Free Parking Preston

Preston is a town located in the heart of Lancashire, with fantastic transport links to the North West and beyond. Preston without restrictions so you can discover the market town as stress freely as possible.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Preston
  • Where to park for free in Preston
  • Free council car parks
  • Free overnight parking in Preston
  • Motorhome parking in Preston
  • Residents parking in Preston
  • About Preston

What to know about parking free in Preston

When parking, please be considerate of others:

  • Ensure you don’t block any driveways
  • Park across one bay only
  • Don’t double park
  • Look out for newly installed parking signs

Here are our list of available free parking in Preston, whether you need just a couple of hours, or a few days.

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Where to Park for Free in Preston

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

  • Southgate
  • Great Hanover Street
  • St Paul’s Road
  • Essex Street
  • Greenbank Street
  • Bold Street
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St Paul’s Road, 0.6 Miles

St Paul’s Road is a residential street located around a 10-12 minute walk from Preston centre. The walk itself is easy and doesn’t involve walking down any busy main roads.

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Essex Street, 0.5 Miles

Essex Street is more industrial so there’s no restrictions. Located just 10 minute walk from Preston centre, Essex Street is the ideal free parking spot if you’re visiting the town centre.

Free car parks in Preston

On a weekend, you can park for free in Preston at UCLAN, Victoria Car Park II, (PR1 7EA), Victoria Road, (PR5 4AY) and Liverpool Road, (PR1 0DA).

Overnight parking in Preston

Although council car parks in Preston don’t offer free overnight parking, you can use any of our recommended free parking spots in and around Preston, or use one of the following public car parks that are free after 6pm:

  • UCLAN, Victoria Car Park II, PR1 7EA
  • Victoria Road, PR5 4AY
  • Liverpool Road, PR1 0DA

Motorhome parking in Preston

If you are looking for motorhome parking in and around Preston, you can use the following car parks, although overnight camping is not permitted:

  • Hill Street car park, Hill Street, Preston, PR1 2BB – £3 overnight
  • Market surface car park, Tenterfield Street, Preston, PR1 2JA – £3 overnight

Residential parking in Preston

If you live in an area of Preston where parking permits are required, you can apply for a parking permit.

Parking permits cost around £25 for the year. In order to apply, you will need to provide proof of residence as well as forms of identification and a utility bill.

About Preston, UK

For a small town in the North West, Preston is rich in heritage and history, with a wide range of museums and art galleries to enjoy and explore. There is a range of stunning architecture to take in, from the Preston Cenotaph to Samlesbury Hall.

If you’re looking to get out and explore the green space, there are a wide range of parks to enjoy, including Winckley Square Gardens, Avenham & Miller Parks and Haslam Park, which sits conveniently by the Lancaster Canal.

For those who want to partake in some retail therapy, there are plenty of shops to browse, from local markets to high street stores. There’s a wide range of independent shops, boutiques and farmers markets to support local businesses.

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 Preston: