Free Parking in Windsor

Free parking in Windsor

Windsor has become an incredibly popular tourist town in recent years, with visitors coming from all corners of the world to visit Windsor Castle and take a stroll down The Long Walk. Finding free parking in Windsor can be difficult, but not impossible.

See the free parking spots without restrictions we recommend if you’re visiting The Long Walk, Deer Park or Windsor Castle.

4 places to park for free in Windsor (2024)

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

Springfield Road (except 11am-1pm)
Bulkeley Avenue (except 11am-1pm)
Upcroft (except 11am-1pm)
Peel Close

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

What to consider when parking free in Windsor

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

Free parking near Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle sits in the heart of the town, surrounded by stunning greenery with plenty of walks. The roads around Windsor Castle have quite a lot of restrictions around it for obvious reasons.

Windsor Castle

You can park for free near Windsor Castle on one of the streets nearby:

  • Springfield Road (except 11am-1pm)
  • Bulkeley Avenue (except 11am-1pm)
  • Upcroft (except 11am-1pm)
  • Peel Close

Free car parks in Windsor

You can park for free in Windsor between 9pm and 9am at the following car parks which are close to the town centre and the amenities:

  • Alexandra Gardens
  • Alma Road
  • East Berks College
  • River Street
  • Victoria Street (except Friday and Saturday evening which is residents only)
  • York House

You can also park for free in Windsor on Bank Holidays at Windsor Library car park (maximum 2 hour stay).

There are also some council car parks just a short walk away in Eton. These car parks are free of charge between 9pm and 9am:

  • Eton Court 
  • Meadow Lane
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Alexandra Gardens Car ParkAlma Road Windsor SL4 3HY1989pm – 9am
Alma Road Car ParkAlma Road Windsor SL4 3HY1309pm – 9am
East Berks Car ParkClaremont Road Windsor SL4 3AX1129pm – 9am
River Street Field Car ParkRiver Street Windsor SL4 1QT1459pm – 9am
Victoria Street Car ParkVictoria Street Windsor SL4 1EG2069pm – 9am
Windsor Dials Car ParkAlma Road Windsor SL4 3HY2509pm – 9am
York House Car ParkSheet Street Windsor SL4 1DD749pm – 9am
Eton Court Car ParkSheet Street Windsor SL4 1DD429pm – 9am
Meadow Lane Car ParkMeadow Lane Eton SL4 6BS1119pm – 9am
Windsor Library Car ParkBachelors Acre Windsor SL4 1ER159pm – 9am and Sundays

Free disabled parking in Windsor

Blue Badge holders can park for free in council car parks in Windsor providing a blue badge is displayed. Car parks include:

Car ParkAddress
Alexandra Gardens Car ParkAlma Road Windsor SL4 3HY
Alma Road Car ParkAlma Road Windsor SL4 3HY
East Berks Car ParkClaremont Road Windsor SL4 3AX
River Street Field Car ParkRiver Street Windsor SL4 1QT
Victoria Street Car ParkVictoria Street Windsor SL4 1EG
Windsor Dials Car ParkAlma Road Windsor SL4 3HY
York House Car ParkSheet Street Windsor SL4 1DD
Eton Court Car ParkSheet Street Windsor SL4 1DD
Meadow Lane Car ParkMeadow Lane Eton SL4 6BS
Windsor Library Car ParkBachelors Acre Windsor SL4 1ER

Free Blue Badge parking is also available at any of the on-street parking bays, providing they are not parked in a residents area. Blue Badges must always be displayed.

Free motorcycle parking in Windsor

There is plenty of free motorcycle parking available in Windsor, mainly in council run car parks.

The council car parks in Windsor that offer free motorcycle parking are:

  • Alexandra Gardens, SL4 3HY
  • River Street, SL4 1QT
  • Victoria Street, SL4 1EG

Cheap Parking in Windsor

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Windsor from just £6 per day and these spaces are available to book in advance.

Cheap car parks in Windsor

Car ParkCharging HoursChargesPayment Options
Alma Road, SL4 3HY9am – 9pmUp to 1 hour –  £2.00
1 to 2 hours –   £4.00
2 to 3 hours –   £6.10
3 to 4 hours –   £8.10
4 to 5 hours –   £12.80
Over 5 hours – £16.20
Cash, credit/debit card or by RingGo.
Alexandra Gardens, SL4 3HY9am – 9pmUp to 1 hour –  £2.00
1 to 2 hours –   £4.00
2 to 3 hours –   £6.10
3 to 4 hours –   £8.10
4 to 5 hours –   £12.80
Over 5 hours – £16.20
Cash, credit/debit card or by RingGo.

Windsor Park & Ride Sites

There are three park and ride sites around Windsor, all offering free bus travel into Guildhall when you pay for parking. Parking at these sites is much cheaper (free on Bank Holidays) than the public car parks close to the town centre.

Park and Ride SiteAddressSpacesOpening Times
Home Park Park and RideHome Park Windsor SL4 6HX1817am – 9pm
King Edward VII Park & RideKing Edward VII Avenue Windsor SL4 6HX1927am – 9pm
Romney Lock Park & RideRomney Lock Road Windsor SL4 6HX947am – 9pm

Windsor Park and Ride Parking Charges

Windsor has a number of park and ride sites to make accessing the city centre as easy as possible:

Home Park Windsor SL4 6HX

Prices (9am-9pm)

  • Up to 1 hour –  £1.30
  • 1 to 2 hours –   £2.70
  • 2 to 3 hours –   £4.90
  • 3 to 4 hours –   £6.20
  • 4 to 5 hours –   £7.20
  • Over 5 hours – £8.90

Payments: Cash, card or RingGo.

Romney Lock Road, Windsor, SL4 6HX

Prices (9am-9pm)

  • Up to 1 hour –  £1.90
  • 1 to 2 hours –   £3.60
  • 2 to 3 hours –   £5.80
  • 3 to 4 hours –   £7.90
  • 4 to 5 hours –   £9.60
  • Over 5 hours – £11.10

Payments: Cash, card or RingGo.

King Edward VII Avenue, Windsor, SL4 6HX

Prices (9am-9pm)

  • Up to 1 hour –  £1.90
  • 1 to 2 hours –   £3.60
  • 2 to 3 hours –   £5.80
  • 3 to 4 hours –   £7.90
  • 4 to 5 hours –   £9.60
  • Over 5 hours – £11.10

Payments: Cash, card or RingGo.

Motorhome and minibus parking in Windsor

Motorhomes and minibuses are permitted to park in the overflow of Coach Park on Alma Road. Charges apply between the hours of 9am and 9pm, but last access to the car park is 6.30pm.

  • Up to 1 hour – £14.00
  • Up to 1 hour (pre paid) – £13.00
  • Up to 4 hours – £29.00
  • Up to 4 hours (pre paid) – £25.00
  • 4 hours to 10 hours – £39.00
  • 4 hours to 10 hours (pre paid) – £34.00

An alternative option would be to drop-off passengers and drive further out of Windsor to park up. Windsor Racecourse has free coach parking available.

Residential parking in Windsor

If you are a resident in Windsor 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.

Visitor parking permits can be purchased in the form of scratchcards.

About Windsor, UK

Windsor is a town steeped in history. If you’re from overseas, Windsor is probably what you imagine when you think of England.

With its Royal connections, Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in the world, which is the official residence of the queen, bringing in millions of visitors a year.

Its the ideal town to visit if you are wanting to take culture and sights.

Aside from Windsor Castle, which spans a lot of the town itself, you can discover Savill Garden, allowing you to get up close and personal with plants from across the world and Royal Windsor Racecourse, which spans 165 acres and runs adjacent to the River Thames, perfect for an afternoon or evening stroll.

Windsor is easily accessible by car so ideal to take a trip to Legoland Windsor, or if you’re visiting from overseas, Heathrow Airport is close by, so ideal to hire a car and visit Windsor.

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 Windsor:

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