Motorhome and Campervan Parking Directory
In this section we have listed our collection of motorhome and campervan friendly parking within the UK. These recommendations are both from our own visits and those recommended to us by our customers. We hope you find this useful.
Bakewell, Derbyshire: A small market town in Derbyshire, famous for its Bakewell Tarts and Puddings. It is also a good access point to the Monsal Trail. Parking isn’t too bad here, the central car parks soon get full, can be tight and some have height barriers. We’ve found the best place to park is at the Agricultural Centre. Lots of spaces and easy access into the town centre. The post code to head for is DE45 1AH. The car park is at the end of Agricultural Way which is off the main A6 (Haddon Road) just outside the main centre. Just check in advance for any events which may be happening as this can sometimes restrict access.
Barley, Lancashire: Very small village with some lovely pubs and a great starting point for a walk up and around Pendle Hill. Parking here is great, there is a big car park on the edge of the village with toilets and a cafe. Parking is paid for in an honesty box and they ask for £1. We’d recommend getting there early (before 10am) as this car park fills up quickly due to its location. The car park is off Barley Road and the postcode for your sat-nav is BB12 9JX.
Bude, Cornwall: Lovely seaside town and great for surfing. The car park we used can be found at Crooklets Beach off Crooklets Road. Very short walk to the beach and a few beach-side cafes and bars. You can use this post code on your sat-nav to get you close enough to the car park, EX23 8NE. This is a pay and display car park.
Castleton, High Peak: Small yet easy to access village in the High Peaks. This is a walkers paradise so arrive early to get parked. There is a great car park right in the centre of the village just off Cross Street which also has toilets and a cafe. Parking for camper vans is no problem, the best spaces are along the back. If you are in a larger motorhome there are spaces on the left reserved for coaches, although we have never used these spaces we have seen plenty motorhomes parked in here. This car park is pay and display. Alternative parking is available on the street along Cross Street and onto Buxton Road. There is also on street parking on the old road which you can get to by following Buxton Road out of the village and go straight on rather left onto Arthurs Way. If you follow this road along there are various places where you can park on the side, the road runs along to the foot of Mam Tor after which it is closed due erosion many years ago.
Chester: This is quite a compact city any many of the car parks are multi-story and can be a struggle with an ordinary family car. We have found one car park that is fairly easy to access and has space to manoeuvre. You can access this car park off Hoole Way by following Black Diamond Street and then Black Diamond Park to get to the entrance. Use this postcode in your sat-nav CH1 3EY. Car park is pay and display.
Edale, Hope Valley: Small Peak District village and the start of the Pennine Way, it is also used as a starting point for walks over Kinder Scout and Mam Tor. As this is a popular walking destination we do recommend getting here early as we have seen the car parks full by 9:30am. There are two car parks, the first one is privately run and you get to it off Edale Road and bear left before the railway bridge towards Edale Station. The car park is just beyond. Use post code S33 7ZP to get you near enough. The second car park which you could use is again off Edale Road, its at the Edale Village Hall car park. As you drive in there are some larger space to the right. The post code you can use for this one is S33 7ZA. This car park is pay and display. There is a cafe near the car parks and just up in the village you’ll find a pub.
Manchester: Parking a campervan or motorhome in Manchester can be tricky, not only do the carparks get full quickly but many of them are multi-story. Parking is expensive but if you want to visit this great city then there are places where you can get parked. Our first recommendation is off Albion Street. It is tucked away and quite easy to miss, you access it by driving up a ramp by the side of the Axis Tower and follow the road to the left running alongside Castlefield/Deansgate tram station. At the end of the narrow access road you will find the car park. Before using this car park we would advise you to check for events at Manchester Central as the car park can fill up with trade vehicles attending events here. The car park is pay & display. If you run out of luck at this car park there are also various on street places which we have used. You can try Liverpool Road near the Science and Industry Museum or on Great John Street or Atherton Street which is just of Quay Street near to where the old Granada Studios stood and the old Coronation Street set. All on street parking is chargeable and watch out for parking suspensions if big events are being held in the city.
New Quay, Wales: A small seaside town with plenty of facilities. There are quite a number of car parks here, access can be tight down the narrow streets and there is a one way system in place around the central area. Arrive early especially if it is going to be a sunny day as this place gets busy quickly. The car park we have used is where Towyn Road and Park Street meet just off the B4342. This post code will get you within striking distance of the car park, SA45 9QH. Car park is pay and display.
Rhosneigr, Anglesey: This is a small sea-side town in Anglesey. The car park is conveniently located just off the main street which has a number of cafes, take-a-ways and restaurants and a short stroll to the sea front. The car park doesn’t have many spaces but is easy to manoeuvre inside. You can find it on Awel-Y-Mor which is off High Street. The post code for your sat-nav is LL64 5UJ. Car park is pay and display.
Tintagel, Cornwall: A village associated with the legend of King Arthur, with typical Cornish shops, a castle and lovely cliff top walks. This place gets busy so we’d recommend you either get there early or visit in the evening. The car park we use is off Fore Street and is called King Arthur’s Car Park. Camper van parking is no problem as you can get in a regular space, motorhome parking tends to be toward the back right hand side of the car park. Use post code PL34 0DA. Car park is pay and display.
York: We have to say that this is one of the best cities to access using it’s park and ride service. We always park at Rawcliffe Bar Park and Ride which is off Shipton Road. The post code is YO30 5XZ. There are a number of extra large spaces as you drive in on the left for motorhomes and campervans. More information on this link.