Parking in Windermere for shopping
Windermere is a beautiful traditional village in the heart of the Lake District National Park.
It's a great place to visit if you're interested in browsing the galleries and art shops like National Park Print Shop, and there's also a great range of local independent cafes, bars and restaurants.
If you're arriving by car, here's our top tips for where to park in Windermere so you're within walking distance of all the shops and places to eat.
The main streets through Windermere including Crescent Road, High Street, Collage Road and Broad Street all allow one hour of free parking all year round. There is no need for a badge or parking disk - just remember what time you left your vehicle and make sure you get back within the hour.
There is a large car park at Booths near the station. They offer two hours free parking for customers visiting the store. It's enforced with numberplate recognition so make sure you don't go over the two hours allowed.
Windermere train station
There is limited parking at the train station. All day rates of £5 on weekdays and £7 on weekends are very reasonable - but the limited space means they can get full quickly when it's busy.
Broad Street car park
Located just behind the library on Broad Street this car park is a little hidden but actually pretty spacious. £3.60 for two hours but check out the early-bird deal - if you arrive before 9am you can get all day parking for as little as £1.
Why not leave the car at home and arrive by train - the station is right in the middle of town. Or we're very well connected by bus and there are bike paths running from Kendal in to town too.
(Information correct at time of writing, always check the posted rules before parking)