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Information about parking in Harrogate
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire. By the 18th century, the wealthy were flocking there to drink and bathe in the water. The waters are less important today, but Harrogate remains a prosperous town with house prices among the highest in the country. So, where to park?
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Harrogate makes visitors welcome, as tourism brings a lot of money into the area. For a town with such old and narrow streets, parking in Harrogate is relatively easy, and on-street parking is surprisingly plentiful. It’s pay and display, and there are inner and outer zones. In the inner zone, you will pay £4.20 for the three hour maximum – it’s a little less far out. There are also short stay areas, perfect for quick shopping trips, where parking spaces are available for 20 minutes in Princes Street and Cambridge Crescent, and 40 minutes in Oxford Street and Cheltenham Crescent. There is also a Disc Parking zone in the centre – you can pick up a clock disc from Tourist Information, council offices or from many other businesses, and you can stay free of charge for the time period stated on the sign.
Harrogate was the first town in the UK to implement the smart parking system, AppyParking. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play and you’ll have real time information on available parking spaces anywhere in the town centre. There are seven pay-and-display surface car parks in Harrogate, open 24 hours, and three multi-storey, long stay car parks. They’re all locked overnight, and if you’re late getting back, there’s a £60 charge to release your car:
Harrogate has four railway stations, with regular and frequent services to Leeds and a daily direct service to London.
The bus station is in the centre of town and serves local towns, as well as Harrogate districts.
Leeds Bradford International Airport is only ten miles away.
Parking is free in designated bays for Blue Badge holders.
Parking in Harrogate is subject to fewer restrictions than most English towns of similar size, and what restrictions there are do not apply between 6pm and 8am the following morning.
Parking is available on bank holidays at lower rates than usual, but all multi-storey car parks close on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and one also on Easter Sunday.
Harrogate is a town of parks and gardens, and the RHS’s northern outpost, Harlow Carr, is a pleasant walk from the town centre (and has its own car park). The town is filled with interesting historical buildings. And you’re right on top of the Dales – wonderful walking country with pleasant inns and restaurants.