2:

  • The Ridings
  • Commercial Street South

Disabled parking in Northampton

If you have a Blue Badge, you can park for free at any of the following council run car parks in and around Northampton:

  • The Ridings
  • Commercial Street South
  • Doddridge Street Car Park
  • Marefair Car Park
  • Horsemarket Car Park
  • Mayorhold Shoppers Car Park

Motorcycle parking in Northampton

Motorcycles are permitted to park free of charge in council run car parks in Northampton. Where there are dedicated motorcycle parking bays, you should park clearly in these spaces. Motorcycle parking is permitted at the following car parks:

  • The Ridings
  • Commercial Street South
  • Doddridge Street Car Park
  • Marefair Car Park
  • Horsemarket Car Park
  • Mayorhold Shoppers Car Park

Residential parking in Northampton

If you are a resident in Northampton 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.

Visitor parking permits can also be purchased.

About Northampton, UK

Northampton has a wide range of things to do, from shopping to parks and museums to explore.

There are multiple parks and gardens to enjoy in and around Northampton, including Hunsbury Hill Country Park and Sywell Country Park. There are also houses to explore if you are into heritage venues which include Althorp House and Cottesbrook Hall and Gardens.

Northampton is also home to a number of shopping experiences, from high street stores to farmers markets and retail parks.

After a long day exploring, you can sample some of the restaurants, cafes and independent eateries that are in and around Northampton.

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 Northampton: