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The Prime Minister has announced a delay in the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
See Youtube: Prime Minister's Coronavirus press conference (14 June 2021) for details.

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).

Barnard Castle car parks

Information about car parks in the Barnard Castle.


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.

Long stay

Car park nameOpening hoursTariffCapacityLocation
Queen Street (Hole in the Wall)Monday to Sunday 24 hoursMonday to Sunday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Up to four hours: £1
Over four hours: £1.50
Three Month Season Ticket: £50
12 Month Season Ticket: £175.00
65 vehiclesHole In The Wall
Queen Street
Barnard Castle
DL12 8GB

Short stay

Car park nameOpening hoursTariffCapacityLocation
GalgateMonday to Sunday 24 hoursMonday to Sunday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Up to one hour: 80p
One to two hours: £1.20
Up to four hours: £2.50
Over four hours: £5
Coaches: Free
HGVs: 6.00pm - 8.00am: £4
175 vehicles
Five coaches
Overnight parking for HGV's
Barnard Castle
DL12 8EJ

Report a problem with a car park

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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