Parking locations & charges

Here you will find your nearest council-managed car park in Northumberland and can check the charges and restrictions that apply.

The latest information about parking in Northumberland and how it is affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This information was last updated 24 June 2020.

The council has taken a phased approach to re-opening its coastal and visitor car parks as public safety remains a top priority.
 
We have had to take into account:
  • the ability to socially distance both within the carpark and the surrounding area
  • the impact on and the views of the local community
  • where vehicles might otherwise park and cause problems if the car park remained shut
Car parks that charge to park will continue to do so. The council will keep the car park openings under review and the situation may change depending on local or national developments. 

PLEASE NOTE: The only car park that remains closed at the moment is the one located at Paddlers Park in Amble. This car park will reopen when Paddlers Park does.
Here you will find your nearest council-managed car park in Northumberland and can check the charges and restrictions that apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Car park closures due to lastest coronavirus guidance:

This information was last updated 24 June 2020.

The council has taken a phased approach to re-opening its coastal and visitor car parks as public safety remains a top priority.
 
We have had to take into account:
  • the ability to socially distance both within the carpark and the surrounding area
  • the impact on and the views of the local community
  • where vehicles might otherwise park and cause problems if the car park remained shut
Car parks that charge to park will continue to do so. The council will keep the car park openings under review and the situation may change depending on local or national developments. 

PLEASE NOTE: The only car park that remains closed at the moment is the one located at Paddlers Park in Amble. This car park will reopen when Paddlers Park does.

Please note: Some free short stay car parks require a parking disc. You can pick one up in lots of places or use a disc from another council if you already have one. Find out about parking discs and check our parking location maps in the other parking location information section below.
Long stay parking:
  • Pay and display charges apply 24 hours per day, Monday to Sunday including bank holidays
  • You can park for up to 72 hours (Monday to Sunday including bank holidays) but you must remove your vehicle for a period of 6 hours or more before returning.  Time limit applies to all types of parking bay
 
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost
Alnmouth Railway Station (Northbound) All day No £1.50 - upto 24 hours
£3.00 -  upto 48 hours
£4.50 - upto 72 hours
Short stay parking time limits:
  • Car parks - 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday including bank holidays
  • On-street - 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday including bank holidays
Long stay parking:
  • All day car parks - You can park for up to 24 hours (Monday to Sunday including bank holidays) but you must remove your vehicle for a period of 4 hours or more before returning.  Time limit applies to all types of parking bay
 
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Bondgate Hill Cobbles 2 hours Yes Free Some bays suitable for motorhomes
 
Bondgate Within 30 minutes or upto 2 hours Yes Free Some bays have a 30 minute time limit, please check local signage
Clayport Street 2 hours Yes Free  
Fenkle Street 2 hours Yes Free Some bays suitable for motorhomes
Market Street 2 hours Yes Free  
Pottergate 3 hours Yes Free  
Dispensary Street All day No Free Some bays suitable for motorhomes
Greenwell Road (A) 3 hours Yes Free Designated motorhome parking bays available
Greenwell Road (B) All day No Free  
Greenwell Road (C) All day No Free  
Greenwell Road (D) 3 hours Yes Free Designated coach parking bays available
Greenwell Road (E) All day No Free  
Pottergate New Row All day No Free  
Roxburgh Place All day No Free Some bays suitable for motorhomes
Time limits apply from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday (including bank holidays)
 
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Station Yard North 2 hours No Free  
Station Yard South All day No Free  
Cricket Club All day No Free  
Dairy House All day No Free  
John Street All day No Free  
Wansbeck Square All day No Free  
Haldane Street All day No Free  
Park Road All day No Free  
Woodhorn Road All day No Free  
Short stay parking time limits:
  • Car parks - 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday including bank holidays
  • On-street - 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday including bank holidays
Long stay parking:
  • All day car parks (except Berwick Railway Station) - You can park for up to 24 hours (Monday to Sunday including bank holidays) but you must remove your vehicle for a period of 4 hours or more before returning
  • Berwick Railway Station - You can park for up to 72 hours (Monday to Sunday including bank holidays) but you must remove your vehicle for a period of 6 hours or more before returning
  • Time limit applies to all types of parking bay
  • Pay and display charges apply 24 hours per day, Monday to Sunday including bank holidays in Berwick Railway Station car park
  
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Hide Hill 1 hour Yes Free  
Bridge Street 2 hours Yes Free  
Chapel Street 2 hours Yes Free  
Chapel Street car park 2 hours Yes Free  
Church Street 2 hours Yes Free  
Eastern Lane car park 2 hours Yes Free  
Sandgate 2 hours Yes Free  
Castlegate car park 3 hours Yes Free  
Parade 3 hours Yes Free  
Waugh Place car park 3 hours Yes Free  
Woolmarket 3 hours Yes Free  
Woolmarket car park 3 hours Yes Free  
Wallace Green 3 hours Yes Free  
Castlegate long stay All day No Free  
Castlegate overflow All day No Free Some bays suitable for motorhomes
Coxons Lane All day No Free Some bays suitable for motorhomes
Foul Ford All day No Free  
Quayside All day No Free Some bays suitable for motorhomes
Berwick Railway Station All day No £3.50*  

* 20 minutes free in designated bays only.
Alternative free long stay parking is available in the Castlegate overflow car park
The ticket machines at Berwick Railway Station accept cash and card payments

 Car park map
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Freehold Street All day No Free  
High Street All day No Free  
Keel Row All day No Free  
King Street All day No Free  
Blyth Sports Centre All day No Free Desginated coach parking bays available

We have a range of pay and display and free coastal car parks from as far north as Berwick stretching down the Northumberland coast to Seaton Sluice.

Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Links Road, Bamburgh All day No 3 hrs
£3.50
All day
£5.50
 
Designated coach parking bays available (also suitable for motorhomes)
4 hrs - £6
All day - £8
Beadnell All day No 1 hr free
3 hrs £1.50
All day
£3.00
 
High Newton car park All day No Free  
Mermaid, Blyth All day No Free Designated coach parking bays available
Ranch Links, Blyth All day No Free  
Beachway, Blyth All day No Free  
Fountain Head, Seaton Sluice All day No Free  
Old Hartley, Seaton Sluice All day No Free  
Church Point car park, Newbiggin All day No Free Designated coach parking bays available
Craster car park, Low Newton car park, Newton Steads car park All day No £1 per hr or £4 all day  
Chare Ends car park, Holy Island All day No 3 hrs £3.50
All day £5.50
 
Green Lane car park, Holy Island All day No 4 hrs 
£6
All Day
£8
Coaches and Blue Badge holder parking only (Blue Badge free of charge)

 
Station Yard, Seahouses All day No 1 hr free
2 hrs £2.40
3hrs £3.50
All day £5.50
Designated coach parking bays available
4 hrs - £6
All day - £8

Station Yard Overflow car park suitable for Motorhomes
Charges apply from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday (including bank holidays).
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further Information
Corbridge Village car park All day No Free  
Church Lane
Hill Street
St Helens Street
Front Street
Watling Street
Princes Street
Main Street
Well Bank
3 hours No 30 min free
1 hr £0.50
2 hrs £0.80
3 hrs £1.20

 
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Middle Farm All day No Free  
Smithy Square All day No Free  
Manor Walks  4-6* Hrs No Free Manor Walks car park is managed by Excel Parking Services Limited.
 *Click here to visit the Manor Walks website for more information about parking.
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Fair Hill All day No Free  
Lanty’s Lonnen All day No Free  
Railway Station All day No Free  
Short stay parking time limits:
  • Car parks - 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday including bank holidays
  • On-street - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday including bank holidays (see local signage for  variations)
Long stay parking:
  • All day car parks - You can park for up to 24 hours (Monday to Sunday including bank holidays) but you must remove your vehicle for a period of 4 hours or more before returning.  Time limit applies to all types of parking bay
 
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Market Place 1 hour Yes Free  
Beaumont Street 2 hours Yes Free  
Market Street 2 hours Yes Free  
Priestpopple 2 hours Yes Free  
St Marys Wynd 2 hours Yes Free  
Wentworth short stay (red bays only) 2 hours Yes Free  
Gilesgate 3 hours Yes Free  
Loosing Hill 3 hours Yes Free  
Wentworth medium stay (blue bays only) 4 hours Yes Free Some bays suitable for motorhomes
Gilesgate long stay All day No Free  
Hexham Fire Station All day No Free  
Tyne Green All day No Free Suitable for motorhomes
Tyne Mills All day No Free  
Wentworth long stay (white bays only) All day No Free Some bays suitable for motorhomes
 
Wentworth HGV and coach park All day No 4 hrs £4
All day
£6
Please note that charges apply all day, everyday including bank holidays.
Visiting coaches from outside Tynedale may park free of charge

There are also a number of private parking providers in Hexham.
 
Parking place Max stay Control method
Aldi car park 90 minutes CCTV
Homebase car park 2 hours CCTV
Tesco car park 3 hours CCTV
Beales car park 3 hours Pay and display
Marks & Spencer car park 4 hours Pay and display
Corbridge Road car park All day Pay and display
Hexham Station car park All day Pay and display
Short stay parking time limits:
  • Car parks - 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday including bank holidays
Long stay parking:
  • All day car parks (except Morpeth Railway Station) - You can park for up to 24 hours (Monday to Sunday including bank holidays) but you must remove your vehicle for a period of 4 hours or more before returning
  • Morpeth Railway Station - You can park for up to 72 hours (Monday to Sunday including bank holidays) but you must remove your vehicle for a period of 6 hours or more before returning.  Please note this is now a pay and display car park.
  • Time limit applies to all types of parking bay
  • *Staithes Lane Car Park opening hours - 8am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm, Sunday. All vehicles left in the car park at closing time will be locked in until the following morning.
 
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Back Riggs 3 hours Yes Free  
Castle Square 3 hours Yes Free  
Corporation Yard 3 hours Yes Free  
Dacre Street 3 hours Yes Free  
Newmarket East 3 hours Yes Free  
Newmarket West 3 hours Yes Free  
St James short stay
(red bays only)
3 hours Yes Free  
Stanley Terrace North 3 hours Yes Free  
Stanley Terrace South 3 hours Yes Free  
The Terrace short stay
(red bays only)
3 hours Yes Free  
Whalebone Lane (A) 3 hours Yes Free  
Whalebone Lane (B) 3 hours Yes Free  
Whalebone Lane (C) 3 hours Yes Free  
Whalebone Lane (D) 3 hours Yes Free  
Greys Yard All day No Free  
Matheson's Gardens All day No Free  
Morpeth Railway Station All day No £3.00  
St James long stay
(white bays only)
All day No Free  
Staithes Lane* All day No Free  
The Terrace long stay
(white bays only)
All day No Free  
Short stay parking time limits:
  • Car parks - 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday including bank holidays
  • On-street - 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday including bank holidays
Long stay parking:
  • All day car parks - You can park for up to 24 hours (Monday to Sunday including bank holidays) but you must remove your vehicle for a period of 4 hours or more before returning.  Time limit applies to all types of parking bay
 
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Thornhill Road (Short Stay) 3 hours Yes Free  
Thornhill Road (Long Stay) All day No Free  
Merton Way South (Short Stay) 3 hours Yes Free  
Merton Way North All day No Free Suitable for motorhomes
Merton Way South (Long Stay) All day No Free  


 
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Fair View All day No Free  
Neale Street All day No Free  
Oaklands All day No Free  
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Beggars Rigg All day No Free  
Cowhaugh car All day No Free Designated coach parking bays
Some bays suitable for motorhomes
Parking place Max stay Parking disc required Cost Further information
Padgepool Place All day No Free  
Ramsey's Lane All day No Free  
Wooler Bus Station 2 hours No Free Designated coach parking bays available
Here you will find out about parking discs and ticket machines, car park maps, parking large vehicles like motor homes and trading in car parks.

You will need to display a parking disc, set at the time you arrive, in our short stay parking places in Alnwick, Berwick, Hexham, Morpeth and Ponteland. The long stay car parks don’t require a disc.

Parking discs cost £1 each and you can get one from:
  • libraries
  • tourist information centres
  • customer information centres
  • local businesses - see the signage on display in the car parks which list all nearby disc stockists
Parking discs issued with Blue Badges or from other local authorities can also be used. 

Remember to check the signs when you park for the time limits that apply and other parking information.
View our town centre parking maps below: Or you can view our countywide maps - some areas aren’t yet included because the maps are still under construction:
We maintain our pay and display machines regularly but technical issues are sometimes unavoidable. If you’re parking where a ticket machine isn’t working, follow these steps:
  1. Check for other ticket machines in the parking area and buy a pay and display ticket.
  2. Call 0345 600 6400 to report the fault - if you can, with the fault description, location and ticket machine number.
  3. If you couldn’t buy a ticket from a different machine, clearly display a note on your vehicle dashboard stating the ticket machine was out of order at the time of your arrival. If you have reported the fault, please also state this on the note.
You may still receive a penalty charge notice, sometimes called a parking ticket, but following these steps will help prevent this.
We’ve highlighted the car parks in Northumberland that can accommodate large vehicles in the locations and charges section above.

It’s important vehicles only park in bays of an appropriate size. If you’re using our off-street pay and display car parks, it’s fine to take up more than one bay providing you pay for all of the bays you are using.

We are currently looking to improve parking facilities within a number of car parks to allow for dedicated motor home parking bays.

The car parks in Northumberland country parks are also suitable for parking large vehicles and motor homes.

Please note: cooking, camping and sleeping are not allowed in any of our car parks.

We allow mobile traders to sell certain goods in some of our NCC managed parking places, this is subject to the trader obtaining a licence granted by the council and a valid street trading consent.

The right to trade from these locations are awarded on a three-year cycle by way of submitting a sealed bid for each consecutive year in the period advertised.

 Trading licences expire on 31 March at the end of the three year period.

To find locations where we allow trading together with what can be sold and when the licences are due to expire, click here. 

Available Trading Concessions are advertised on the corporate contract portal: click here to visit the contract portal.

Please note: you need to register as a supplier before you can submit your tender. 

Tenders will not be considered if there are any outstanding trading licence fees from any previous licence periods.

Motorcycles are exempt from charges when parking in on-street and off-street pay and display bays.

Motorcycles are also exempt from displaying a disc in disc parking places.

Please note that Motorcycles are NOT exempt from the time limits in force in the place where they park. 

Where possible motorcyclists should aim to park within designated motorcycle bays, however where this is not possible, they can park within a marked parking bay.

For example a motorcycle may park in an ordinary bay within a 3 hour time limited disc parking car park. They do not need to display a parking disc but they must not park for longer than three hours.  

Motorcycles cannot park within disabled bays, loading bays, taxi ranks, on yellow lines, bus stops, residents only streets, permit holders only bays (without a permit) or adjacent to a dropped kerb.