Free Parking in Shrewsbury, UK

If you are familiar with Shrewsbury, you will know that parking can be a little frustrating, so we want to show you where you can park for free in Shrewsbury without restrictions, for a stress free visit.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Shrewsbury
  • Where to park for free in Shrewsbury
  • Cheap parking options in Shrewsbury
  • Free car parks in Shrewsbury
  • Shrewsbury park and ride sites
  • Motorhome parking in Shrewsbury
  • Coach parking in Shrewsbury
  • Residents parking in Shrewsbury
  • About Shrewsbury

What to know about parking free in Shrewsbury

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 Shrewsbury, 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 Shrewsbury, UK

The following streets offer un-restricted FREE parking spots in Shrewsbury:

  • Canon Street
  • Newpark Road
  • Hotspur Street
  • Percy Street
Free Parking Shrewsbury
Canon Street, 0.9 Miles

Canon Street and indeed a number of streets surrounding, have no restrictions and plenty of free parking spots. The walk into Shrewsbury should take around 20 minutes.

Free Parking in Shrewsbury
Newpark Road, 0.7 Miles

Newpark Road is a really accessible free parking spot with plenty of spaces. The walk into Shrewsbury from here should take around 15 minutes.

Cheap Parking in Shrewsbury

Whilst there are plenty of free parking options, you may feel more comfortable parking somewhere with added security, especially if you are leaving your car for a longer period of time. Luckily, there are other options, such as booking private car parking spaces in and around Shrewsbury, which can reduce the cost drastically, particularly if you are looking for monthly parking.

Free car parks in Shrewsbury

You can park for free in Shrewsbury after 6pm at the following car parks:

  • Abbey Foregate – SY2 6AH
  • Bridge Street – SY1 1QU
  • Frankwell Quay – SY3 8HQ
  • Mill Street – SY4 5DD

You can park for free in Shrewsbury on Sundays at the following car parks:

  • Frankwell Quay – SY3 8HQ
  • Abbey Foregate – SY2 6AH
  • Mill Street – SY4 5DD
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree ParkingDisabled Spots
Abbey Foregate Car ParkAbbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6AH3136pm – 8am and Sundays/Bank Holidays4
Bridge Street Car ParkBridge Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1QU536pm – 8am2
Frankwell Quay Car ParkFrankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8HQ126pm – 8am and Sundays/Bank Holidays1
Mill Street Car ParkMill Street, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5DD306pm – 8am and Sundays/Bank HolidaysNo

Shrewsbury Park & Ride Sites

There are three park and ride sites around Shrewsbury, allowing you to take advantage of free parking and low cost bus fares into Shrewsbury town centre. All buses are suitable for wheelchair users and can also accommodate pushchairs. The buses run every 20 minutes from 7.20am until 6.30pm (Saturdays 8am).

Park and Ride SiteAddress
Oxen Park & RideSY3 5AD
Meole Brace Park & RideYO26 6QF
Rawcliffe Bar Park & RideYO30 5XZ

Shrewsbury Park and Ride Bus Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Price
Adult Day Return £2.00
Students of Shrewsbury College £1.00
Weekly Ticket £8.00
Monthly Ticket £30.00

Motorhome parking in Shrewsbury

Motorhomes are permitted in all council car parks in Shresbury that don’t have height restrictions, but there is no dedicated motorhome bays:

  • Bridge Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1QU
  • Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8HQ

Coach parking in Shrewsbury

The best option for free coach parking in Shrewsbury is Abbey Foregate Car Park (SY2 6AH) where there are 12 coach bays. Another option would be Frankwell Main Car Park (SY3 8HQ) however there are only 5 coach bays here and charges apply.

Residential parking in Shrewsbury

If you are a resident in Shrewsbury 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.

You can expect a cost of around £50 per year for a residents parking permit. 

About Shrewsbury, UK

Shrewsbury is packed with plenty of nature, history and shops to keep you entertained on your visit to one of Shropshire’s most popular towns.

For those looking to enjoy some green space, the Quarry is set in 29 acres not far from the River Severn. It’s an excellent spot to enjoy a walk, picnic or just relax with a good book. If you enjoy discovering new flowers, you can expect a colourful bloom at the Quarry which is also host to Shrewsbury Flower Show.

For eating, there are a range of independent cafes as well as well known high street chains. Take a walk down the cobbled streets of Shrewsbury to see what this wonderful town has to offer.

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 Shrewsbury: