Free Parking in Taunton

Free Parking in Taunton

Taunton is one of the most visited towns in Somerset, so it’s important to find a suitable parking spot before you go. Luckily, there’s plenty of free parking spots in Taunton without restrictions.

6 places to park for free in Taunton 2024

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

North of Taunton

Lansdowne Road
Harcourt Street

West of Taunton

Richmond Road
Dowell Close

East of Taunton

Coleridge Crescent
Wordsworth Drive

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

What to consider when parking free in Taunton

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

Cheapest all-day parking in Taunton

We found the cheapest car park in Taunton to be Tesco, Taunton car park, which can be pre-booked even if you are not a customer.

You book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £4.50, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Taunton for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Taunton

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Taunton to be Tesco, Taunton car park, which costs £80 per month, making it ideal for commuters.

You can use this car park 7 days a week, including overnight, and leave and re-enter the car park as many times as you need to, although you must pre-book.

Where to park for free near West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway is one of the most popular attractions in the town, offering a fun fulled family day out for all.

If you’re visiting West Somerset Railway for the day, make sure you find a free parking spot nearby so you don’t need to keep an eye on the time.

The following streets offer free parking near to West Somerset Railway:

  • Landsdowne Road
  • Harcourt Street

Free parking near Vivary Park

Vivary Park is a place where you can go and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With 7.5 hectares of green space, which includes a play area a golf course and a tree trail.

It’s the perfect place to go and enjoy a stroll or a picnic with the family.

You can use one of these free parking spots near to Vivary Park, Taunton to save on parking charges:

  • Coleridge Crescent
  • Wordsworth Drive

Free car parks in Taunton

You can park for free in Taunton between 6pm and 8am Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday in the following car parks:

  • Canon Street car park
  • Castle Street car park
  • Orchard multi storey car park
  • Tangier car park
  • Wood Street car park
  • Belvedere Road car park
  • Firepool car park
  • High Street car park
  • Kilkenny car park
  • Victoria Gate car park
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Canon Street Car ParkCanon Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SN297Mon – Sat: 6pm – 8am
Sundays: All day
Castle Street Car ParkCastle Street car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AS44Mon – Sat: 6pm – 8am
Sundays: All day
Orchard Multi Storey Car ParkOrchard multi storey car park, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF553Mon – Sat: 6pm – 8am
Sundays: All day
Tangier Car ParkTangier car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AY209Mon – Sat: 6pm – 8am
Sundays: All day
Wood Street Car ParkWood Street car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1UR155Mon – Sat: 6pm – 8am
Sundays: All day
Belvedere Car ParkBelvedere Road car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1HE110Mon – Sat: 6pm – 8am
Sundays: All day
Firepool Car ParkFirepool car park, Canal Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1PQ120Mon – Sat: 6pm – 8am
Sundays: All day
High Street Car ParkHigh Street car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PB220Mon – Sat: 6pm – 8am
Sundays: All day
Kilkenny Car ParkKilkenny car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7QL760Mon – Sat: 6pm – 8am
Sundays: All day
Victoria Gate Car ParkVictoria Gate car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3HZ69Mon – Sat: 6pm – 8am
Sundays: All day

Free parking at Taunton Park & Ride sites

There are two park and ride sites in Taunton that offers exceptional value for money when it comes to getting into the town centre.

Parking is free of charge but you must use the bus service into Taunton to benefit from the park and ride.

Buses run every 15 minutes Monday to Friday and every 20 minutes on Saturdays.

Park and Ride SiteAddressSpaces
Taunton Gateway Park & RideTA3 5LU850
Silk Mills Park and RideTA1 5AA760

Free overnight parking in Taunton

You can park for free in Taunton overnight at the following council run car parks between 6pm and 8am:

Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Overnight Parking
Canon Street Car ParkCanon Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SN2976pm – 8am
Castle Street Car ParkCastle Street car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AS446pm – 8am
Orchard Multi Storey Car ParkOrchard multi storey car park, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF5536pm – 8am
Tangier Car ParkTangier car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AY2096pm – 8am
Wood Street Car ParkWood Street car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1UR1556pm – 8am
Belvedere Car ParkBelvedere Road car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1HE1106pm – 8am
Firepool Car ParkFirepool car park, Canal Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1PQ1206pm – 8am
High Street Car ParkHigh Street car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PB2206pm – 8am
Kilkenny Car ParkKilkenny car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7QL7606pm – 8am
Victoria Gate Car ParkVictoria Gate car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3HZ696pm – 8am

You can also use one of our recommended free parking spots in and around Taunton.

Free coach parking in Taunton

Coaches are advised to park in the following car parks in and around Taunton which are free of charge:

  • Minehead – Mart Road TA24 5BJ
  • Doverhay, Porlock, TA24 8QA
  • Dunster Steep, Dunster, TA24 6SE
  • Harbour Road, Watchet TA23 0AQ
  • Longforth Road, Wellington, TA21 8RQ

Free motorcycle parking in Taunton

If you are visiting Taunton by motorcycle, you can use one of the following car parks which offer free of charge parking for motorcycles:

  • Wood Street – TA1 1UP
  • Orchard Multi-Storey – TA1 3PF
  • Crescent South – TA1 4ED
  • Coal Orchard – TA1 1JL
  • Canon Street – TA1 1SN
  • Enfield – TA1 4AS
  • Whirligig – TA1 1SQ
  • Swain Street – TA23 0AQ

You must park in a dedicated motorcycle parking spot otherwise you should purchase a ticket from the pay-and-display machine.

Disabled parking in Taunton

There’s unfortunately no free parking for blue badge holders in Taunton, except for a Sunday when council run pay and display car parks are free to use.

If you are using on-street parking bays, you can take advantage of an extra 1 hour of free parking when you display your blue badge.

Residential parking in Taunton

If you are a resident in Taunton 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.

Residents permit cost:

  • First Virtual Resident Parking Permit £60
  • Second Virtual Resident Parking Permit £100
  • If you have an off-road space you are only entitled to one Virtual Resident Permit, which will cost £60
  • Annual Visitor Parking Permit £60 Visitor scratchcards are £3 for 10 (you can buy up to 100 scratchcards per calendar year)

About Taunton, UK

Taunton has something for everyone, whether you’re visiting Taunton for a family holiday or you live locally and looking for something to do.

One of the most visited attractions is the West Somerset Railway which passes through un-spoilt villages and stunning coastline, offering a true glimpse of Somerset in all its glory.

There’s plenty of heritage to immerse yourself in when visiting Taunton as well as a wide range of green space to allow you to wind down.

Vivary Park is located to the east of the town centre, offering a solace from busy day-to-day life. Alternatively, there’s Hestercombe House and Gardens which has tranquil woodland walks and a wide range of colourful flowers to enjoy.

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 Taunton:

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.

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Information was last updated on January 13th, 2024