Information about Parking in Ayr
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Ayr is a charming seaside resort in south Ayrshire, Scotland, located 37 miles southwest of Glasgow.
The town has a popular esplanade with a long sandy beach which is perfect for walking. Ayr Racecourse, dating back to the 16th century, is famous for being the home of the Scottish Grand National, the Ayrshire Handicap and the Ayr Gold Cup.
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Ayr Parking Statistics
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Parking in Ayr
On-street parking restrictions apply throughout Ayr. Parking incorrectly, such as on double yellow lines, in a bus lane, across cycle lanes or in residents' parking bays will result in a fine.
Always check signs and marking on the road before leaving your car.
Pay and Display
Throughout Ayr, you can find designated pay and display parking bays, which are indicated by appropriate lines and signs.
Tariffs and charging hours will be indicated on the associated sign and payment machine.
Charges apply all year round with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Payment needs to be made by coins at the relevant payment machine or via the cashless payment system operated by RingGo.
There are numerous off-street car parks located throughout Ayr which offer options for longer-term parking. These are operated by Ayrshire Roads Alliance.
Charges and conditions of use vary from car park to car park and indicated on signs as you enter the car park.
Season tickets are available at:
Charlotte Street Car Park - Charlotte Street, Ayr
Multi-car park season ticket valid in - Charlotte Street Car Park, Barns Crescent Car Park, Kyle Street Car Park
A full list of available car parks can be found on the Ayrshire Roads Alliance website.
Getting to Ayr
By Car: Ayr is located within a 40-minute drive from Glasgow and 1.40 minutes from Edinburgh.
By Train: Ayr railway station is located in the city centre and is managed by Scott Rail.
Disabled Parking in Ayr
Blue Badge holders have the right to park within any Pay and Display car park free of charge.
Vehicles displaying a valid Blue Badge may also be parked on single or double yellow lines without time restriction provided there are no loading restrictions and they do not cause an obstruction to other road users or pedestrians.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to your destination, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in the Ayr area, including one by the train station.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Can I apply for a resident’s parking permit?
If you live within Ayr then you may be eligible for a Resident's Parking Permit.
There are two distinct types of permit available, which are classified under different parking zones
Can I park for free at Ayr Central Shopping centre car park?
No, charges apply Monday to Sunday including Bank Holidays:
Up to one hour – £1.00
Up to two hours – £2.00
All-day – £4.00
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