Information about Parking in Norwich
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From the Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was the largest city in England after London. Nowadays, it is a popular tourist destination and one of the UK’s top ten shopping spots. Visitors are drawn by the annual Norfolk and Norwich Arts Festival and by the city’s wealth of historical architecture.
With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder that parking in Norwich is in high demand. There are several Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) across the city, especially in areas with a high demand for on-street parking, including the city centre and areas near the University of East Anglia and the City College. In CPZs, there is no unrestricted parking: each space is designated for a particular purpose. The restrictions and charges differ across the city depending on the requirements of the locality, and spots can be hard to find. Although there is also the option of an off-street or multi-storey car park in Norwich, these tend to be quite pricey.
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Norwich Parking Statistics
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Parking in Central Norwich
Norwich city centre parking can be especially challenging because all on-street parking within the city centre is restricted and chargeable.
Charges for on-street parking in Norwich city centre are payable by cash at the Pay and Display machines. Prices are:
- Band A: £2.50 per hour
- Band B: £1.70 per hour
To know which band a space is in, and to find out which restrictions are in operation, be sure to check the Pay and Display machines and street signs.
Norwich Airport doesn’t have its own train station, so parking spaces nearby are in particularly high demand. Book in advance with YourParkingSpace to ensure your cheap, convenient parking space is waiting for you when you arrive at the airport.
Norwich is a great city in which to spend a long weekend. It is the most complete medieval city in the UK, with old cobbled streets, and more medieval churches still standing than in any other city north of the Alps. The Adam and Eve pub is believed to be the oldest pub in the city, and it is well worth a visit.
If you’re planning a city break to Norwich, make sure you don’t leave the following popular tourist spots off your itinerary:
- Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
- Norwich Cathedral
- Plantation Garden
- The Forum
However, Norwich is not just about the urban landscape. It is the only English city that is actually inside a National Park. The Broads National Park is a network of navigable rivers and lakes. It is a beloved boating holiday destination, and there are plenty of boat rental companies to choose from in Norwich and the surrounding area.
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Norwich is around three hours’ drive from central London and has easy road links to the rest of England. From the North, the A47 takes you straight into the town centre, and if you’re coming from the direction of Ipswich, take the A140.
When you arrive, you can choose between the excellent Park and Ride services, a car park in Norwich, or pre-booking a convenient space with YourParkingSpace.
The direct rail service from Cambridge to Norwich takes a little more than one hour, and there are connections via Peterborough to the Midlands, to the North of England, and to Scotland. If you’re coming from London, trains to Norwich leave London Liverpool Street Station every 30 minutes and take just under two hours.
Norwich Station is conveniently located only 10 minutes walk away from the city centre.
Whatever brings you to Norwich Station, find short or long term parking nearby at competitive prices on YourParkingSpace.
Norwich has plenty of places to charge your electric vehicle, with charge points at handy central locations including near Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Station.
For a map of all the electric vehicle charging points in Norwich and beyond, check the government’s Go Ultra Low website.
Blue Badge holders can park free of charge at the following city centre locations:
- On-street designated disabled parking bays
- Single or double yellow lines
- On-street pay and display parking bays
- On-street limited waiting bays
- On-street permit parking bays
There is also free parking for Blue Badge holders at some car parks in Norwich, while other Norwich car parks run a ‘buy one hour get one hour free’ scheme.
However, Blue Badge holders may not park in pedestrian zones, and vehicles left in pedestrian zones could receive a Penalty Charge Notice - so make sure you’re not caught out!
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
If it’s getting late and you still haven’t found a place to park, don’t panic - YourParkingSpace is here to help. Even when everything else is closed, we’re available - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
With Norwich being a popular destination for commuters, shoppers and tourists alike, visitors are always searching for parking spaces there. If you have an empty driveway, underground parking spot or garage to rent in Norwich, list it for free on YourParkingSpace. Set your price and watch the bookings roll in - you could be earning an easy extra income in no time at all.
Is parking free on Saturdays in Norwich?
Parking is very tightly controlled in Norwich and most Controlled Parking Zones outside the city centre have Pay and Display meters operating until 6:30pm, even on Saturdays. City centre parking restrictions operate 24 hours a day.
Is parking free on Sundays in Norwich?
Some streets outside the city centre have unrestricted parking on Sundays. Finding free Norwich city centre parking on Sundays is more difficult, though, because inside the city centre, the Controlled Parking Zone operates every day of the week - even on Sundays.
Is there free parking after 6pm in Norwich?
If you don’t mind going a bit further outside the city centre, there is some on-street car parking in the Norwich suburbs on which restrictions are lifted at 6.30pm. The city centre Controlled Parking Zone, on the other hand, operates 24 hours a day.
Is it difficult to find a parking space in Norwich?
Finding on-street car parking in Norwich town centre can be a challenge. However, there are several off-street car parks around the city, including at the shopping centres and retail parks, and Norwich is also served by five Park and Ride schemes.
If none of these options quite fit the bill, YourParkingSpace has a great selection of cheap parking in Norwich available to book immediately.
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Latest Norwich parking reviews
Easy parking on a well-maintained site. Being local, I have just invested in the £30 annual ticket. Great value!Ian
No issues, would use again.Alex
Toilets and Bins available. Cash or mobile to pay for parkingJames
Near train station. Seems safe to park. Easy internet access and booking .Christine
Good signage and easy to pay by phone. Lovely place to walkRebekah
Great parking space, good location and looks like a safe space. Easy to use, as you get all the info via email and the owner does not have to be involved. Just take care to drive through the designated areas as I have punctured my tire on the fold down parking post.Viktoras
Small car park. Gets very busy later in the day & a tendency for other cars to park all over the place. Reasonable price.Rebecca