Free & Paid Parking in Harrogate

Free & Paid Parking in Harrogate

Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire. The spa water – which contains iron, sulphur, and salt – was discovered in the 16th century and was known as ‘The English Spa’ in the Georgian era. The town grew from two smaller settlements merging.

Because of the spa history, lots of 19th century architecture still remains including the Royal Bath Hospital, Royal Pump Room, St Wilfrid’s (which is Grade I listed), and the Royal Hall Theatre (Grade II listed and the only surviving Kursaal in Britain).

Harrogate was home of engineer and inventor Samson Fox who perfected the creation of water gas. He trialled it on his own home, making it the first house in Yorkshire to have gas lighting and heating. This was eventually expanded to supply all of the town, and Fox was said to have ‘captured the sunlight for Harrogate’.

Nowadays, the focus of Harrogate’s business is in conference and exhibition industries – the Harrogate International Centre draws the bulk of visitors to town. There are many shops, restaurants, and hotel to cater for visitors – the Montpellier quarter is big for both shopping and nightlife.

The Great Yorkshire showground is centre of Harrogate’s agricultural industry. Events include the Great Yorkshire Show, Countryside Live, and Harrogate Flower Show.

Attractions of Harrogate include the spa, many parks like Harlow Carr Gardens and The Stray, and the town is only 13 miles away from the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It’s also the home of Yorkshire Tea and Harrogate Spring Water.

The population of Harrogate is over 75,000, which is bolstered by 350,000 annual visitors. This can make it quite difficult to find parking, especially for free or cheap. On this page, we have gathered all of the free options in Harrogate to make your trip easier.

Free Parking in Harrogate

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Residential Streets

The best way to find free parking in any town is to make like a local and park on unrestricted residential streets. This is difficult if you’re unfamiliar with an area, so we’ve made lists of all of the unrestricted streets to the north, east, south, and west of Harrogate centre. We’ve also included postcodes and walking distances.


Parking in the north of Harrogate is the closest you can get to the city centre, as well as being convenient for getting to the Convention Centre.

• Back Dragon Road HG1 5BB – 0.7 miles
• Kent Avenue HG1 2ES – 0.7 miles
• St Lukes Avenue HG1 2EH – 0.7 miles
• Hollins Crescent HG1 2JG – 0.7 miles
• Oakdale Avenue HG1 2JP – 0.8 miles
• Portland Crescent HG1 2TR – 0.8 miles
• Coppice Gate HG1 2DR – 0.9 miles
• Regent Grove HG1 4BN – 0.9 miles


The residential streets to the east of Harrogate are convenient for the Harrogate Town AFC grounds and the Harrogate District Hospital. The route into town will take you through The Stray, making it a pleasant walk.

• Coach Road HG1 4SW – 0.8 miles
• St Clements Road HG2 8LX – 1.1 miles
• St Catherines Road HG2 8JZ – 1.2 miles
• St Hildas Road HG2 8JY – 1.2 miles
• St Nicholas Road HG2 7PX – 1.3 miles
• Birstwith Road HG1 4TG – 1.3 miles
• St Andrews Crescent HG2 7RT – 1.3 miles
• Jesmond Road HG1 4RZ – 1.4 miles
• Malden Road HG1 4SF – 1.4 miles
• Rydal Road HG1 4SQ – 1.5 miles
• Stanhope Drive HG2 7RE – 1.5 miles


Residential streets in the south of Harrogate are a fairly short walk from the town centre.

• West Cliffe Grove HG2 0PL – 0.6 miles
• West Cliffe Terrace HG2 0PU – 0.7 miles
• West Cliffe Mews HG2 0PY – 0.7 miles
• Rutland Road HG1 2PY – 0.7 miles
• St Georges Road HG2 9BS – 0.8 miles
• St James Drive HG2 8HT – 0.8 miles
• Park Avenue South HG2 9BE – 0.8 miles
• Warwick Crescent HG2 8JA – 0.9 miles
• Westbourne Avenue HG2 9BD – 0.9 miles
• Rayleigh Road HG2 8QR – 1.1 miles
• Wheatlands Road East HG2 8PX – 1.2 miles


Parking to the west of the city will put you near the Valley Gardens and Royal Pump Room Museum, which you will walk by on your way to the centre.

• Clarence Drive HG1 2QE – 0.5 miles
• Duchy Road HG1 2EY – 0.7 miles
• Ebor Rise HG1 2QJ – 0.7 miles
• Heath Grove HG2 0PX – 0.8 miles
• Kent Road North HG1 2EX – 0.9 miles
• Lascelles Road HG2 0LA – 0.9 miles
• Florence Road HG2 0LD – 0.9 miles
• Rutland Drive HG1 2NS – 0.9 miles
• Kent Road HG1 2NH – 1.2 miles

When parking in residential streets, be courteous of the people who live there by keeping noise down, particularly in the evening. The usual on-street rules apply including not obstructing driveways or entrances, and not parking on double-yellow lines.

Free Overnight & Sunday Parking in Harrogate

All of the following roads are free overnight from 6pm-9am Monday-Saturday, and all day Sunday:

• Esplanade HG2 0LN – 0.1 mile
• St Marys Walk HG2 0LW – 0.2 miles
• Crescent Road HG1 2RS – 0.3 miles
• Bower Street HG1 5BQ – 0.3 miles
• The Parade HG1 5ND – 0.4 miles
• Haywra Street HG1 5BJ – 0.4 miles
• Queensway HG1 5LX – 0.4 miles
• Victoria Road HG2 0EY – 0.5 miles

Cheapest Paid Parking Options in Harrogate

If you would prefer the security and convenience of a paid car park, there are still options that don’t have to break the bank. We’ve made a list of the cheapest car parks in the centre, ordered according to distance from the geographical centre.

  • West Park HG1 1HS – £1.40 for 2 hours, 4 hours maximum stay
  • West Park Multi-Storey HG1 1HS – £1.00 for 2 hours
  • Harrogate Station HG1 1TE – £2.00 for 2 hours
  • Odeon Harrogate HG1 5LB – £1.40 for 2 hours
  • Victoria Multi-Storey HG1 5LQ – £2.60 for 2 hours
  • Harrogate Arms HG1 2QU – £2.00 for 2 hours
  • Park View HG1 5LZ – £1.40 for 2 hours

We hope the information on this page can help you to find a suitable and free (or cheaper!) option for parking when you visit Harrogate.

Free and Paid Parking Near Popular Harrogate Locations

Free Parking near Harrogate Convention Centre

Free Parking near Harrogate Train Station