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Car parks and charges

Parking passes and car park permits

Three day and seven day passes

Car park permits

Car parking charges

We operate over 40 pay and display car parks.

There are long stay, short stay and multi tariff car parks in our towns and villages.

Please make sure you buy enough time to avoid getting a ticket. Check the board at the car park to make sure you pay the right amount and check the car park opening times. 

You can pay with cash but please note that the machines do not give change. 

Debit or credit card and contactless payments can be made except at the following car parks:

  • Hampsfell Road Grange over Sands
  • Miller Bridge Ambleside
  • Westmorland Shopping Centre Kendal
  • The Brewery Arts Centre Kendal
  • Kendal College and Museum.

At most car parks, you can also pay to park by phone.

Kendal new car parking changes for a trial period up to 2 January 2018

Kendal Blackhall Road

  • £1.00 for all day parking if ticket purchased before 7am.
Length of stay Car parking charge
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Up to 1 hour £1.20
Up to 2 hours £2.20
Up to 3 hours £3.20
Up to 4 hours £3.90
Up to 6 hours £5.00
Up to 10 hours £6.00

Kendal Library Road

Length of stay Car parking charge
Long Stay
8am to 6pm
Up to 1 hour £1.20
Up to 2 hours £2.20
Up to 3 hours £3.20
Up to 4 hours £3.90
Up to 6 hours £5.00
All day £6.00

Kendal Sandes Avenue

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays: sole use for market trader permit holders and blue badge holders
Length of stay Car parking charge
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Up to 1 hour £0.20
Up to 2 hours £0.40
Up to 3 hours £0.60
Up to 4 hours £0.80
All day £1.00

South Lakeland House

  • car park will be open 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • all six visitor bays changed to normal bays
  • please note there is a height restriction of 1.88 metres (6'2")
Length of stay Monday to Saturday
Multi-Tariff
8.30am to 5.30pm
Sunday
Multi-Tariff
8.30am to 5.30pm
Up to 1 hour £1.20 £0.20
Up to 2 hours £2.20 £0.40
Up to 3 hours £3.20 £0.60
Up to 4 hours £3.90 £0.80
Up to 6 hours £5.00 n/a
Up to 10 hours £6.00 n/a
All day n/a £1.00

Ambleside

One hour free on top of time purchased for Blue Badge holders apart from Miller Bridge, where normal charges apply.

No public parking at King Street at Wednesday (Market Day)

Length of stay  King Street
Short Stay
8am to 6pm
Lake Road
Multi-Tariff
8am to 8pm
Low Fold
Multi-Tariff
8am to 8pm
Miller Bridge
Multi-Tariff
8am to 9pm
Rydal Road
Multi-Tariff
8am to 8pm
Up to 1 hour £1.50 £1.50 £1.50 £1.50 £1.50
Up to 2 hours £3.00 £3.00 £3.00 £3.00 £3.00
Up to 3 hours £4.00 £4.00 £4.00 £4.00 £4.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 £5.00
Up to 6 hours n/a £6.00 £6.00 £6.00 £6.00
Up to 12 hours n/a £7.00 £7.00 n/a £7.00
Up to 13 hours n/a n/a n/a £7.00 n/a

Bowness

One hour free on top of time purchased for Blue Badge holders

Length of stay  Braithwaite Fold
Long stay
8am to 8pm
Ferry Nab
Multi-Tariff
8am to 8pm
Glebe Road
Long Stay
8am to 8pm
Quarry Mount
Short Stay
8am to 6pm
Rayrigg Road
Multi-Tariff
8am to 8pm
Up to 1 hour n/a £1.50 n/a £1.50 £1.50
Up to 2 hours n/a £3.00 n/a £3.00 £3.00
Up to 3 hours £4.00 £4.00 £4.00 £4.00 £4.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 £5.00
Up to 6 hours £6.00 £6.00 £6.00 n/a £6.00
Up to 10 hours £7.00 £7.00 n/a n/a n/a
Up to 12 hours n/a £8.00
£10.00 with trailer
£7.00 n/a £7.00

Grange-over-Sands

  • one hour free on top of time purchased for Blue Badge holders
  • Berners Close (8am to 6pm): £1.20 for all day parking
 Length of stay Hampsfell Road
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Kents Bank Road
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Main Street
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Windermere Road
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Up to 30 minutes n/a £0.20 n/a n/a
Up to 1 hour £1.20 £1.20 £1.20 £1.20
Up to 2 hours £2.20 £2.20 £2.20 £2.20
Up to 3 hours £3.20 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20
Up to 4 hours £3.90 £3.90 £3.90 £3.90
Up to 6 hours £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 £5.00
Up to 10 hours £6.00 £6.00 £6.00 £6.00

Grasmere

  • one hour free on top of time purchased for Blue Badge holders
Length of stay Red Bank Road
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Up to 1 hour £1.50
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 3 hours £4.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00
Up to 6 hours £6.00
Up to 10 hours £7.00

Kendal

  • one hour free on top of time purchased for Blue Badge holders apart from:
    • Booths Supermarket: Blue Badge holders free parking
    • Brewery Arts Centre: Blue Badge holders free parking up to 3 hours, normal tariff thereafter
    • Parish Church: Blue Badge holders free parking for up to 3 hours in any bay, normal tariff thereafter
    • Kendal Museum: Blue Badge holders free parking for up to 3 hours in designated bay, normal tariff thereafter
    • Kendal College (main campus and Wildman St): Blue Badge holders free parking for up to 3 hours in designated bay, normal tariff thereafter
  • Brewery Arts Centre: Motorcycles free in motorcycle bays, normal tariff in car bays
  • Parish Church: free parking on Sundays
Length of stay Booths Supermarket
Short Stay (Shoppers)
8am to 6pm
Brewery Arts Centre
Multi-Tariff
Payable 24 hours
Dowker Lane
Short Stay
8am to 6pm
Highgate (Bowman)
Long Stay
8am to 6pm
Parish Church
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Peppercorn Lane
Short Stay
8am to 6pm
Up to 30 minutes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a £0.50
Up to 1 hour £1.20 £1.20 £1.20 £1.20 £1.20 £1.20
Up to 2 hours £2.20 £2.20 £2.20 £2.20 £2.20 £2.20
Up to 3 hours £3.20 £3.10 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20
Up to 4 hours £3.90 £4.00 £3.90 £3.90 £3.90 £3.90
Up to 6 hours n/a n/a n/a £5.00 £5.00 n/a
Up to 10 hours n/a n/a n/a £6.00 £6.00 n/a
Up to 24 hours n/a £7.00 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Overnight
(6pm to 9am)
n/a £1.20 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Kendal College

Length of stay Kendal College
(main campus)
All days
24 hours
Kendal College
(Wildman Street)
All days
24 hours
Up to 1 hour £0.50 £0.50
Up to 2 hours £1.00 £1.00
Up to 3 hours n/a £2.00
Up to 24 hours n/a £5.00
All day £3.00 n/a
Saturday and Sunday all day £2.00 n/a

Kendal Museum

Length of stay Car parking charge
Payable 24 hours
Up to 2 hours £1.00
Up to 3 hours £2.00
Up to 4 hours £3.00
Up to 24 hours £5.00

Kendal Westmorland Shopping Centre

Parking charges at Westmorland Shopping Centre car park

Kirkby Lonsdale

One hour free on top of time purchased elsewhere, apart from:

  • Booths Supermarket: Blue Badge holders free parking

No public parking at Market Square on Thursday (Market Day)

 Length of stay Booths Supermarket
Short Stay (Shoppers)
8am to 6pm
Market Square
Short Stay
8am to 6pm
New Road No.1
Short Stay
8am to 6pm
New Road No.2
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Up to 30 minutes n/a n/a £0.20 n/a
Up to 1 hour £1.20 £1.20 £1.20 £1.20
Up to 2 hours £2.20 £2.20 £2.20 £2.20
Up to 3 hours £3.20 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20
Up to 4 hours £3.90 £3.90 £3.90 £3.90
Up to 6 hours n/a n/a n/a £5.00
Up to 10 hours n/a n/a n/a £6.00

Milnthorpe

One hour free on top of time purchased for Blue Badge holders.

Disc parking scheme at Milnthorpe Square car park

 Length of stay Beetham Road
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Park Road
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Up to 1 hour £1.00 £1.00
Up to 2 hours £2.00 £2.00
Up to 3 hours £3.00 £3.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00 £4.00
Up to 10 hours £5.00 £5.00

Sedbergh

Please note: Bar Market Day at Joss Lane on Wednesdays

 Length of stay Joss Lane
Multi-Tariff
9am to 6pm
Loftus Hill
Multi-Tariff
9am to 6pm
Up to 1 hour £0.70 £0.70
Up to 2 hours £1.50 £1.50
Up to 3 hours £2.50 £2.50
Up to 4 hours £3.00 £3.00
Up to 9 hours £4.50 £4.50

Ulverston

One hour free on top of time purchased for Blue Badge holders

Length of stay  Brewery Street
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Buxton Place
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Daltongate
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Stockbridge Lane
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Theatre Street
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
The Gill
Multi-Tariff
8am to 6pm
Up to 1 hour £1.20 £1.20 £1.20 £0.20 £1.20 £1.20
Up to 2 hours £2.20 £2.20 £2.20 £0.40 £2.20 £2.20
Up to 3 hours £3.20 £3.20 £3.20 £0.60 £3.20 £3.20
Up to 4 hours £3.90 £3.90 £3.90 £0.80 £3.90 £3.90
Up to 6 hours £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 n/a £5.00 £5.00
Up to 10 hours £6.00 £6.00 £6.00 n/a £6.00 £6.00
All day n/a n/a n/a £1.00 n/a n/a

Windermere

One hour free on top of time purchase for Blue Badge holders

Length of stay  Broad Street
Multi-Tariff
8am to 8pm
Rayrigg Meadow
Multi-Tariff
8am to 8pm
Up to 1 hour £1.50 £1.50
Up to 2 hours £3.00 £3.00
Up to 3 hours £4.00 £4.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00 £5.00
Up to 6 hours £6.00 £6.00
Up to 12 hours £7.00 £7.00