Motorhome Parking in (North) Yorkshire.

The information is presented by local authority area.

North Yorkshire County Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Parking Page. The Scarborough Park & Ride Page and Whitby Park & Ride Page also include motorhome parking information.
See also the article at the foot of the page.

Craven District Council; Parking Page. See motorhome parking information on the individual pages for each town.

Hambleton District Council; Parking Page. Motorhomes may park in all car parks, subject to payment of parking charges on the basis of the number of parking bays that are occupied, as there are no height restrictions, though some are more accessible for larger vehicles than others and bay layouts in some car parks lend themselves to motorhome or larger vehicle parking better than others. The council will consider adding this information to its web site.

Thirsk Race Course, Station Road, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1QL. Statement 3 February 2014: "On racedays only motorhomes can park in our Coach Park foc for the duration of racing but need to depart at the end of racing as everything is locked up. You could also park in our Paddock Car Park again, foc, but would need to depart at the end of racing. Both these areas are grass so if the weather is inclement care should be taken.".

Harrogate Borough Council; Car Parks Page. The web site has been updated and no longer includes motorhome parking information.

Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3HT. Parking information on the FAQs page. Information received in a phone call on 10 February 2014: Visitors in motorhomes are welcome and can park in the coach park.

Ripon Race Course. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 28 January 2014.

Richmondshire District Council; Parking Orders Page. The council does not have any specific bays allocated to Motorhomes but does welcome them in the car parks that can accommodate such large vehicles as long as they adhere to the current parking rules and regulations. There are no plans at the current time to publish specific motorhome parking information so the best advice to anyone unsure about suitable car parks and/or adhering to regulations is to make a specific enquiry of the council.

Catterick Race Course. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 28 January 2014.

Rydale District Council; Parking Page; Council Car Parks Page includes motorhome parking information.

Eden Camp, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT. Visit Planning page includes a note about motorhome parking.

Flamingo Land, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX. Statement 22 September 2013: "Day visitors in a motorhome park on the normal car park which is free of charge".

Scarborough Borough Council; Parking Page, pages for individual car parks state whether they are suitable for motorhomes or not; Park & Ride Page, see North Yorkshire County Council above.
See also the article at the foot of the page.

Selby District Council; Parking Page. The car parks owned by Selby District Council are currently not of a size than can accommodate Motor Homes. The best advice that can be given is to contact the council before attempting to park.

York City Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Parking.

Monks Cross, York. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 2 September 2013 but no reply has been received.

McArthur Glen, York; Ample free parking; There are no particular plans to advertise motor home spaces at York, albeit there is a coach cark that can accommodate 50 coaches and which motor homes can also use. We do indeed get many such vehicles in throughout the week. There is no height nor width restriction. With park and ride services running into town we are happy to receive motor homes however no overnight parking is allowed on site.

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ. Response to an enquiry received 27 January 2016: "Iím happy to confirm that we do allow motorhome parking during our opening hours at both the National Railway Museum in York, and Locomotion in Shildon.".

York Race Course. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 28 January 2014.

A Brief Summary of Motorhome Restrictions in Scarborough Borough.

In the Scarborough Borough Council area (which includes Whitby, Filey & Sandsend) on street parking is controlled by North Yorkshire County Council and off street parking is controlled by the Borough Council,

Going back some years it was possible to camp overnight at SBC car parks because either there were no orders controlling it or orders were not enforced. Then some people started abusing that fact, even to the extent of holding rallies in car parks in Whitby. SBC responded originally by trying to promote a scheme whereby overnight camping would be allowed in some of their car parks (see This Article). That, though, required extra planning consent because, in legal terms, it would turn the car parks into caravan sites. When the matter was examined it was discovered that it would breach a long standing planning policy that prevented the creation of caravan sites within the areas of SBC where the car parks are located. That policy had been used over the years to turn down applications from several private companies/individuals. If SBC had given itself planning consent despite that then it would have been faced with legal action from unsuccessful applicants for not being even handed. That is why the ban on overnight camping in SBC car parks was introduced. The history can be found on the SBC web site at This Page (and linked pages). The resulting legislation is in The Borough Of Scarborough Off Street Parking Places Order 2012.

In regard to on street parking, some years ago signs had been erected by NYCC banning overnight camping. That was in response to motorhome owners not just staying overnight but staying for longer periods. Local residents found it objectionable because of the visual impact and visitors found that they increasingly had difficulty parking in some areas. To save money the signs were not backed by a legal order so could not be enforced. When that was highlighted NYCC brought in a temporary legal order covering several roads and the matter went out to public consultation. The result was that the permanent order was made which covers the ten roads listed on the NYCC web site.

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Last updated: 19 July 2017
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