Gloucester city car parks



We are responsible for 13 pay and display car parks and 2 pay on foot car parks including 3 multi-storey car parks providing approximately 2,275 parking spaces across the city.

Location of car parks

For the location of car parks within the city, please see our map of car parks.

All of our car parks have been awarded a Park Mark for safer parking. 

Opening and charging hours

Most of our council car parks remain open after the charging period, with the exception of Castlemeads car park which is locked at 7pm.

For details on opening and charging hours click on the parking symbol on our map or the car park name under the heading related links. 

Cashless pay and display parking

You can now pay for your parking using your mobile phone by SMS, our smartphone applications, online or by telephone.

To pay for parking or to register an online account please view Gloucester City Council's cashless parking.

Please note: Cashless payment is not available at Eastgate GL1, Kings Walk and Southgate Moorings car parks.

All of our pay and display machines allow you to pay for parking with debit and credit cards. Some machines also take coins.

Blue badge parking 

Blue Badge holders can park free of charge for up to 3 hours in all our council car parks.

You'll need to register for a Blue Badge car park permit for 3 hours free parking with automatic entry to Eastgate shopping centre and Kings walk car park.

How to display your badge

You must display the badge on the dashboard or facia panel, where it can be clearly read through the front windscreen. The front of the badge should face upwards, showing the hologram. The side showing the photograph should not be visible through the windscreen.

Motorhome parking

Motorhomes can park at the Westgate coach and car park.

You will need to take up 2 car parking spaces and pay for 2 tickets as if paying for 2 cars. You must display the ticket on the dashboard, where it can be clearly read through the front windscreen. No overnight parking is permitted.

Motorcycle parking​​

​​​​​Free motorcycle car parking is available at:​​​​

  • Hare lane outside Sainsbury's
  • Longsmith street, opposite the multi storey car pa​rk​
  • St Michaels Square car park in designated area

Parking charges apply in all other city council car parks and on-street pay and display bays. Motorcycles are not permitted to enter or park in the pedestrian zone.

Height restrictions

Longsmith Street car park height restriction 1.83 metres, Kings Walk car park 1.85 metres and Castlemeads 2.0 metres, all other city council car parks have height restrictions (2.03 metres) except for:

  • Gloucester Leisure Centre - GL1
  • Hampden Way
  • Hare Lane North
  • Hare Lane South
  • Ladybellegate Street
  • Westgate car park (height barrier is opened 7am – 7pm)

​Civil parking enforcement policy

Guidance policies for the enforcement and cancellation of penalty charge notices​.