Free Parking in Selby

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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.

5 places to park for free in Selby (2024)

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

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.

You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car.

What to consider when 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

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

If you would rather park in a secure car park or the free parking spots are taken, there’s a privately owned car park directly opposite Selby train station which is affordable at just £3.50 per day, even if you are staying overnight. If you’re heading out of Selby train station on a weekend, you can pay just £3 for 24 hours of parking.

Selby Train Station Parking

Free car parks in Selby

If you are looking to park in a public car park, all council car parks in Selby offer free parking after 6pm as well as all day 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 and Wilko’s).

Free overnight parking in Selby

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

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

These include Nalton Street, York Street, Ebor Street, Londesborough Street and Hilda Street.

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.

There’s also Selby canal which has a paved path for cyclists and walkers to use, which spans 6 miles so you can get out of the town centre and enjoy some of the views.

Selby Canal

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.

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:

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 October 4th, 2023