An amazing attraction filled with history, Winchester Cathedral is a unique day out, with lots to see and do nearby as well. Located in the city centre of Winchester, you may be wondering if Winchester Cathedral has parking. Well, although there is no official parking for the attraction, we’ve compiled some of the best nearby options below.
Best Winchester Cathedral parking
When approaching Winchester there are several car parks that can be found by following signs for city centre parking. You can also find a full list of car parks and prices on the Winchester City Council website. There are small car parks near the Cathedral, but they fill up very quickly, so if you want to be dropped off directly at the Cathedral using the park and ride is an excellent option.
One thing to consider is that Winchester is very hilly and the Cathedral is at the bottom of the town centre, so you’ll likely be walking downhill towards it and uphill away from it. As such, you may want to plan your day around this and choose a car park location that best suits where you want to end up. There are car parks throughout Winchester so you can start at the top or bottom depending on your preference.
Using Winchester Park and Ride
One great option, that will save you money on parking and avoids the hassle of finding parking in the city centre, is to use the Winchester Park and Ride. There are five car parks to choose from, with parking costing a very reasonable £3.50 for the day for one car and all occupants. Discounts are available at off-peak times.
The park and ride drops off throughout Winchester, so you can use it to visit the shopping centre or Winchester Cathedral with ease.
Does Winchester Cathedral have disabled parking?
Disabled parking is available at Park and Ride locations and the buses drop off very close to the Cathedral making this a convenient way to get around. There are also disabled spaces in car parks throughout the city, so long as you bring a blue badge. Colebrook street parking is one such option, only three minutes away.
As mentioned above, Winchester can be very hilly. However, the area surrounding the Cathedral is fairly flat and there’s plenty to do nearby, including an indoor shopping centre. So, if you have mobility issues it’s possible to avoid going uphill at all.
For more details on visiting Winchester Cathedral view their access page.
Alternatives to parking at the Winchester Cathedral
In addition to the above Winchester Cathedral parking options and the park and ride, you can also get to the destination by:
- Train: Winchester Station is on the main line from London Waterloo so is very well connected with several trains an hour. It should be noted that the Cathedral is at the bottom of a hill, so you’ll have around a 10-15 minute walk, which is uphill on the way back. Taxis are available from the station if needed.
- By bus: The main bus stations are managed by Stagecoach who have links throughout the city. Visit their website for the latest timetables.
More details on Winchester Cathedral
To find more details on free events, things to do with kids, the Christmas market and more, visit our detailed Winchester Cathedral page.