Rent a Bolton Parking Space
Home to the Bolton Wanderers football team, Bolton is a former mill town in Greater Manchester.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Bolton. Highlights include the Bolton Steam Museum, Smithhills Hall, and Bolton Central Library. With many visitors heading to Bolton each year, parking spaces in the area are in high demand.
There are various options for parking in Bolton town centre. Most of the car parks in Bolton town centre are managed by NCP. There are also some free off-street car parks available that are managed by Bolton Council. Some on-street parking is available on a pay and display basis, but many streets only offer parking for permit holders. This leaves commuters and visitors with difficulty locating suitable parking spaces.
YourParkingSpace is here to help.
With a quick and simple online platform to reserve a parking space in advance, YourParkingSpace offers a choice of off-street parking spaces across Bolton. Options include driveways and lock-up garages, and prices start from as little as £2.
Spend your time exploring Bolton and nearby attractions, instead of driving around seeking out a parking space. With YourParkingSpace, you can be assured that an affordable and convenient spot will be waiting for you when you arrive.
Let YourParkingSpace meet all of your Bolton parking needs. There are choices of long-term and short-term parking, and hourly and weekly bookings. Cheap parking in Bolton is easy to access with YourParkingSpace.
If you tend to leave plans to the last minute, YourParkingSpace is perfect as it is available 24 hours a day. This means that you can book parking whenever is most convenient for you. You can even book parking on the move, by downloading our free app.
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Parking in Bolton
There are restricted parking zones in Bolton. These are areas where waiting and loading restrictions apply but no yellow lines have been painted. Signs are used instead, and these indicate the times when waiting and loading are prohibited.
Pay and display on-street parking is available in the town centre. Most on-street parking bays are in operation from Monday to Saturday, 8:30am to 6pm. Parking in these bays is often free outside of these hours, but always ensure that you check the nearby signs for guidance.
The majority of car parks in Bolton town centre are managed by NCP. There are some free off-street car parks that are managed by Bolton Council.
Parking restrictions to be aware of include:
- Double yellow lines, where you can't park.
- Single yellow lines, where you can only park at certain times. Be sure to check the signs when parking on these.
Keep in mind that additional parking restrictions may be found on bus routes and on main roads. This is intended to keep traffic moving during busy times in the town centre. There may also be restrictions in place around busy shopping areas and in residential areas around schools, junctions and crossings.
Avoid any stress about a Bolton parking fine dropping through your letterbox. By booking in advance with YourParkingSpace, you can be certain that you are entitled to park in the space you have booked. This leaves you free to enjoy your trip to Bolton without worrying about restrictions, permits or fines.
Bolton Airport Parking
The nearest airport to Bolton is Manchester airport. Parking in the area around Manchester airport is in high demand. Ensure that you have access to a cheap, safe and convenient parking space by booking in advance with YourParkingSpace. Bookings can be made for long stay or short stay parking.
Attractions in Bolton include: Smithills Hall, which is one of Bolton’s original family homes with fine architecture set in formal gardens; Bolton Steam Museum, which displays a fine variety of preserved steam engines; and Bolton Central Library, which also houses a museum and art gallery including one of Britain’s oldest public aquariums.
For the more energetic among us, there are some fine walks to be had in the area around Bolton. Rivington Pike is a 363m high hill with a historic tower and panoramic views. Winter Hill also offers sweeping views, Cairns and the Scotman’s Stump memorial.
Further afield, Bolton is only a short distance from Manchester, which offers attractions such as Old Trafford football stadium, the Science and Industry Museum, and the Lowry art gallery.
Find perfect parking in Bolton within just a short walking distance of Bolton’s top attractions with YourParkingSpace.
The M66 runs past Bolton to the east, then take the A58 towards Bolton. Travelling from the north, follow the A666. From the south and west, take the M61 and then the A58.
There are frequent rail services from Bolton train station to regional and national destinations. The station is located on the Manchester to Preston line and is managed by Northern.
There are 18 electric vehicle charging points spread throughout Bolton’s town centre. These are located at three multi-storey car parks, at Deane Road, Topp Way and the Octagon Theatre. Motorists who are paying to park at any of these three sites are able to use the points to re-charge their vehicles. At weekends and bank holidays, it is free to use the car parks and use the charging points.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Disabled Parking in Bolton
Blue Badge holders have more options about where to park and for how long. It is important to always check the signs before parking.
In Bolton, there are disabled parking bays provided in the town centre and district centres for Blue Badge holders. Disabled parking bays are not available in residential areas.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
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Do you have access to an empty parking space in Bolton? Have you considered earning an easy extra income from your vacant driveway, parking space or lock-up garage? list your space for free in moments to watch the bookings start to roll in. Parking in Bolton is highly sought after, and you could score a simple second income in no time.
How to apply for a parking permit in Bolton?
There are three resident parking schemes in operation in Bolton. These schemes offer on-street parking for people living in areas where there is a consistent and prolonged parking problem caused by visitors. To apply for a Bolton parking permit, residents can contact Bolton Council.
How much is parking at Bolton train station?
There is no longer any parking available at Bolton train station, due to Network Rail undertaking work at the station. Why not book with YourParkingSpace instead? Secure a convenient space near Bolton station and ensure that you are on time to catch your train.
What time is free parking in Bolton?
Free parking in Bolton town centre is available in off-street car parks that are managed by Bolton Council. Parking in on-street bays is often free outside of the hours of operation. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday, between 8.30am and 6pm. So, free parking in Bolton after 6pm and free parking in Bolton on Sundays is available, but be sure to check nearby signs to confirm this.
How much is parking in Bolton centre?
Parking charges vary depending on where in Bolton centre you park. On-street parking starts from 70p for up to 30 minutes and rises to £2.60 for 10 hours in a long stay car park.
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Latest Bolton parking reviews
Great location just by the lowery hotel. Carpark is secure with on site security and cameras. There is a gate which is on a buzzer to get out on foot which we found later ,which brings you out opposite the Lowery. I will definitely be using again .Jon
Loads of spaces - really easy to find and close to local amenities. Amazing price too :)Yasmin Dos
I used the space whilst visiting my daughter, it’s just a few minutes walk from her flat. I arrived after 9pm, so the gate was locked (this was not mentioned on the app) and the security guard was reluctant to let me in. He did open the gate though, and his vigilance convinced me my car would be really safe! No issues with access during the remainder of the weekend, and I’ll definitely be using this car park again. I would recommend this parking, just make sure to arrive before 9pm!Karen
Really really easy :) the on site security guard was brilliant, helped me and gave quick and way directions to my meeting. You could argue that the price was higher than drive ins but it takes out the stress :) thanksJonathon
Excellent, secure and touching distance from the cityKaran