Information about Parking in Thirsk
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Thirsk is a small town in North Yorkshire, about 30 minutes’ drive from York. It is home to around 5,000 people, there is evidence of human activity in the area since the Anglo-Saxon times. The town was granted a market charter in 1145, and the weekly market is still running to this day. It was the home to the famous writer and vet James Herriot, and was the birthplace of the cricket player Thomas Lord who founded the Lord's Cricket Ground in London
It’s about 25 minutes drive from the edge of the North York Moors National Park, which stretches over 554 square miles of woodland, rivers, and valleys. In the opposite direction, about 50 minutes’ drive away, you’ll find the main entrance to the Yorkshire Dales National Park which covers around 841 square miles. Within the town, you’ll also find possibly the oldest still-operating cinema in Britain.
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Thirsk Parking Statistics
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Parking in Thirsk
You will find 6 council-run car parks in the town, offering plenty of options for Thirsk parking.
- Market Place (YO7 1LB):
- Up to 1 hour: free
- Up to 2 hours: £1
- Spaces: 174
- Disabled spaces: 12
- Electric charging stations: 1
- Millgate (YO7 1PE):
- Up to 1 hour: £1
- Up to 2 hours: £2
- Up to 3 hours: £3
- All day: £4
- Spaces: 92
- Disabled spaces: 3
- Electric charging stations: 2
- Marage (YO7 1PE):
- Up to 1 hour: £1
- Up to 2 hours: £2
- Up to 3 hours: £3
- All day: £4
- Spaces: 73
- Disabled spaces: 6
- Nursery (YO7 1FT):
- Price: £4 for all-day parking
- Spaces: 41
- Disabled spaces: 2
- Bakery (YO7 1PE):
- Price: Free (long stay)
- Spaces: 19
These car parks use pay and display machines that accept 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. Please note that they do not supply change.
If you’ll be using these car parks on a regular basis, you can save money for parking in Thirsk by purchasing a long-stay parkcard. They come in a booklet of 16 single-use scratchcards which will cost £48. You’ll just need to scratch off the date and display it in your windscreen.
Motorcycle parking is free and has no time limit in the designated motorcycle bays at the Market Place and Millgate car parks. You can still park in any regular car park, however there you will need to pay for parking as usual.
Coaches can park for free at the Millgate Coach Park from 7am to 11pm each day for up to four hours. You cannot return within an hour of leaving.
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The World Of James Herriot was the home of the vet and writer James Herriot, also known as James Alfred Wight. He wrote a series of books about animals and their owners which began with ‘If Only They Could Talk’. There were many books and movies produced based on the book series, including ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, which ran for 90 episodes. The museum will teach you all about James Herriot’s life and what it was like to live in the 1940s, with a World War 2 air-raid shelter to see.
The Ritz Cinema was built in 1912, and is still operating today, making it one of the oldest cinemas in Britain. Adult tickets cost just £6 and concessionary tickets for those under 14 and over 60 cost just £5. All tickets are also £5 for matinees and on Monday evenings.
The North York Moors National Park is about 25 minutes’ drive from Thirsk. It covers 554 square miles and is home to moorland, woodland, and rivers, as well as ruins and vantage points to enjoy the stunning views of the countryside. You’ll find the ruins of places like the 11th century Rievaulx Abbey, and can see the historic estate of Duncombe Park.
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By Train: The Thirsk train station is a 5-minute drive out of the town centre and services the Grand Central and Transpennine Express lines.
By Bus: Several bus lines run through Thirsk, including 5, 59, 60A, 70, 147, 150, and 153.
By Car: Thirsk is located near the intersection of the A61 and A19.
Disabled Parking in Thirsk
There is disabled parking available in the Market Place, Millgate, Marage, and Nursery car parks.
To search for disabled parking in Thirsk, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There are electric charging stations available in the Market Place and Millgate lines.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Where is Thirsk located?
Thirsk is located where the A61, A19 and A168 motorways meet. It’s about 30 minutes’ drive from York, and 50 minutes’ drive from Leeds.
What is there to do in Thirsk?
The Thirsk Market is held on Mondays and Saturdays at the Old Post Office Market Place from 8:30am to 3:30pm. The World Of James Herriot is the place to go if you want to learn about the famous vet and writer James Herriot. The Ritz Cinema is a cosy cinema with 200 seats, and is thought to be one of the oldest operating cinemas in Britain that was built in 1912.
What is there to see outside of town?
Thirsk is situated between the North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. These parks cover hundreds of square miles, and are filled with ruins and historical locations, rivers and valleys, hills and woodland. They’re home to iconic locations like Bolton Castle, the Cautley Spout waterfall, the Cleveland Hills, and the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. In the North York Moors National Park, you’ll find 12,000 archaeological sites and features, 700 of which are scheduled ancient monuments.
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Latest Thirsk parking reviews
Didn't leave car there, we were staying in market place pub & didn't realise it was free on Sundays so parked right outside it.Dawn