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Parking & Access

Sadly, the council have recently shut our nearest recommended car park named Castle Car Park and have not offered a date for reopening at this time.

As Lancaster has a tricky one-way system to navigate we urge all our guests bringing cars to plan their journeys ahead of time.

You’ll find the council’s parking information here:

We’d suggest the St Nicholas Arcades Car Park. Accessible between 8am and 9pm Monday – Friday, 8am and 5pm Sundays, with cars locked away over night. There is an emergency release fee to access your vehicle during closure times. 

We would also recommend downloading the RingGo parking app ahead of your stay – you will be able to access the 24-hour rover ticket which means you can park in any Lancaster council public car park for the duration of your ticket. Using the app also means you avoid having to “feed the meter” in person.

There are some on street parking spaces outside our hotel, on Church Street and New Street, however, these spaces are limited. These are one hour stays from 8am-6pm, free over night from 6pm-8pam.


Unfortunately, due to the architectural nature of our listed building, we do not have lift access to rooms. Staff will always be happy to help with your luggage. If you would prefer to stay on the first floor, please let us know when you book and we’ll do our best to allocate a suitable room.

For those on foot, there are two entrances to our hotel in Lancaster. Our main entrance is in the front, accessible from the street. Alternatively, the other next to our beer garden located at the back of the hotel reachable from Sun Street.

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