Information about Parking in Caernarfon
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Caernarfon is a Welsh town which is home to the most famous castle in Wales. It is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Caernarfon Castle was built in the 13th Century by Edward I to be used as a royal palace and military fortress. As well as the mighty castle, the town also has intriguing narrow streets and a stylish waterfront that has recently undergone redevelopment.
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Parking in Caernarfon
There are several car parks available in Caernarfon town. They offer a range of long stay and short stay parking options with differing tariffs of parking fees. Gwynedd Council is responsible for Caernarfon parking.
Parking in Caernarfon town requires a little advance planning to ensure a hassle free experience.
The Galeri / Doc Fictoria car park has charges in place between 8am and 6pm. These range from £1 for a 1 hour stay, to £7 for a stay over 4 hours. The Glan y Mor Uchaf car park applies charges between 10am and 4:30pm. The maximum stay is 3 hours. Charges are £1 for a 1 hour stay, £2 for a 2 hours stay, and £3 for a 3 hour stay.
Balaclafa car park and Safle Shell car park are both long stay car parks and are both open 24 hours a day. Charges for both car parks start from £2 for a stay of up to 4 hours, rising to £5 for a 24 hour parking period. Parking charges apply at all times in these car parks.
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Caernarfon Airport parking
The nearest major airport to Caernarfon is Liverpool John Lennon airport. There are a range of parking options on site, including long-stay and short-stay.
Parking at Liverpool John Lennon airport can be expensive, and as such, travellers and airport employees like to use alternative options for airport parking. You may want to consider browsing the options available at YourParkingSpace. We have short term and long term options available within easy access of the airport.
The must see attraction in Caernarfon is the castle. It is recognised world wide as one of the greatest buildings of the Middle Ages. Situated on the banks of the River Seiont, it took 47 years to build and cost a huge £25000. Visitors can explore the castle building and grounds, and find out more about its fascinating history.
Other highlights near Caernarfon include the Welsh Highland Railway, which runs for 25 miles to Porthmadog; Hwylfan Fun Centre; and the scenic Lon Eifion recreational cycle route. It is also well worth a visit to Galeri which is a contemporary arts complex with a theatre and cinema.
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The nearest railway station to Caernarfon is Bangor station. The station is managed by Transport for Wales. There are regular services to and from Holyhead and Shrewsbury, with connections to destinations further afield. Bangar station is about 9 miles away from Caernarfon. There are buses to Caernarfon and other locations that leave from outside the main booking hall of the railway station.
There are regular bus services to Caernarfon from Bangor, Pwllheli, and Porthmadog.
Disabled Parking in Caernarfon
The Blue Badge scheme is for people with severe mobility problems or those who are registered blind. Blue Badge holders can park for free in the designated disabled parking bays. You must ensure that you display your Blue Badge.
You will find electric vehicle charging points in Caernarfon and the local area. Two locations in Caernarfon are the Black Boy Inn on Northgate Street, and Morrisons Caernarfon on Ffordd Y Gogledd. A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
You can park overnight in the long stay car parks in Caernarfon. Both Balaclafa car park and Safle Shell car park are open 24 hours. A 24 hour parking ticket in these car parks costs £5. Be aware that parking charges apply at all times in these car parks.
The car park charges are the same at the weekends as they are during the weekdays.
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Is there overnight parking available in Caernarfon?
There is overnight parking available in Caernarfon in the long stay car parks. Balaclafa car park and Safle Shell car park are both open 24 hours and a parking ticket for a 24 hour period costs £5. Parking charges apply at all times.
Do I need to display a Blue Badge to park in a disabled parking bay?
Yes, you do. Remember to always display your Blue Badge clearly to avoid hefty fines.
When can I visit Caernarfon Castle?
Caernarfon Castle is usually open daily. However, opening times vary so it is best to check in advance.
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