Ambleside car parks
SLDC (Off Street Parking Places) Order 2004 (Amendment No 14) Order 2020 (PDF 982KB / 1 page) outlines changes to parking charges which will come into force in Ambleside from 1 April 2020.
Coaches and motorcycle parking
Free parking for coaches is available at Low Fold (1 space) and at Rothay Holme, LA22 0HQ. This car park will be closed to the public every Tuesday and Wednesday until further notice to allow the Mobile Covid Testing facility to operate.
Paying for parking
Pay by cash
You can pay with cash at all of our car parks in Ambleside, but please note that the machines do not give change.
The machines will accept the following coins: 5 pence, 10 pence, 20 pence, 50 pence, £1 and £2. The old £1 will not be accepted.
Pay by card
You can pay with Visa and Mastercard debit or credit cards, as well as contactless card payments at all car parks, except for Miller Bridge. Apple Pay cannot be used at the machines.
Other payment options
If you have problems paying due to an issue with the ticket machine you can let us know by reporting a problem with this car park.
On-street disc zone parking
Cumbria County Council operate a disc parking scheme with free short stay parking in Ambleside. You will need to display a disc clock on your dashboard clearly indicating your arrival time. Cumbria County Council on-street parking provides further details about the disc parking scheme and where you can obtain a disc clock.