Car parks and charges

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Click on the car parks radio button to see the available car parks in the Darlington Town Centre area.

  • Blue (short stay) and yellow (mixed/long stay) icons are council owned facilities
  • red are private car parks.

You can also download a pdf for the available parking facilities [pdf document] and a pdf station map [pdf document].

On street car parking

Charges apply either Monday to Friday OR Monday to Saturday depending on the street (please check the on street tariff signage).

There are on street short stay pay and display parking places in: Barnard Street, Beaumont Street, Duke Street, East Raby Street, East Row, Gladstone Street, Grange Road, Hargreave Terrace, Horsemarket, Kendrew Street, Larchfield Street, Napier Street, North Lodge Terrace, Northumberland Street, Park Place, Powlett Street, Primrose Street, Raby Street, South Arden Street, Victoria Embankment, Victoria Road, West Powlett Street and Winston Street.

Most on street parking places are limited to a maximum of two hours (no return within one hour) except Grange Road and Northumberland Street which are three hours (no return within one hour) and East Row and Horsemarket which are 30 mins (no return within one hour).
Once you have purchased a ticket you cannot top up your time - once your ticket has expired you must leave the street and not return within one hour. This is to prevent vehicles parking for extended periods of time and to ensure visitors to the town centre have the opportunity to park close to nearby businesses. 

Off street car parking and charges

Charges apply to all motorists, including blue badge holders, in council operated car parks.

There are short stay and long stay off street car parks surrounding the town centre, their location and charges are below. Paybyphone operates in all council off street car parks except Feethams. Most council car parks are covered by 24 hour CCTV surveillance.

Larger vehicles may use more than one parking space in the off street car parks, where the height restriction permits, provided that payment is made for all the parking spaces used.

Car park details and fees
Car Park Entrance Spaces Motorcycle parking Height restriction Cost (Mon-Sat, 8am-6pm including bank holidays) Cost (Sunday 8am-6pm) Paybyphone code
Abbott’s Yard Bondgate (exit Skinnergate) 89 (including 22 Blue Badge spaces) Yes 7ft 9in £1 per hour
Free all day 7500
Archer Street Upper Archer Street 62 (including 2 Blue Badge spaces)  No 7ft 2 hours FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) 3 hours £1, all day £4, 2 days £8, 3 days £12, 7 day weekly ticket £16 Free all day 7501
Central House Gladstone Street 35 (including 6 Blue Badge spaces) Yes   £4 only Saturday and Bank Holidays Free all day 7505
Chesnut Street (car and lorry) Chesnut Street 104 spaces (including 5 Blue Badge spaces) No    2 hours FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) all day £2, 7 day weekly ticket £8.  HGVs no charge 8am to 6pm, £4 overnight charge 6pm to 8am  Free all day 7518
Commercial Street East Commercial Street  117 spaces (including 9 Blue Badge spaces)  No 7ft 6in  £1 per hour Free all day 7506
Commercial Street West Commercial Street  156 spaces (including 7 Blue Badge spaces)  Yes  7ft 6in  £1 per hour Free all day 7507
East Street East Street  337 spaces (including 4 Blue Badge spaces)  Yes  7ft  £1 per hour,
£2 all day
Free all day 7439
Feethams multi storey car park Beaumont Street 650 spaces (including 33 Blue Badge spaces) Yes 6ft 9in £1 per hour (all vehicles) Free all day Payment options - card, coins and notes
Garden Street Garden Street  72 spaces (2 Blue Badge spaces)  Yes  7ft 6in  2 hours FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) 3 hours £1, all day £4, 2 days £8, 3 days £12, 7 day weekly ticket £16 Free all day 7508
Hird Street Hird Street  12 spaces  No    2 hours FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) 3 hours £1, all day £4, 2 days £8, 3 days £12, 7 day weekly ticket £16 Free all day 7509
Kendrew Street East Kendrew Street  76 (including 2 Blue Badge spaces)  No 7ft  2 hours FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) 3 hours £1, all day £4, 2 days £8, 3 days £12, 7 day weekly ticket £16 Free all day 7510
Kendrew Street West Kendrew Street  83 spaces (including 6 Blue Badge spaces)  No 7ft  2 hours FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) 3 hours £1, all day £4, 2 days £8, 3 days £12, 7 day weekly ticket £16 Free all day 7511
Park Lane Park Lane  108 spaces (including 4 Blue Badge spaces)  No    £5 per day Free all day 7512
Park Place East Park Place 94 spaces (including 4 Blue Badge spaces)  Yes  9ft 6in  2 hours FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) 3 hours £1, all day £4, 2 days £8, 3 days £12, 7 day weekly ticket £16 Free all day 7513
Park Place West Park Place  115 spaces (including 6 Blue Badge spaces)  No  9ft 6in  2 hours FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) 3 hours £1, all day £4, 2 days £8, 3 days £12, 7 day weekly ticket £16 Free all day 7514
St Hilda’s Tannery Yard  11 spaces (including 4 Blue Badge spaces) Yes    2 hours FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) 3 hours £1, all day £4, 2 days £8, 3 days £12, 7 day weekly ticket £16 Free all day 7515
Town hall Blue Badge car park Feethams 8 disabled Blue Badge bays No 7ft £1 per hour Free all day 7516
Winston Street North Winston Street  25 spaces (including 4 Blue Badge spaces) Yes  7ft  £1 per hour Free all day 7517
Winston Street South Winston Street 36 spaces (including 3 Blue Badge spaces) No 7ft  £1 per hour Free all day 7517

Private car parks

There are also private car parks operating in the borough. These car parks are not managed by the council.

  • Blockbuster (entrance in Northumberland Street, 34 spaces)
  • Brunswick Street (entrance in Brunswick Street, long stay)
  • Cornmill car park [external link]
  • Duke Street (entrance in Duke Street, 27 spaces)
  • Premier Inn car park (entrance off Feethams)
  • Russell Street [Halfords] (entrance in Russell Street, 122 spaces - limited stay)
  • Russell Street [former Allied site] (entrance in Russell Street,long stay car park)
  • Sainsbury's [external link]
  • St Cuthbert's Way (entrance in East Street, 55 spaces including 2 Blue Badge spaces)
  • Salt Yard (entrance in Salt Yard, long stay car park)
  • Railway Station car parks [external link]

There occasionally may be issues with car parks - for more information when this happens, please view our public alerts page, or follow us on Facebook [external link] or Twitter [external link]