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  1. StanandShirley

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    While traveling around I always try and use Park & Ride when visiting Towns, only to find height restrictions. Visiting Chester I was pleased to find they have parking for Motorhomes in fact they show a notice anyone parking a car will be fined. Why can,t other Towns provide this. I am sure there must be more, if any Funsters have found them please let me know.
     
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    Durham - Sniperley P & R to the north west of the city. Don't think you can overnight there though!

    And, of course, Canterbury at Dover Old Road....
     
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    Salisbury has one, on the main road south.
     
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    Ipswich has two P+Rides .. one has a barrier.. the other doesn't..

    The one on London Road , just off the A12 near the junction with the A14 has no height barrier..

    The one at Martlesham on the A12 has a height barrier.

    However.. I read recently that they are installing a barrier at the London Road site .. so check before arriving.

    EDIT

    just found the info for Ipswich

    Are height barriers installed at any of the Park & Ride sites?
    Yes. A height barrier is installed at the Martlesham entrance. This barrier measures 6 feet, 6 inches (2 metres) in height. London Road is due to have a height barrier installed in 2014.

    - See more at: http://www.suffolkonboard.com/buses/park-and-ride/frequently-asked-questions/#sthash.EDhNr63V.dpuf
     
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    We've used the one at Chester, very good although only parking for 5/6 vans and bit tight for all you large rigs.

    I think Bath Landsdown hill park and ride is ok but check first been a few years since I've used it.

    Why don't more towns have them? Cos they shortsightedly keep trying to keep us out, instead of making provision for us and our pennies.
     
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    I love using the Ipswich P+R .. it's cheaper than driving into town and paying parking charges, also less stressful .. but once we buy a Campervan and have no other vehicle, we will not be able to use... so our visits to Ipswich will be severely reduced..

    I fully understand why they install height barriers.. but why can't they install them so they can be opened on request..
     
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    I try to maintain references to all P&R sites from Motorhome Parking, with details of whether or not it is possible to park motorhomes there.

    Height barriers tend to be installed for good reasons, like not having to continually spend tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money dealing with the after effects of unauthorised camp sites. If anyone wishes to know the reason at a specific site then send an e-mail to the council concerned and they will tell you.
     
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    Thanks Funsters always coming up trumps
     
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    Two park and rides in Truro.
    Park and ride in Falmouth during the season, Park and float! if the tide is right. all for a fiver, per unit
     
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    Park n ride in Scarboro has no height restrictions, tho as far as we could see, no marked bays for MHs.
     
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    There may not be marked bays but motorhomes are allowed to park. Originally that was not the case but NYCC changed their minds after constructive argument :)
     
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    York has motorhome spaces on at least one of their P&R sites.
     
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    Beat me to it!!!!!
     
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    Thanks for the info
    Stan
     
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    Hi, Bury St. Edmunds has 4 specified MH only bays in a car park very close to town centre. Only suitable for up to 7 metres I would say but very convenient and reasonably priced. We used it midweek in September whilst travelling from Lowestoft to Cambridge. I cannot imagine you can use it for overnighting but great for a shopping trip. We were pleasantly surprised as to how nice the town is.
    Denis
     
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    It certainly does. I have only ever seen three or four rigs in there. As you can see from the overhead the larger vehicles or car caravan combos can pull up in the longer marked bays, as they have made the bays small or large.

    Salisbury South Park & Ride.jpg
     
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    Just for your information we drove to pick our daughter up at Ingilston tram station (Edinburgh new trams) to save is driving MH into city and they had loads of parking with no hight barriers. They did have signs up saying no overnight parking allowed, ideal place if you want to visit the city and only a couple of pound for the journey.
     
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    The individual pages for each Edinburgh P&R site (including the Fife and Midlothian ones) can be accessed from Here. Each page gives details of any height restrictions. Wallyford actually states "Motorhome parking allowed".
     
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    Only the Truro West P&R is currently open, but has a designated MH section & is an easy drive from the A30. Great value - day ticket £1.80 or £1 concession. The East PR is due for completion Jan-May 2015.
    Haven't used Falmouth car parks for years, so I don't know if they have designated MH spots. I tend to P&R in Truro then go to Falmouth on the train.
    Taunton has height barriers.
    Stratford has height barriers.
    Shrewsbury has height barriers, but if you find the brick cabin and talk to the staff they'll let you in or tell you to park on the cobbled area.
     
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