West Malling Parking
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West Malling is a small town in Kent which is home to around 2,500 people. The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour was filmed around West Malling in 1967, and the town is thought to have been the site of the first recorded cricket match in Kent.
The town used to have its own Royal Air Force station which was in use during the First World War and then again from 1930 to 1969. On the site where the RAF West Malling used to be, you will now find the Kings Hill civil parish.
The famous Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson was stationed at the RAF West Malling during the Second World War. He was the leader of the Dam Busters raid which saw the destruction of two large dams in Germany in 1943.
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You will find several options for West Malling parking across a number of car parks in the area.
The Ryarsh Lane car park is accessible only with a season ticket and charging hours are from Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm. Otherwise, anyone can use it for free. The maximum stay during charging hours is 8 hours, or 23 hours outside of charging hours. This car park has CCTV and allows a maximum vehicle height of 2 metres.
The High Street car park uses a pay and display parking system. The charging period is from Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5:30 pm. It is free outside of these hours, and on all bank holidays. The maximum stay is 4 hours, and you cannot return within 3 hours of leaving. This car park has CCTV and allows a maximum vehicle height of 2 metres. The cost of using this car park is as follows:
- Up to 30 minutes: 40p
- Up to 1 hour: 70p
- Up to 2 hours: £1.40
- Up to 3 hours: £2.10
- Up to 4 hours: £3.20
There is also a car park at the Manor Park Country Park. There are 100 parking spaces in this car park, including 5 disabled spaces, as well as 30 spaces in an overflow car park nearby. From Monday to Friday, it costs £1.30 per day to park here. During the weekend and on bank holidays, it costs £2 per day to park here.
The Leybourne Lakes Country Park has its own car park which is open from 7:30am until dusk. You can park in this car park all day, but you should leave before the car park closes. If you don’t move your car before closing, it will be locked overnight, and you may face a parking ticket. The cost of parking in this car park is £1.20 for under 4 hours, and £4 for over 4 hours of parking.
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St Leonard's Tower is thought to be the only remaining part of a castle that was built between 1077 and 1108 by Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester, who founded St Mary’s Abbey. Others think it might have been built by the Bishop Odo of Bayeux, who was the half-brother of William the Conqueror.
Near St Leonard's Tower is the Manor Park Country Park. It stretches over 52 acres and has a café and a picnic area, walking trails and routes, and a children’s play area. The park is open from 9am to 9pm during the summer, and it closes at dusk during the winter. The Manor Park Café is open on Fridays from 11am to 4pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. There are also accessible toilets and a car park.
The Leybourne Lakes Country Park is about 7-minutes’ drive from West Malling. Here, you’ll find a café open from 11am to 3pm daily during summer holidays, weekends and bank holidays, as well as a picnic area, toilets, play area, cycling and walking paths. You can go windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, scuba diving and open water swimming at the Leybourne Lakes Water Sports Centre.
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By Train: The West Malling train station services the southeastern line.
By Bus: Several bus lines run through West Malling, including 54X, 55X, 58 Connect, 70, 72, 215, 558, 570, 575, 576, 582, 587, and 588.
By Car: West Malling is located just off the A228 where it intersects with the M20. The town is about an hour’s drive from central London.
Disabled Parking in West Malling
You will find disabled parking in West Malling in most council-run car parks. Blue badge holders can park for free in disabled parking bays in council-run car parks for up to 23 hours.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to West Malling, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
The nearest electric charging stations can be found in the nearby area of Kings Hill.
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 West Malling located?
West Malling is located in the Kent area where the M20 and the A228 intersect. It’s about an hour’s drive from central London.
What is there to do in West Malling?
You could visit the historic St Leonard's Tower, which is thought to be nearly a thousand years old. Otherwise, you’re surrounded by beautiful parks like the Manor Park Country Park and the Leybourne Lakes Country Park. If you don’t mind a bit of a trip, you’re only an hour’s drive from London.
Has anyone famous ever lived in West Malling?
During the Second World War, the Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson was stationed at the RAF West Malling. He led the famous Dam Busters raid in 1943, where bouncing bombs were used to destroy two dams and cause extensive flooding across the Ruhr area of Germany. He was awarded the Victoria Cross and completed over 170 operations before he was killed in action in 2944.
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