Parking & Travel

Penrith is easily accessible by car from the M6 at Junction 40 and the A66. There is a one-way system around the town centre and on Southend Road near New Squares. We’ve a range of parking options in the heart of town. There are car parks at most supermarkets, pay-and-display car parks and short-stay on-street parking in our disc zones (see below). The town centre is within easy walking distance of most car parks. There is also a residents’ parking-permit scheme.

A Blue Badge Scheme operates for those with severe mobility problems. Eden Shopmobility provides battery powered scooters and manual wheelchairs to help people of all ages who have limited mobility to do their shopping.

Parking Discs
Parking Discs

There are several areas in the centre of Penrith where you can park free of charge on the street, but you will need to display a parking disc. These zones are marked with road-side signs.There are no limits before 8am and after 6pm.

You have a few minutes to obtain a free clock disc from a nearby shop.  Cumbria County Council says, "If you don’t have a clock disc it is acceptable to prominently display a hand-written note with your arrival time in the vehicle." On Tuesdays, the disc zone in Great Dockray becomes a market site and there’s no general parking available there from 8am - 6pm.