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Gloucester car parks

Gloucester City Council is 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. We also provide information on how blue badge holders will be able to get the 3 hours free parking now. Our car parks play a vital role in supporting the city centre economy and provide essential facilities for shoppers, tourists and businesses.​ Gloucester City Council offers 3 hours free parking for blue badge holders within all of their​ car parks (Blue badge and time clock must be clearly and securely displayed).​ 



Most of Gloucester City Council Car Parks remain open after the charging period, with the exception of Castlemeads Car Park which is locked at 7pm.

Cashless pay and stay parking

You can now pay for your parking at participating traditional pay & display car parks using your mobile phone by SMS, our smartphone applications, online or by telephone. To pay for parking or to register an account please view Gloucester City Council's cashless parking page.

Please note: This facility is not offered in GL1, Southgate Moorings, Eastgate and Kings Walk car parks.

​Height restrictions

Longsmith Street Car Park height restriction 1.83 metres all other Gloucester 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)

Motorhome parking

Motorhomes can park at the Westgate coach and car park, but you will need to take up 2 car parking spaces and pay for 2 tickets (as if paying for 2 cars), and place these clearly visible in the front window.  No o​vernight parking is permitted.

Motor Cycle Parking​​

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

  • Longsmith Street, opposite the multi storey car pa​rk​
  • Hare Lane outside Sainsbury's
  • 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.

Always check signage prior to parking​

​Civil parking enforcement - discretion policy

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

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