There are 23 car parks in Royal Tunbridge Wells and across the borough to enable you to ramble cross-country and enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the area
When visiting the historic part of Royal Tunbridge Wells like The Pantiles and the Tourist Information Centre the nearest car park is Linden Park Road, The Pantiles Car Park and The Old Coach Park. There is easy access to the Common and Spa Valley Railway from here too.
There are two other handy car parks here, both private. One called the Upper Pantiles Car Park on Major Yorks Road run by RCP Parking and one called the Fir Tree Road Car Park which is tiny but free for users of the Common (up to four hours).
Parking for motorhomes and campervans
The Old Coach Car Park and Mount Pleasant Avenue are the only car parks in the centre of town that have no height restrictions.
Find the Old Coach CP near the big Sainsbury’s superstore, Tunbridge Wells West Station (home to the Spa Valley Railway) near The Pantiles.
It is free to park there between 6pm and 8am except on Sundays it is free between 5pm and 10am. You can pay by RingGo on your mobile phone, location code 28523. Sat nav postcode is TN2 5QL.
Mount Pleasant Avenue Car Park is only open for use on weekends 8am – 6pm; there is a window of free parking from 6am – 8am at the weekends.
The coach stand is only to be used for short stops after 7pm and before 7am because it is reserved for coaches. Dispensation can be applied for via Parking Services on 01892 554091.
Slightly outside of the centre is another option in John Street Car Park. This is a 15 minute walk from the town, surrounded by some lovely independent cafes and shops.
Easy Parking for Designer Shopping
In the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells there are 13 car parks centrally located near the shops, parks and attractions, with blue badge (disabled) parking in all. Motorcycles are well catered for too.
For boutique and unique designer labels in the High Street head to car parks at Great Hall (at the top end of the High Street) and Little Mount Sion in the middle.
The multi-storey, Torrington Car Park is handy for shopping on the High Street too, as well as being conveniently located next to the railway station.
Parking for Top Brand Names
Shoppers with a hankering for large brand names should head for Meadow Road, Royal Victoria Place or Crescent Road Car Parks at the ‘top end’ of town. These are all multi-storeys with lifts.
Royal Victoria Place is the covered shopping centre where Shopmobility is housed.
Meadow Road Car Park is very close by for easy access to the pedestrianised area of Calverley Road and the galleried Monson Road.
Camden Road has a wealth of eclectic shops and restaurants, ideal for browsing for more unusual items. Beech Street and Camden Road Car Parks both serve this area.
To park in the middle of the town and get the best of both worlds of the old High Street and the top end of town, the Great Hall Car Park is ideally sited. It sits adjacent to Calverley Grounds which is especially handy when the ice rink is up at Christmas!
Extra Evening & Weekend Parking
Royal Tunbridge Wells is extremely lively during evenings and weekends, always with a variety of events going on not to mention the buzzy bars, clubs and restaurants.
Crescent Road Car Park is very convenient for the Theatres and The Amelia Scott building which will house the Museum & Art Gallery when it opens in 2022.
Also nearby, the Town Hall Yard Car Park is round the back of the Town Hall and Assembly Hall Theatre and open at evenings and weekends to provide extra spaces.
Mount Pleasant Avenue Car Park, as mentioned above, is another useful place (for weekends only) as it is near the Theatres as well as the shops and restaurants on Mount Pleasant Road. It is right next door to Calverley Grounds too.
Click here for an interactive map of the borough with the car parks marked. You can type in the name of a road or attraction in the search box, select the correct suggestion and it will zoom in. You can then see which is the nearest car park.
Please note the closure of these car parks between 11pm and 6am:
- Meadow Road,
- Royal Victoria Place,
It is possible to leave a vehicle overnight but there is no exit or entry between these times.
Generally speaking, day charges are from 8am to 6pm on Monday to Saturday (10-5pm on Sunday) and parking after 6pm is only £1.50 in the multi-storeys. The small car parks are often free after 6pm but do check the Council Car Park web pages for the specific details.
Here you will find a detailed breakdown of useful information like exact addresses for your satnav, height restrictions, disabled parking, prices and opening hours.
Most of the stately homes, gardens, country pubs and restaurants in the countryside have their own parking which is usually free or included in the entry price.
Those with special access requirements should check with the venue directly to be sure.
Many of the villages do have narrow, windy roads, the nature of our heritage; so on-street parking is not to be relied upon.
Not to worry as most villages have at least a village hall car park which can be used. The quaint historic villages of Brenchley, Cranbrook, Goudhurst and Hawkhurst all have their own car parks so there’s nothing to stop you stopping off!
Take a look at our Explore pages and start planning your trip to the Garden of England now.
Maps of the town and the whole area can be printed from the Download Brochures page.
Coaches have a designated parking zone in the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, more information is on Coach Parks.
Easy Access Parking
Disabled drivers or blue badge holders will find a total of 108 designated spaces available to them in the Town Centre Car Parks and a handful on the street too.
The charge? Free of course.
Read the Blue Badge Holders page for the best place to park in Tunbridge Wells where lifts and entrance information are explained.
Motorcyclists can park for free in designated bays in the Royal Tunbridge Wells car parks of Crescent Road, Great Hall, Little Mount Sion, Meadow Road, Royal Victoria Place and Torrington…There is no time limit in the appropriate bays either.
Delving around for the correct change is a thing of the past with the online parking facility known as RingGo. You can extend your time from your mobile phone without leaving the shops or the café so you can linger a while, browse more, chat more…
As well as this, RingGo is cheaper than paying with coins.
On-street parking is very busy and not so easy to achieve in our lively towns plus the RingGo option in the Car Parks makes it easier to avoid rushing about and watching the clock.
We recommend you register on the website RingGo before going out. You can also download the app or telephone 01892 88 78 68 (charged at local rate).
Once at your car park of choice, look for the location number of the car park on the signs and make your cashless payment on your smartphone. Optional texts are charged per text.
Although there is no ticket to display, the Civil Enforcement Officers patrolling have all the details on their handheld machines.
However, if you’re a visitor to the area, don’t worry the traditional coin machines are still in use.
We urge you to carefully check the price list on the boards. One is for the RingGo prices and one is for cash payments at the machine.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Tunbridge Wells, please do get in touch if you need any further help.