Information about Parking in Garstang
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Garstang is a small town which is home to around 5,000 residents, and is located about 20 minutes’ drive north of Preston. It is known for being the Fair Trade Town in the world, after the campaign was first launched here by Bruce Crowther and the Garstang Oxfam Group in 2001.
Each year, Garstang hosts the Garstang Show. This is the leading one-day agriculture and horticulture show in the North West of England. Each year, it sees around 15,000 visitors, and has been held for over 200 years. The show has a circus, and Cumbrian Axemen, and also has competitions for horses, sheep, cattle, horticulture, goats, and farm dogs.
Garstang also hosts the annual Garstang Arts and Music Festival, which has run for 25 years and is held every August. The festival runs over 10 days and has live outdoor concerts, street entertainers, dances, jazz bands, folk music, art exhibitions and a variety of workshops. Local shops also put artwork in their windows to create an ‘art walk’. Since 2011, there has even been a hugely popular Town Crier competition.
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Parking in Garstang
If you’re looking for parking in Garstang, the Wyre council operates a car park on High Street. This park has 124 spaces in total, with 11 disabled parking spaces, and 4 motorcycle bays. The daytime charging hours are from 8am to 6pm. During the day, up to 1 hour of parking will cost £1, up to 3 hours of parking will cost £2, and an all-day parking pass will cost £3.50. Overnight fees apply from 6pm to 8am, and overnight parking will cost a flat rate of £2.
You can also apply for a residents parking permit to use on High Street. The permit has a clock face which will display a clock face so you can use it to show the time of your arrival, as well as the registration number of your vehicle. Once you arrive, you will be able to park for up to a maximum of 3 hours before you need to purchase a pay and display parking ticket.
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About 30 minutes’ drive away is Blackpool where you’ll find Blackpool Zoo and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The beach is home to the only Nickelodeon Land in the UK, where you’ll find rollercoasters, rides, and even a water park, all right beside the ocean. Just a couple of minutes drive south along the coast is St Anne’s Beach. There, you can enjoy seafront gardens, a splash park for the kids, beach huts, a pier, and a number of bars, beachfront huts, restaurants and cafés.
The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretches over 803 square kilometres of Lancashire. It hosts events like the Bowland Dark Skies Festival, where you can check out a pop-up planetarium, go on nature walks, listen to talks, and go stargazing. Be sure to check out the historic Grade I listed Browsholme Hall, or go fishing for as little as £5 a day. There is also a wide range of trails to explore, whether you’re walking, cycling, or riding a horse. If you want to get out and see the outdoors from your bike, you can follow a 3-day 120km route which will lead you past plenty of places to eat during the day, and accommodation to stay in overnight.
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By Bus: Several bus lines run through Garstang, including 40, 41, 42, 512, 529, 651, 940 and 942.
By Car: Garstang is located just off the M6, about 20 minutes’ drive north of Preston.
Disabled Parking in Garstang
There are 11 disabled parking spaces in the council-run car park on High Street.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Garstang, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
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Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
The High Street car park is open overnight, and parking here from 6pm to 8am will only cost you a flat rate of £2.
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Where is Garstang located?
Garstang sits about 20 minutes’ drive north of Preston in northern England.
What is there to do near Garstang?
If you’re looking for a sunny afternoon at the beach, Blackpool is about 30 minutes’ drive away. Along the coast there, you’ll find miles upon miles of sandy beach. Further inland is the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can enjoy over 800 square kilometres of beautiful countryside. If you want to hit the town, Preston is home to places like the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, the Ribble Steam Railway and Museum, and the beautiful Preston Golf Club.
What is Garstang known for?
Garstang was the very first place in the world to become a Fair Trade Town in 2001. Bruce Crowther and the Garstang Oxfam Group launched the campaign, which saw Garstang develop links with Fair Trade cocoa farming communities in West Africa. Today, there are Fair Trade Towns in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, the Uk and the US.
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