SS Great Britain Parking
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SS Great Britain is a museum ship located in Bristol. It was a former passenger steamship, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, for the Great Western Steamship Company. Between 1845 and 1854, the SS Great Britain was the longest passenger ship in the world. It provided a transatlantic service between Bristol and New York. Nowadays, the SS Great Britain has a new lease of life as a museum ship. You can explore the ship itself and learn all about its history in the Dockyard Museum. The SS Great Britain is dressed with flags and ready for departure exactly as it would have been at the launch in 1843, so step aboard and step back in time for a fascinating visit.
As with most popular attractions, parking at SS Great Britain gets very busy and it can be tricky to find a parking spot if you don’t plan in advance. It is recommended that drivers investigate their parking options in advance before setting off for their day out at SS Great Britain.
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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Parking at SS Great Britain
Make parking at SS Great Britain a breeze with some planning in advance.
There is a car park situated next to the SS Great Britain on Gas Ferry Road. It is run by Bristol City Council. There are four spaces available in this car park for Blue Badge holders.
Alternatively, parking can be found in the surrounding residential streets. Good places to check out for SS Great Britain parking are Sydney Row and the Albion Dockside Estate to the north.
There is also a large car park with 524 spaces available. The Millenium Square Car Park is only a short walk and ferry ride away from the SS Great Britain.
You could also take advantage of the Park and Ride service in Bristol. There are three Park and Ride car parks. These are located at Long Ashton Park and Ride for the M2 Metrobus, A4 Bath Road for the 904 bus, and A370 Long Ashton for the 903 bus. It is important to note that the Park and Ride service does not run on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
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If you’re staying in the area near SS Great Britain and are looking for other things to do, you won’t be disappointed as there are plenty of nearby attractions.
One highlight is the beautiful and historic Bristol Cathedral. A church has been on this site for over a thousand years. The Cathedral is free to explore and is open to the public every day of the year. The spectacular stained glass windows are a must see. Bristol Cathedral is one of the finest examples of a hall church to be found anywhere in the world.
Other nearby attractions include the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, displaying fascinating items and information about local history; Aerospace Bristol, telling the amazing story of the Bristol’s aerospace industry; and Bristol Aquarium, a spectacular aquarium in the Harbourside area of Bristol offering an amazing underwater adventure.
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The nearest station to SS Great Britain is Bristol Temple Meads railway station. From this station, it is a 30 minute walk to SS Great Britain. Alternatively, you can take a short ferry or bus ride.
SS Great Britain is easy to reach by bus. The Metrobus M2 route runs from Monday to Saturday with buses every 10 minutes during the week and every 12 minutes on Saturdays. It stops at Long Ashton Park and Ride, Ashton Vale, Ashton Gate, Cumberland Basin, Spike Island, Redcliff Hill, Temple Meads, Cabot Circus and Broadmead.
You can catch a ferry to and from the SS Great Britain every day of the week. The ferries run every 40 minutes from Temple Meads Station, Hotwells, and several other stops around the Harbour.
Disabled Parking at SS Great Britain
There are four designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders in the car park situated next to the SS Great Britain on Gas Ferry Road. Parking for Blue Badge holders is free of charge in this car park.
There are electric vehicle charging points located around Bristol in car parks and at the Park and Ride locations. A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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How much does it cost to park at SS Great Britain?
The car park is run by Bristol City Council and they apply a parking tariff that starts from £2 for a 2 hour stay, rising to £5 for a 5 hour stay. However, visitors to the SS Great Britain can park for a reduced rate by redeeming their parking ticket in the Visitor Centre. This means that parking should cost no more than £2 for the maximum stay of 5 hours.
Do I need to display a Blue Badge to park in a disabled parking bay at SS Great Britain?
Yes, you do. Remember to always display your Blue Badge clearly for accessible SS Great Britain parking.
When is the SS Great Britain open for visitors?
The SS Great Britain is open on Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. The last arrival time for entry is 3:30pm – 4pm.
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Latest SS Great Britain parking reviews
So close to the premier and easy to findJanine
Nice off-street spot on quiet road. Fortunately had few reasons to contact owner but they were friendly, responsive and helpful when I did. If I needed to park here again (and if it’s available) I would have no hesitation.Henry
Easy to locate the parking space, but we arrived late and the security barrier was down and the intercom to the reception of the hotel didn't work, so it would have been useful to know that you had to go to reception to get into the car park. Probably just worth making a note that late arrivals may have to do this.Stephen
Easy to find, a nice big space no issues for 4x4. Great location easy to get to Bristol university site and shopsDipa
Great price, easy service. Really took hassle out of the day tripMobile Kiosk
Easy to find parking space. Home owner very pleasant and only a stones throw from the ground. Excellent.David
Very safe and tucked away right in Bristol city centre. I found it really tricky to find. One member of staff was extremely helpful when I got lost in the one way system. Thank you. I would recommend this but study the route as the one way system in Bristol is a bit of a nightmare.Apple
Worked well. Good value. Tight parking spaces for big 4x4, like RangeRover. Fine for my Audi A4 Avant.T
Easy to find, easy to park, close to the amenities we needed. A+Lisa
Nice big space and easy to find. It was really tight getting past the bins to access the space but we have a 4x4. We made it though so is doable.Sarah