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Free parking after 2.00pm in Durham County Council on street and off street car parks across the county from 1 April 2021 - no ticket needed.
Offer excludes car parks at Hardwick Park in Sedgefield, Wharton Park Durham, or Riverside Park in Chester-le-Street (consisting of South Ropery Lane, North Ropery Lane and the Donald Owen Clark car parks).

Durham City car parks

This page gives you information about car parks in Durham City centre.


In line with the Government's roadmap to recovery, the free parking Covid-19 permit scheme for NHS staff, health and social care workers and NHS volunteers (critical care workers) ends on Monday 21 June 2021. Normal parking charges apply from this date.

Name of car parkOpening hoursTariffCapacityLocation
Prince Bishops (multi-storey)See Prince Bishops car park information
Providence RowMonday to Sunday 24 hours

Monday to Saturday 8.00am to 6.00pm

30p per half hour

19 vehicles

Providence Row
​DH1 1LH

03000 263 985

SidegateMonday to Sunday 24 hours

Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 10.00pm
0-2 hours: £1.60
80p per hour thereafter

107 vehicles

03000 263 985

The Riverwalk (multi-storey)See The Riverwalk car parks 1 and 2 information
Walkergate (multi-storey)See Walkergate car park information.
Durham City Park and Ride

 Durham City Park and Ride information.

LNER - Durham Railway Station LNER - Durham railway station information.

Coach parking

Coach parking is available at Belmont - see Coach parking in Durham City.

Report a problem with one of our car parks

Report a problem with a council car park online - this is for council-run car parks only (not privately owned car parks). If a car park is privately owned, contact them directly. Contact details should be displayed in the car park.

Contact us
Parking Services
03000 263 985
Our address is:
  • PO Box 568
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9GP
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