Durham Cathedral Parking
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Durham Cathedral is situated in the middle of Durham, an historic city in North East England. It is the seat of the Bishop of Durham, who is the fourth ranked bishop in the Church of England hierarchy. It is also home to the Shrine of St Cuthbert. The cathedral is a Norman building that was constructed between 1093 and 1133 in the Romanesque style. Durham Cathedral is the oldest surviving building with a stone vaulted ceiling of such a large scale.
As with most popular attractions, parking at Durham Cathedral 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 Durham Cathedral.
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Durham Cathedral Parking Statistics
4.9 out of 5 stars
Average parking rating for Durham Cathedral
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Parking at Durham Cathedral
Make parking at Durham Cathedral a breeze with some planning in advance. Durham is situated west of the A1 (M) and east of the A167. The narrow medieval streets of Durham town mean that there is no parking available at the Cathedral itself or nearby.
You also need to be aware that there is a congestion charge if you drive onto the Durham City peninsula. This is the zone near Durham Cathedral and Castle, Durham Market Place, Durham Chorister School, Durham University colleges, and a variety of shops and businesses. The daily congestion charge is £2, and it is payable when using the road between 10am and 4pm.
There is plenty of parking to choose from in Durham town centre. Providence Row car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Parking charges apply on Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6pm. The cost is 30p for each half hour. There are parking bays available in this car park for 19 vehicles.
Sidegate car park is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parking charges apply every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. For a stay of up to 2 hours, the cost is £1.60. For every additional hour after this, it costs an additional 80p. There are parking bays available in this car park for 107 vehicles.
Other car parks available in Durham include:
- Prince Bishops multi storey car park
- The Riverwalk multi storey car park
- Walkergate multi storey car park
- Crook Hall and Gardens car park
- Durham City Park and Ride car park
- LNER Durham Railway Station car park
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If you’re staying in the area near Durham Cathedral and are looking for other things to do, you won’t be disappointed as there are plenty of nearby attractions.
One highlight is Durham Castle Museum. Visit Durham Castle to see excellent exhibits and enjoy fun family activities. The castle collection focusses on three main areas; Durham Castle itself, the Prince Bishops of Durham, and Durham University. The collections include fine art, architecture and stained glass, arms and armour, decorative art, and college collections.
Another nearby attraction is Durham Botanic Garden, which covers over 10 hectares and is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the outskirts of Durham City. The Botanic Garden offers a lovely variety of landscapes to explore and discover throughout the year.
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Durham Railway Station is managed by London North Eastern Railway. It is part of the East Coast mainline, with direct connections to York, London and Edinburgh. The railway station is just a short walk from the centre of Durham.
Arriva run over 15 bus routes around Durham, making it easy to get around the city by bus. There are also buses between Durham and nearby villages.
Disabled Parking at Durham Cathedral
There is very limited parking available at the top of the Durham Peninsula for disabled visitors. If you park here, you must ensure that your Blue Badge is clearly displayed. The disabled parking at Durham Cathedral is unable to be reserved and is available on a first come first served basis. Upon your arrival, please contact the duty porter who will be able to assist if needed with Durham Cathedral parking.
There are a number of electric vehicle charging points available in Durham and the surrounding area. A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Where can I find free parking near Durham Cathedral?
There is no Durham Cathedral parking available. However, there are plenty of places to park in Durham town centre which is just a short walk away from the Cathedral. There are a limited number of disabled parking spaces by the Cathedral, but these are available on a first come first serve basis and a Blue Badge must be displayed.
Do I need to display a Blue Badge to park in a disabled parking bay at Durham Cathedral?
Yes, you do. Remember to always display your Blue Badge clearly if you are parking in an accessible parking bay at Durham Cathedral.
Is there a bus from Durham railway station to the Cathedral?
There is a ‘hop on hop off’ Cathedral Bus that runs throughout the day between the bus and train stations to the Cathedral.
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Latest Durham Cathedral parking reviews
Easy to find, close to our hotel and the centre of Durham.Lisa
Easy to find, close to city's centre, no negative issues... perfect.Michael
Friendly owners. The drive is on a slope would need wheel blocks for long term parking.Yueyang
Brilliant little spot to park if you are visiting Durham - safe and secure and I will definitely use again Thanks JonathanJonathan
Great communication with the owner. Good, safe location close to where I needed to be (parking permit area.)Andrea
Easy to find. Very safe and just a short river walk to the town. Brilliant.Colin
Fab spot very easy to find great city centre parkingNicola
Close to city centre and good valueJonathan
Quiet spot. 15 min pleasant walk into town centreJonathan