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General information
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days and are the busiest days of the week.
  • 11am in the morning is the busiest time of day.
  • The busiest times on the roads are 8.30am to 9am and 5pm to 5.30pm on weekdays.
  • All the car parks are within ten minutes walk of the town centre, but the short-stay car parks are closer than the long-stay ones.
  • The nearest car park available when visiting The Apex or Arc is the Cattlemarket car park.
  • Ram Meadow car park is closest to the main visitor attractions of the town, whilst the car parks on the west side of the town are closest to the main shopping areas.
  • If you are having problems finding somewhere to park, go to Ram Meadow or the decked car park on Parkway, as these nearly always have spaces available.
  • The car park entry signs give our terms and conditions of use, charges and all the information you need to park.
  • Please be aware that our car park ticket machines do not give change.
All car parks please note:
  • all car parks are pay and display;
  • you can look at the notices on the car park ticket machines for latest information;

The distribution of promotional literature in St Edmundsbury Borough Council controlled car parks is not allowed and is in contravention of Clause 15 of the Traffic Order governing the car parks. In particular flyers put under windscreen wipers and similar practices is not allowed. We will apply a charge to the distributor or agent to remove these from cars and to litter pick the entire area.

Motorcycle parking - there are special motorcycle bays provided in some car parks and parking areas in the town centre - please see the table below for more information. These areas allow motorcycle parking without charge and there is no need to purchase or display a pay and display ticket. If however you choose to park within a standard parking bay in a car park you are expected to buy a pay and display ticket at the same cost as a car. We understand the challenges in displaying a pay and display ticket on a motorcycle but recommend that you buy a ticket, write your motorcycle's registration number on the ticket and then display the ticket in the tax disc holder so that it can be clearly viewed by a car park attendant.

Parking fines (Excess Charge Notices) for all off-street and on-street car parking is currently set at £70 with a reduced charge of £30 if paid within 14 days. Payment can be made online, at any Post Office or PayZone outlet or by debit card or credit card on 01284 757000. For more information see our How to pay page.

Bury St Edmunds Season tickets

  • Season tickets can be purchased for the Parkway Multi-storey and Ram Meadow and St Andrews Street long stay car parks in Bury St Edmunds. Tickets are purchased for 7 days, with a minimum purchase of 8 weeks and a maximum of 52 weeks. You can purchase your season tickets in person at the Parkway Multi-storey Car Park Office in Bury St Edmunds, they will only accept cash and cheque, or you can go to the Car park season tickets page and pay online. Please note that these prices are for online payments only.
  • Weekly tickets are available for the Parkway Multi-Storey car park, Ram Meadow car park and St Andrews car park.
    • Ram meadow and Multi-storey car park weekly ticket £7-50
    • St Andrews long stay car park weekly ticket £10.50
    • St Andrews long stay low emission weekly ticket £9.00
These will soon be available from one pay machine at each of these locations and can be purchased by card or cash.
Location - Bury St Edmunds Online price
Parkway multi-storey
Ram Meadow

8 weeks, 7 days £60

St Andrews long stay - low-emissions

8 weeks, 7 days £72

St Andrews long stay - normal season ticket 8 weeks, 7 days £84

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Car park locations, charges and opening times
Download a map of all: Bury St Edmunds car parks (PDF 344Kb)

Location

Charges from 8 April 2013

Blue Badge charges from 8 April 2013

Angel Hill (on street)
Opposite the Abbey Gardens

IP33 1UZ

P9 on map

Short stay

Pay and display

100 spaces

No height restrictions


Our short stay car parks are free after 3pm on Tuesdays

Monday - Saturday

8am - 6pm and

Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Up to 30 mins £1.40
Up to 1 hour £2.20
Up to 2 hours £3.30


Bury Leisure Centre

Beestons Way

IP33 3TT

Pay and display

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accredited

Monday - Friday

8.30am - 4pm
Up to 3 hours £2.20 - no return

within 2 hours

Saturday and Sunday - no charge

£2.20 over 3 hours

Cornhill/ Buttermarket (on street)

Town centre

IP33 3TT

P10 on map

Market days closed 6am to 6pm (at peak periods such as Christmas it may be closed until 6.30pm)

Short stay

Pay and display

80 spaces

No height restrictions


Our short stay car parks are free after 3pm on Tuesdays

Monday - Saturday

8am - 6pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Up to 30 mins £1.40
Up to 1 hour £2.20

Zone D

On street parking

Pay and display

No height restrictions

Monday - Saturday

9am - 6pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Up to 30 mins 80p
Up to 1 hour £1.70
Up to 2 hours £3.30


Cattle market/arc and Cattle market/arc lower level short stay car park

Between Parkway and St Andrews Street South

IP33 3DG
P11 on map

Short stay

Pay and display
862 spaces, 24 motorcycle bays, 37 Blue badge bays,

4 hours maximum stay, no return within 2 hours

Our short stay car parks are free after 3pm on Tuesdays.

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Monday - Saturday

8am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Up to 1 hour £2
Up to 2 hours £3
Up to 3 hours £3.50
Up to 4 hours £4

Night 6pm - 8am £1

Motorcycle bays are free of charge

 

Monday - Saturday

8am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Up to 2 hours £2
Up to 4 hours £3

Night 6pm - 8am £1

Hardwick Heath

Hardwick Lane

IP33 2QZ

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Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

Up to 1 hour 40p
Up to 2 hours £2.20

Up to 3 hours £4.50

Over 3 hours £10.50

Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Up to 1 hour 40p
Up to 2 hours £2.20

Lower Baxter Street
Off Lower Baxter Street

IP33 1ET

P8 on map

Short stay

Pay and display

Park Mark website - opens in new windowPark Mark
accredited

Short stay

38 spaces
2 Blue badge bays
(2 hours maximum stay, no return within 2 hours)

Pay and display

Parking is free on Tuesdays after 3pm and Wednesday mornings from 8am to 10am only

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Up to 30 minutes 80p
Up to 1 hour £1.50
Up to 2 hours £2.20

Night 6pm - 8am £1

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Up to 30 minutes 80p
Up to 1 hour £1.50

Night 6pm - 8am £1

Manor House
Next to the Records Office
Off Raingate Street
IP33 2AJ

P5 on map

Long stay

Pay and display

Open 24 hours a day

40 spaces, 2 Blue badge bays

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Up to 3 hours £1.80


All day 8am - 6pm £4

Night 6pm - 8am £1

All day 8am - 6pm £1.80

Night 6pm - 8am £1

Nowton Park
IP29 5LU

Pay and display

Annual parking permits £15:

- parking permit application Form (PDF 124Kb)

- Pay on line

- Terms and Conditions (PDF 10Kb)
From 1 April 2014, payments made by credit card will be subject to a fee, in line with that charged by the card payment service – currently 1.74%. Debit cards are free to use.

Parking permits also available from Nowton Park visitor centre

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Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm in winter months.

Monday - Sunday 9am - 8pm in summer

months

Up to 2 hours £1
Over 2 hours £2

 Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm in winter months.

Monday - Sunday 9am - 8pm in summer months

Up to 2 hours £1

Olding Road

(West Suffolk House staff car park)
IP33 3TA

Medium/long stay

349 spaces
12 motorcycles spaces

Blue badge bays available in front of West Suffolk House

Monday - Friday 3.30pm - 11pm
Free

Saturday - Sunday 10am - 11pm
Free

Free of charge within the specified times

Parkway Multi Storey
West of Parkway, beside the surface car park
IP33 3BA

P1 on map

Medium/long stay
Pay and display

Height restricted 2.2m.
600 spaces, 7 Blue badge bays

Season tickets available

ParkMark logoPark Mark
accredited

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Up to 2 hours £1.50

Up to 3 hours £1.80

All day 8am - 6pm £2.30
Sunday £1.00
Evening charge £1.00

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Up to 4 hours £1.50

All day 8am - 6pm £1.80
Sunday £1.00
Evening charge £1.00

Parkway Surface
West of Parkway, beside the decked car park.

IP33 3BA
P1 on map

Short stay
Pay and display

265 spaces, 1 Blue badge bay, 1 two-car Blue badge drop off bay


Season tickets available

Our short stay car parks are free after 3pm on Tuesdays.

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Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm

Sunday 10am - 4pm
Up to 2 hours £1.60
Up to 3 hours £2
Up to 4 hours £2.20

No night charge as car park locked at 6.30pm

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
Up to 4 hours £1.60

No night charge as car park locked at 6.30pm

Ram Meadow
Cotton Lane

IP33 1XP

P4 on map

Medium/long stay

Pay and display
800 spaces, 1 Blue badge bay

Height restricted 2.2m in main car park,

Site locked at 10pm every night - no release facility.

A small part is open 24 hours a day with five special longer motorhome bays (not height restricted).

Season tickets available.

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Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm

Sunday 10am - 4pm

Up to 2 hours £1.50

Up to 3 hours £1.80

All day 8am - 6pm £2.30

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm

Sunday 10am - 4pm
Up to 4 hours £1.50

All day 8am - 6pm £1.80

Robert Boby Way

East of Parkway South
IP33 3DH

P2 on map

Short stay

Open 24 hours a day

Pay and display

111 spaces, 2 Blue badge bays
(4 hours maximum stay, no return within 2 hours)

Our short stay car parks are free after 3pm on Tuesdays

Park Mark website - opens in new windowPark Mark
accredited

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Up to 1 hour 20p

Up to 2 hours £2.20
Up to 3 hours £3

Night 6pm - 8am £1

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Up to 2 hours 20p
Up to 4 hours £2.20

Night 6pm - 8am £1

School Yard (East)
IP33 3AA

Short stay
Car park is reserved for low emission vehicles only

Our short stay car parks are free after 3pm on Tuesdays

Park Mark website - opens in new windowPark Mark
accredited

Monday - Sunday

8am - 6pm

Up to 3 hours £1.80

Night 6pm - 8am £1

School Yard (West)

IP33 3AA

Short stay
Pay and display

Our short stay car parks are free after 3pm on Tuesdays

Park Mark website - opens in new windowPark Mark
accredited

Monday - Saturday

8am - 6pm
Up to 1 hour £2
Up to 2 hours £3
Up to 3 hours £3.50

Night 6pm - 8am £1
Sunday 10am - 4pm

St Andrews Car Park

Between Parkway and St Andrews Street North IP33 1TZ
(closest car park to the apex)

Short stay

Pay and display

369 spaces, 4 Blue badge bays

Our short stay car parks are free after 3pm on Tuesdays

Monday - Saturday

8am - 6pm

Up to 30 minutes 60p

Up to 1 hour £1.10
Up to 2 hours £2

Up to 3 hours £2.70

Night 6pm - 8am £1
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Monday - Saturday

8am - 6pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm

Up to 1 hour 60p

Up to 2 hours £1.10

Up to 4 hours £2

Night 6pm - 8am £1

St Andrews Car Park
Between Parkway and St Andrews Street North (closest car park to the apex)
IP33 1TZ

P3 on map

Long stay

Pay and display

184 spaces

Park Mark website - opens in new windowPark Mark
accredited

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm

Sunday 10am - 4pm

£3

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm

All day 8am - 6pm

£3

West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village car park and overflow car park
Icklingham Road
IP28 6HG


Pay and display

Annual parking permits £15:
- parking permit application Form (PDF 124Kb)
Parking permits available from West Stow Country Park visitor centre

Park Mark website - opens in new windowPark Mark
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Monday - Sunday

9am - 5pm in winter months.

9am - 8pm in summer months

Up to 1 hour £1
Over 1 hour £2

Monday - Sunday

9am - 5pm in winter months.

9am - 8pm in summer months

Up to 1 hour £1

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Related information
Contact information
Parking Services
Level 6
Parkway MSCP
Parkway
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 3BA

Phone: 01284 757415
markets.carparks@stedsbc.gov.uk
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