Free Parking in Selby

Selby is a small market town in North Yorkshire, with excellent direct transport links to Doncaster, York, Leeds, Manchester and London. If you are visiting, you may want to find free parking in Selby 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 Selby
  • Where to park for free in Selby
  • Free Parking near Selby Abbey
  • Free Parking near Selby Train Station
  • Free council car parks
  • Free overnight parking in Selby
  • Residents parking in Selby
  • About Selby

What to know about parking free in Selby

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 Selby, whether you need just a couple of hours, or a few days.

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Where to Park for Free in Selby

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

  • Park Street (below bridge)
  • Portholme Road
  • Flaxley Road
  • Ousegate
  • Millgate
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Park Street, 0.3 Miles

Park Street is just a stones throw away from Selby Abbey and has around 20 free parking spots which are road side. These spots may get filled up early, so always have a back up option.

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Flaxley Road, 0.5 Miles

Flaxley Road spans a lot of the North area of Selby, so we recommend parking near where Scott Road meets Flaxley Road (East), as it is much quieter and away from residential areas.

Free Parking near Selby Abbey

Selby Abbey is very central, so all free parking spots are within walking distance, but the closest free parking for Selby Abbey is on the following streets:

  • Park Street (below bridge)
  • Portholme Road
Selby Abbey

Free Parking near Selby Train Station

Selby Train Station has numerous pay and display parking, however, this can get full up fast. The closest free parking for Selby Train Station is available at:

  • Park Street (below bridge)
  • Portholme Road

Free car parks in Selby

All council car parks in Selby offer free parking after 6pm and all day on a Sunday. 

  • Market Cross
  • Audus Street
  • South Parade
  • Portholme Crescent
  • Selby Park

Abbey Walk Car Park is not a council owned car park but offers 2 hours free parking for those using the Abbey Walk shops (Sainsbury’s, Wilko’s and Peacocks).

Overnight parking in Selby

Council run car parks in Selby offer free parking from 6pm onwards. These car parks include:

  • Micklegate Car Park
  • Back Micklegate Car Park

Residential parking in Selby

Selby is a relatively small town so does not have any parking zones, but some residential streets do not allow parking between 8am and 6pm. 

About Selby, UK

Selby is a small market town (market day Monday) with the stunning Selby Abbey to visit, along with a range of local cafes, independent shops and local attractions such as the town park, skate park and bowling alley.

Selby town park offers plenty of activities for children and a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, whilst enjoying some beautiful flowers in the summer months.

Selby has great transport links to larger towns and cities via train or bus, so if you are in the area, you can explore further afield without having to take your car with you.

The bus to York takes around 45 minutes, whereas Leeds and Doncaster can take around 1hr 15. Trains are much quicker, taking around 15-25 minutes depending which service you catch.

Is there free parking near the Railway Station

Yes, choose Park Street or Portholme Road for easy access to the railway station. You can expect a 5 minute walk.

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 Selby: