Bristol Harbourside Parking
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Formerly a merchant dock, Bristol Harbourside is nowadays a bustling area with plenty to explore. Home to a livery restaurant and bar scene, the area is popular with locals and tourists alike. Some of the area’s most popular attractions include Brunel’s SS Great Britain, We The Curious, Bristol Aquarium, Arnolfini, Spike Island, Watershed and M Shed.
Water-lovers can also enjoy a range of activities such as yachting, paddle boarding, cycling and rowing. On Sundays there is a popular market that is well-worth a visit, and Millennium Square, the heart of Bristol Harbourside, is favorite spot for the little ones to splash during the hot summer days.
Simply strolling around the water’s edge is a popular activity for those looking for a more relaxed day out. Walkers, joggers, and cyclists alike flood the area with many stopping at one of the many cafes, restaurants and bars for a drink or a meal while taking in the gorgeous waters views.
The area is also home to a plethora of museums, where visitors can learn about the area’s rich history, dating back to 1051.
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Bristol Harbourside Parking Statistics
4.6 out of 5 stars
Average parking rating for Bristol Harbourside
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655 parking spaces
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Parking at Bristol Harbourside
Bristol city centre has over 11,000 parking spaces. The carparks which are the closest to Bristol Harbourside include:
- BS1 5LL
- Open 24 hours
- Total spaces: 550
- Max vehicle height: 2m
- Disabled parking available
- Electric parking bays: 2
Britannia Car Park - Bristol Harbourside
- BS1 5LF
- Open 24 hrs
- Total spaces: 384
- Disabled parking bays: 15
- BS1 5UU
- Open 24 hours
- Total spaces: 248
- Max vehicle height: 2.1 m
- Disabled parking available
- Electric parking bays: 4
- BS1 5UY
- Open 24 hours
- Total spaces: 11
Prince Street, NCP
- BS1 4QF
- Open 24 hours
- Total spaces: 275
- Max vehicle height: 1.91 m
- Disabled parking bays: 2
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Brunel's SS Great Britain. Considered the world's first great ocean liners. Free audio tours are available on board.
Bristol Aquarium: One of the area’s most beloved attractions. Learn about marine life from around the world.
We The Curious: Offering over 300 hands-on exhibits and activities which will amuse kids and adults alike.
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Getting to Bristol
Bristol is located at the intersection of the M4 and M5 motorways.
Bristol Temple Meads railway station is a main transport hub, and offers direct services from London, Scotland, Wales, Manchester and Birmingham.
Bristol Parkway is located north of the city and offers train services to Birmingham, Cardiff, Gloucester and London.
You can travel to Bristol by coach on National Express, Megabus, Snap, and Falcon here.
Local public transport
Bristol has an efficient bus network connecting Bristol Harbourside to the rest of the city. For more information and timetables visit this website.
There is also a free bus operating in the area. Check Bristol FreeBus for more details. Bristol metrobus serves the greater Bristol area. You can find out more about these routes here.
You can buy day, season and multiple journey tickets for all lines at the Tourist Information Centre.
Disabled Parking in Bristol Harbourside
Blue Badge holders can park free of charge in many areas throughout the city, including:
- All day in any on-street pay and display parking bay in the city of Bristol, free of charge
- All day in any permit holder parking bay, shared use parking bay, or pay and display bay in a residents’ parking scheme area, free of charge
- All day in any on-street limited waiting bay in the city of Bristol
- In any on-street disabled parking bay showing the Blue Badge sign. Some are limited to three hours and this will be shown on the signs
- On a single or double yellow line for up to three hours, unless there’s a ban on loading or unloading. There may be other local restrictions, so always check any signs before you park
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 Bristol Harbourside area. A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Is there free Blue Badge Parking in Bristol?
Yes, Blue Badge Holders can access free parking all day in any on-street pay and display parking bay, any permit holder parking bay, shared use parking bay, or pay and display bay in a residents’ parking scheme area.
What is Bristol’s most popular event?
The annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta is the area’s biggest event.
Can I sail alongside the harbour?
Sailing is one of the best ways to soak in the area’s maritime culture. History lovers will love a journey along The Matthew, a replica of the boat used by John Cabot when he discovered Newfoundland in 1497.
What type of cuisine is available at Bristol Harbourside?
Bristol Harbourside is a foodie haven, offering a wide array of foods from all over the world to suit all tastes and budgets. You will find many bars and restaurants around the water’s edge as well as several options by Millennium Square. Some of the highlights include:
- Steak of the Art: delicious food and art display
- River Grille restaurant: good food and panoramic views
- Za Za Bazaar: Britain’s biggest restaurant
What is the best bar at Bristol Harbourside?
The area has a bustling bar scene, with options for everyone. Some popular options include The Grain Barge, where you sample locally-brewed beer, and The Stables, serving more than 60 types of cider.
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Latest Bristol Harbourside parking reviews
Great location nearby local shops and cafes. A lot of passing foot traffic so relatively safe despite appearances. No issues.Adam
really good parking space in a safe place. We went to a gig at the o2 academy and it is a close location- about a 15 minute walk.Megan
It was a little confusing initially to find how to get to the car park but once there it was straightforward and safe.Becky
Nr 14 is very complicated because if someone have got bigger car its very hard to reverse. Generally good location.Sylwia
The parking location is easy to find and had plenty of spaces (I've arrived at 7:20am though). The area is a bit remote but still had lots of people walking by so all fine. Cheap and easy!Bia
Easy to find, covered, bang in the centre of town. I left the booing ref on the dash to avoid the £60 fine a previous reviewer got (thanks). There was glass from a car door window next to my car on the floor, it was there when I parked but didn’t see it as a car was in the adjacent space. I had no issues though. It’s got restricted access for foot and vehicle traffic but not impossible to get in by far. Would use againCraig