Author Topic: £1 for all day parking in Ambleside  (Read 767 times)

bricam2096

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£1 for all day parking in Ambleside
« on: 08:11:56, 23/02/19 »
I know a few of you might be thinking about heading to the Lakes at some time. Iím not sure if itís a winter offer but the public car park on Lake Road in Ambleside (beside the indoor climbing place) currently allows you to park all day for £1 if you arrive before 9am.

I read it on the council website last night but wanted to check for myself....and thatís where Iím parked.

Not bad for a quid
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Re: £1 for all day parking in Ambleside
« Reply #1 on: 10:18:08, 23/02/19 »
It's really meant to help people who work in Ambleside and have to rely on a car to get there.



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bricam2096

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Re: £1 for all day parking in Ambleside
« Reply #2 on: 17:19:08, 23/02/19 »
It's really meant to help people who work in Ambleside and have to rely on a car to get there.

It was almost full when I arrived and it was obvious that the cars had been there all night. I see no mention anywhere about it being for workers and if this was the case, why not charge the £1 for the larger car park instead?

I would assume it's to encourage people to visit during the quieter winter days.

Edited to add..... I found the article about the tarrifs and found some other towns also have the cheap prices, worth knowing if you're planning a trip.

https://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/lakes/16427077.new-parking-tariff-offers-at-a-number-of-south-lakeland-car-parks/
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Re: £1 for all day parking in Ambleside
« Reply #3 on: 08:00:55, 24/02/19 »
Word hasnít spread to Glenridding yet, it cost me £8 to park all day........then 30p for a pee!!!  >:(
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