Information about Parking in Rochester
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Rochester is a city rich in heritage. The historic city was once the home of Charles Dickens as a child and then later in life when he returned as a successful author. As a result, Rochester features in the books by Dickens more than any other city, except for London. You can still see many of the buildings that are mentioned in his novels, including Restoration House from Great Expectations.
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Rochester Parking Statistics
4.1 out of 5 stars
Average parking rating for Rochester
By YourParkingSpace drivers for Rochester spaces
30 parking spaces
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Parking in Rochester
Parking in Rochester city requires a little advance planning to ensure a hassle free experience.
There are a number of car parks available in Rochester. They offer a range of long stay and short stay parking options with differing tariffs of parking fees. The car park charges are in place at all car parks between 7am and 1am. In short stay car parks in Rochester, you can park for a maximum of 5 hours. Long stay car parks allow stays of up to 18 hours.
The short stay car parks in Rochester are:
- Almon Place with 24 spaces (including 2 disabled parking bays)
- Blue Boar Lane with 131 spaces (including 7 disabled parking bays)
- Boley Hill with 22 spaces
- Cathedral Rochester with 82 spaces (including 3 disabled parking bays)
- Corporation Street with 162 spaces (including 8 disabled parking bays)
The long stay car parks in Rochester are:
- Berkeley House with 12 spaces
- Easons Yard with 43 spaces (including 3 disabled parking bays)
- High Street Farrells with 21 spaces (including 1 disabled parking bay)
- High Street Station with 23 spaces (including 1 disabled parking bay)
- King Street with 42 spaces (including 3 disabled parking bays)
- Union Street with 26 spaces
There is also Rochester Riverside Multi Storey Car Park available for long stay Rochester parking. This car park has 302 spaces, with 18 disabled parking bays available. If you are a regular visitor to Rochester, you can apply to get a season ticket for Rochester Riverside Multi Storey Car Park or any of the other long stay car parks. Additional parking is also available at shopping outlets centres.
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Rochester Airport parking
The nearest major airport to Rochester is London Southend airport, which is about 40 miles away. There is a range of parking options on site, including long-stay and short-stay car parks right next to the terminal.
Parking at London Southend airport can be expensive, and as such, travelers 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 to the airport.
The historic city of Rochester offers many things for visitors to see and do. Rochester Cathedral is a must see attraction. It was founded in 604 and is the second oldest cathedral in England. You can also explore the spectacular Rochester Castle, which offers breathtaking views from the top of one of the tallest keeps in the country. The castle was built on the highest section of Rochester’s Roman city wall in order to defend the crossing of the River Medway. The Medway Visitor Information Centre is a brilliant place to pop in to find out more about the many attractions available in Rochester. While you’re there, make sure to visit the art gallery and Huguenot Museum situated on the first floor.
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There is a railway station in Rochester, running frequent services connecting to London Victoria, Charing Cross and St Pancras International. The train line also connects to destinations in Kent such as Canterbury, Ramsgate and Gillingham.
Arriva operates a number of bus routes in Rochester city and the surrounding local area. There are frequent services linking estates and residential areas with the city centre and shopping outlets.
Disabled Parking in Rochester
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 in Rochester car parks and on street parking. You must ensure that you display your Blue Badge.
You will find electric vehicle charging points at locations in and around Rochester. A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
Most of the car parks in Rochester offer evening and overnight parking. Parking charges are in place except between the hours of 1am and 7am. 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 Rochester?
There is overnight parking available in most of the car parks in Rochester. It is worth bearing in mind that car park charges are still in place in the evening, except between the hours of 7am and 1am.
Where can I find free parking in Rochester?
There are car parking fees in place for all the car parks in Rochester. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders in disabled bays.
Do I need to apply for 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.
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Latest Rochester parking reviews
Neil was a very helpful chap, nice secure place. Thank youFrank
Good parking space, just 10-15 mins walk from the town centre, will use again.Jan
Easy to find and great parking for Rochester Christmas market, about 15-20 minutes walk from there. Got parked very easy, only thing I would say is the road that you have to turn down to get to the car park is quiet narrow, I have a Fiat 500 so it’s fine but bigger cars might struggle?Hannah
Very happy with the parking space and the price thank youTracey
Once we had found the car park, it was nice and easy.Glenn
Thank you Easy to find 2 min run to strood stationEvgeniya
Everything worked well. I would recommend this space if you don't know Rochester and just want to make sure you have a space for the day. We were attending the Art Uni Open Day and it worked for that. The turning down into the car park is a little narrow so if you have a really big car it may be a little tricky.Lisa