NORTH YORKSHIRE



The county town is Northallerton. The city of York has the highest population with Middlesborough close behind. Other large towns include Harrogate and Scarborough. The majority of the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors National Parks lie within the county.



North Yorkshire County Council


There are certain restrictions for motorhomes parking in North Yorkshire. These can be found below. It is important to always check the local signs before parking in an area.
Park and ride areas
Motorhomes are allowed to park at the Scarborough park and ride sites, but not overnight. Caravans are not permitted.
Other parking areas
Motorhomes are not permitted to park between the hours of 11pm and 7am each day on the following streets:

    • East Terrace, Whitby
    • Royal Crescent, Whitby
    • Links View/Love Lane, Whitby
    • Sandside, Scarborough
    • Foreshore Road, Scarborough
    • Esplanade, Scarborough
    • The Beach Road, Filey
    • The Crescent, Filey 
    • A174 Sandsend, "The Parade"
    The restricted times do allow the vehicles to park during the day.
    Any other unrestricted road remains available for motorhome parking. It is important to always check the local signs and road markings before parking in an area. There are also many privately owned caravan camping sites along the coast line which welcome guests.



    North Yorkshire Moors

    Policy for motorhomes and horseboxes.

    Filey - There are 2 car parks without height barriers convenient for the beach. West Avenue is near the golf course and Filey Brigg Country Park. Both pay and display.

    B6255 Kirby Lonsdale to Hawes
    This is a beautiful road with lovely views. Opp Ribblehead Viaduct there is a good lay by and walking a few yards along a track gives a great view of the viaduct. We had egg sandwich overlooking viaduct.

    Ripon - Bondergate Green has a few spaces roadside but will fill up quickly.
    Boroughbridge - There is a small car park on the banks of the River Ure just before Langthorpe.
    Whitby - suggest the park and ride or Marina.
    Grosmont - good car park.
    Harrogate - For Mother Shipton's Cave park over bridge at Conyngham Hall.
    Pateley Bridge - Use Nidderdale Showgrounds cp over bridge.
    Brimham Rocks - Car park.



    Craven District Council - Settle, Ingleton, Skipton.


    Motorhomes are permitted to park on the Council's off-street car parks. Where the wheelbase of the vehicle prohibits it from parking along the length of one designated parking space then tickets should be purchased for both occupied spaces. Motorhomes must not be parked in spaces designated for coach parking only.

    Parking Place Order 2017 states:-
    Skipton - Coach Street BD23 1LE - 3 designated spaces for overnight parking AND CAMPING at a charge of £5 per night for a max of 3 nights.
    Settle - Greenfoot BD24 9HL - 3 designated spaces for overnight parking AND CAMPING at a charge of £5 per night for a max of 3 nights.
    Ingleton - Community Centre - 2 bays available for mh to park AND CAMP overnight. Max 7 nights. £5 per night. 1800 - 0900.



    Hambleton District Council - Bedale, Easingwold, Great Ayton, Northallerton, Stokesley, Thirsk.


    Motorhomes are classed as 'motor vehicles' as are cars so all car parks are open to motorhome parking. Please look at the car park notice board before leaving your vehicle.



    Harrogate District Council - Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Pateley Bridge.


    From the website.
    Motorhome parking

    Whilst motorhomes are permitted to park in our surface level car parks subject to adhering to any pay and display requirements (purchase and display a ticket for all bays fully or partially occupied) overnight camping is not allowed.

    Harrogate - there are no height restrictions on the following:-
    There are surface level car parks at:

    Odeon, HG1 5LB
    Park View, HG1 5LZ
    Montpellier shoppers, HG1 2TF
    West Park, HG1 1HS
    Dragon Road, HG1 5BD - EXTRA LARGE SPACES - closure dates for exhibition traffic.
    Station Parade, HG1 1TT
    Crescent Gardens, HG1 2SG (weekends only)
    The following offer free parking:

    Hornbeam Park, HG2 8RB
    Station Road, Pannal, HG3 1JN

    Knaresborough - there are no height restrictions on the following:-
    Chapel Street, HG5 8AN
    Fisher Street, HG5 8BT
    Castle Yard, HG5 8AR
    York Place, HG5 0AD - there is plenty of space for even the largest MH. No marked pitches at the bottom of the cp. MMM.
    Conyngham Hall, HG5 9AY
    Waterside, HG5 8DF
    The following is a free car park:

    Abbey Road, HG5 8HX

    Ripon - there are no height restrictions on the following:-
    Cathedral, HG4 1LX
    The Arcade, HG4 1LX
    St Marygate, HG4 1LX
    Victoria Grove, HG4 1LX
    Market Place, HG4 1BN
    Marshall Way, HG4 2BT
    There is free parking at

    Blossomgate, HG4 2AJ

    Pateley Bridge - there are no height restrictions on the following:-
    Southlands, HG3 5JX
    Southlands short stay, HG3 5JX
    Showground, HG3 5HW - EXTRA LARGE SPACES.
    Nidd Walk, HG3 5NA
    The following car park is free

    Park Road, HG3 5JS



    Richmondshire District Council - Richmond, Leyburn, Hawes, Langthwaite.


    There is no information for motorhomes on the website.

    Richmond - Nuns Close, Hurgill Road, DL10 4UN - 223 spaces. No height information.
    Richmond - The Fosse, Riverside Road, DL10 4JR - 35 spaces. No height information.
    Richmond - Station Road, DL10 4JU - 81 spaces. No height information. Long stay, weekends and bank holidays only.
    Richmond - Round Howe, Reeth Road, DL10 4TL - 90 spaces. No height information.
    Richmond - Yorke Square, The Green, DL10 4RG - 40 spaces. No height information.
    Leyburn - Rear of Golden Lion Hotel, Market Place, DL8 5AS - 117 spaces. No height information.
    Hawes - Gayle Lane DL8 3RQ - 98 spaces. No height information.
    Langthwaite - Arkengarthdale, DL11 6RE - 20 spaces. No height information.



    Ryedale District Council - Kirkbymoorside, Malton, Pickering, Helmsley, Norton.


    Kirkbymoorside - Town Farm - 52 spaces. No height information. Public toilets on site.
    Malton - Water Lane - 109 spaces. No height information.
    Malton - Wentworth Street - 381 spaces. No height information. Public toilets adjacent.
    Pickering - Vivis Lane - 58 spaces. No height information.
    Pickering - Eastgate - 124 spaces. No height information.
    Helmsley - Cleveland Way - 156 spaces. There is 6 spaces for motorhomes. MMM. The council implemented a trial Free Motorhome parking in Helmsley Cleveland Way overflow car park. The trial has been running since June 2017. I have enquired if this has continued. Awaiting reply. The reply came and the email stated 'I understand that there is no camping available.' A further email has been sent for clarification.
    Norton - St Nicholas Street - 100 spaces. No height information. FREE.



    Scarborough Borough Council - Scarborough, Whitby, Filey, Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay.


    Parking for motorhomes is limited. There are no height restrictions on any of the car parks but most say cars and light vehicles only and not suitable for motorhomes. The ones below are suitable.
    Scarborough - Scalby Mills YO12 6RP - 170 car, 5 coach spaces. 'If larger than 3.5 tonnes, park in designated coach bay. Charges are applicable per space occupied.' From the website. No sleeping or overnight camping.
    Scarborough - William Street, Wrea Lane, YO12 7PL - 143 car, 30 coach, 'If larger than marked bay park in coach bay and pay coach tariff' From the website. No sleeping or overnight camping.
    Whitby - Abbey Headland, Abbey Lane YO22 4JT - 415 car, 10 coach. 'If larger than marked bay park in coach bay and pay coach tariff' From the website. No sleeping or overnight camping.
    Whitby - Marina Harbour - 79 spaces. No height restriction. Must fit within the confines of a bay. No sleeping or overnight camping.
    Whitby - Marina Back - Motorhomes are allowed to park in the marina car park but YOU MUST buy tickets for each space you occupy. A ticket for each must be clearly displayed in your windscreen. Failure to do so will incur a £50 fine, reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days. However, this parking area is expensive at £6 for three hours (£12 if your vehicle takes more than one space). PS.
    Whitby - Sandsend, Lythe Bank YO21 3TG - 98 spaces. 2.5m height restriction. If larger than one space then must pay for the spaces used. No sleeping or overnight camping.
    Whitby - West Cliff, Pavilion Drive YO21 3EG - 424 car, 11 coach. 'Yes (if larger than marked bay park in designated coach bay and pay coach tariff) - Prohibition of waiting of motor caravans between 11pm and 7am.' No sleeping or overnight camping.
    Whitby - North Cliff Drive - No bay marking. Roadside parking with much reduced fees to the marina car parks. In busy times will fill up quickly. PS.
    Staithes - Bank Top, Staithes Lane TS13 5AD - 118 car, 4 coach. 'Yes (if larger than marked bay park in designated coach bay and pay coach tariff) - Prohibition of waiting of motor caravans between 11pm and 7am.' No sleeping or overnight camping.
    Robin Hood's Bay - Station Road, YO22 4RE - 207 car, 4 coach. 'Yes (if larger than marked bay park in designated coach bay and pay coach tariff) - Prohibition of waiting of motor caravans between 11pm and 7am.' No sleeping or overnight camping.
    Filey - Church Cliff Drive, YO14 9ET - 3000 car, 10 coach. 'Yes (If larger than marked bay use designated coach space and pay coach tariff) - Prohibition of waiting of motor caravans between 11pm and 7am.' No sleeping or overnight camping.



    Selby District Council - Selby, Tadcaster, Sherburn.


    The car parks listed below have no height information available and are the larger in that particular town.

    Selby - Back Micklegate YO8 3GH - 198 spces.
    Selby - Portholme Crescent YO8 4YR - 146 spaces.
    Selby - Leisure Centre YO8 4BL - 130 spaces.
    Selby - Portholme Road, fomer Civic Centre YO8 4SB - 106 spaces.
    Tadcaster - Central LS24 9AR - 154 spaces. FREE.
    Tadcaster - Britannia LS24 8AB - 90 spaces. FREE.
    Sherburn - Church View LS25 6HZ - 29 spaces. FREE.



    Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority


    All the car parks within the Park have toilets. There is no overnight camping allowed.

    Aysgarth Falls - There is car parking for 80 cars but the car park is not accessible for coaches. Coach parking is available at the Falls car park by the junction with the A684 road.
    Other car parks include - Buckden, Clapham 16 spaces, Grassington 61 spaces, Hawes at the Dales Countryside Museum 103 spaces, Horton-in-Ribblesdale 29 spaces, Kettlewell 41 spaces, Linton Falls, Malham 77 spaces, Stainforth 33 spaces.



    York City Council.

    The following park and ride sights have spaces for the larger vehicle. There is a height barrier but on entering the site alert the supervisor who will lift the barrier. When we went to Poppleton Bar the barrier had been removed for the day.
    York - Askham Bar YO24 1LW - SW of York - There are 10 spaces for larger vehicles.
    York - Designer Outlet YO19 4TA - S of York - 50 spaces provided for larger vehicles at the opp. side to p and r site.
    York - Grimston Bar YO19 5LA - E of York - 50 spaces provided for larger vehicles.
    York - Monks Cross YO32 9JU - NE of York - Spaces are provided for larger vehicles.
    York - Poppleton Bar YO26 6QF - NW of York - 10 spaces provided for larger vehicles.
    York - Rawcliffe Bar YO30 5XZ - NW of York - 11 spaces provided for larger vehicles.

    There are a number of large on street parking spaces in Foss Islands Road YO31 7UP which can be used by motorhomes.