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.
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).
In addition 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 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). This is to stop meter feeding which in turn assists the turnover of parking spaces so visitors to the town centre can park close to businesses located on these streets.
Therefore once you have purchased a ticket you cannot top up your time once that ticket has expired you must leave the street and not return within one hour.
The exception to this rule are East Row and Horsemarket – next to the indoor market which are limited to 30 minutes parking, no return within an hour.
Off street car parking and charges
Charges apply to all motorists including blue badge holders in council operated car parks from 08/01/2018.
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||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||2hrs FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) 3hrs £1.00, 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||2hrs 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||2hrs FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) 3hrs £1.00, 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||2hrs FREE parking (one ticket, per visit, per vehicle) 3hrs £1.00, 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||Free all day||7510|
|Kendrew Street West||Kendrew Street||83 spaces (including 6 Blue Badge spaces)||No||7ft||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||Free all day||7513|
|Park Place West||Park Place||115 spaces (including 6 Blue Badge spaces)||No||9ft 6in||Free all day||7514|
|St Hilda’s||Tannery Yard||11 spaces (including 4 Blue Badge spaces)||Yes||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/Storey] (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]