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Car parks

Locations, charges and parking information

Free parking at Christmas

Free parking* is available in Lancaster City Council pay and display car parks in Lancaster and Morecambe town centres on the following dates and times:

All day After 5pm (until 8am Friday morning)
Sunday 27 November Thursday 1 December
Sunday 4 December Thursday 8 December
Sunday 11 December Thursday 15 December
Sunday 18 December Thursday 22 December
*Normal charges apply at Marketgate and other privately operated car parks.
*Normal charges also apply to on-street pay and display parking in Lancaster.
*St Nicholas Arcades car park is locked at 9.15pm Thursday, 5pm Sundays.

Car park locations

Electric vehicle charging points

Blue Badge parking

Safer parking

The Safer Parking Scheme is a national standard for UK car parks that have low crime and measures in place to ensure the safety of people and vehicles. A Park Mark is awarded to each car park that achieves the challenging standards.

Parking charges

Cashless parking

  • RingGo cashless parking is available in all Lancaster City Council pay and display car parks. 
  • Card payments are accepted in the following car parks: Library (02M), Pedder (03M), Marine 1 (21M), Festival Market (18M), Goods Yard (20M), Bay Arena (16M), Cable St (11L), Nelson St (09L), St Nics (01L), St Nics (03L), Charterhouse (20L), Moor Mills 1 (08L), Moor Mills 2 (18L), Lower St Leonardgate (05L), Upper St Leonardgate (06L), Dallas Road (15L), Marine 3 (23M), Spring Garden (10L), Auction Mart (14L), Westview (11M), Williamson Park.

Motorcycle parking

Motorcycles are exempt from pay and display charges in any city council pay and display car park in Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham, but are NOT exempt from the county council on-street pay and display parking bays.

Motorhome parking

For motorhome parking locations and details of camping and caravan sites with motorhome facilities please see our motorhome parking guide .

Contact us

For any car park related issues, please contact us at

Lancaster City Council car parks - Lancaster

Lancaster City Council car parks - Morecambe

Last updated: 24 November 2022

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