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Information about parking in Stratford-Upon-Avon
Less than an hour’s drive South of Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon is relatively straightforward to reach by car – being not far from the M40 via the A46.
On-street parking in Stratford-upon-Avon is very challenging with limited spaces made available. Luckily, there are several town centre off-street car parks which should ensure you find a suitable parking spot.
There is also one park and ride site north of the town centre, offering another way for you to get into Stratford-upon-Avon.
JustPark provides information on parking options across Stratford-upon-Avon – including spaces on-street, off-street and those that are reservable, from driveways to car parks.
On-street parking restrictions in Stratford-upon-Avon are enforced by Warwickshire County Council. Most streets throughout the town centre have various restrictions in place which can make on-street parking difficult.
There are a very limited amount of pay-and-display spaces available in the town centre, so it is worth being aware of this before you park. The majority of these can be found between Guild Street and the Old Town. Pay-and-display spaces are generally quite affordable though in comparison to most touristy towns in the UK.
You can use the JustPark parking map to find information about on-street parking spaces available in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Location Operator Price Max Stay High Street/Stratford-Upon-Avon Warwickshire County Council £0.50 / 30 minutes hour Chapel Street/Stratford-Upon-Avon Warwickshire County Council £0.50 / 30 minutes hour Chapel Lane/Stratford-Upon-Avon Warwickshire County Council £0.50 / 30 minutes hour Sheep Street/Stratford-Upon-Avon Warwickshire County Council £0.50 / 30 minutes hour Ely Street/Stratford-Upon-Avon Warwickshire County Council £0.50 / 30 minutes hour
Stratford-on-Avon District Council provide 9 car parks in Stratford-upon-Avon, all within a short walk to the town centre. These are generally the largest, most affordable and conveniently-located off-street parking options.
The largest of these council-operated car parks is Bridgeway multi-storey car park (Bridgeway, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YX), located east of the town centre near to the River Avon and the Stratford-upon-Avon canal. The car park is open 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday, and has very reasonable hourly and daily fares – including being the only car park to offer free parking for the first hour.
An alternative is Windsor Street car park (Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6NL). Located in the town centre, this car park provides you with great access to the centre and Stratford-upon-Avon train station. Offering identical hourly and daily rates to all other council-run car parks (with the exception of Bridgeway’s 1st hour free deal) and also open 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday, this car park is a good option.
Stratford Parkway park and ride (CV37 0RJ) offers a great alternative to parking in the town itself, with buses running into the centre – and you need only pay a small daily parking and bus fare.
JustPark also offers a range of reservable off-street parking spaces – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Church Street (W/E & BH Only) Stratford on Avon District Council £1.00 / hour Rother Street Stratford on Avon District Council £3.00 / hour Recreation Ground Car Park Stratford on Avon District Council £1.00 / hour Arden Street Car Park Stratford on Avon District Council £1.00 / hour Windsor Street Multi Storey Car Park Stratford on Avon District Council £1.00 / hour
Disabled spaces are available at the majority of off-street car parks throughout Stratford-upon-Avon, including those listed above.
Blue Badge holders may park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours if necessary, provided there is no obstruction to traffic – please note Blue Badge holders can still garner a parking ticket or fine for misuse on the narrow town centre streets.
You can also filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access in Stratford-upon-Avon (select this option by clicking on ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Most streets in the town centre are restricted with a very limited amount of spaces made available to visiting drivers. Parking on-street in the centre itself is generally not recommended, as there are many streets that prohibit waiting or stopping due to the layout of the old town in particular.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in during the time period you search for.
Parking restrictions in the town centre will generally still apply on all days unless otherwise stated on local signage.
Overnight parking is available at the majority of off-street car parks in Stratford-upon-Avon, as most of the council-run sites operate 24 hours a day.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
Stratford-upon-Avon is a quaint little scenic town in Warwickshire, famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. And if you don’t know who that is, you really should have listened more at school, but for now you can picture him as the Quentin Tarantino of his 16th Century day – a fan of writing witty dialogue and rather gruesome deaths. The town is certainly proud of its most famous son, as many of the main attractions such as The Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres perform his plays all year round. If any of that sounds at all good to you, then park up and you’ll have yourself a fine day for sure.