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    • Tustastic
    • By Tustastic 22nd Jun 08, 10:10 PM
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    Cheap/free parking in Salisbury, Wiltshire?
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    • 22nd Jun 08, 10:10 PM
    Cheap/free parking in Salisbury, Wiltshire? 22nd Jun 08 at 10:10 PM
    I'm going to Salisbury by car for the day this Friday and would like tips on where I can park for free or at a low cost. I'll be coming from London. Happy to park on the outskirts and walk into the centre.
    Hope someone has advice and hope this is the right place to post this request.
    Cheers
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    • bartman
    • By bartman 22nd Jun 08, 11:06 PM
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    • #2
    • 22nd Jun 08, 11:06 PM
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    • 22nd Jun 08, 11:06 PM
    Even as a local I'm pushed to find anywhere to park for free these days!

    I'm afraid Salisbury is not car-friendly! Our inept council has made the town centre difficult to negotiate by car, by use of an impenetrable one-way system, inadequate signposting, deliberate narrowing of previously OK roads to single track so that traffic can only travel in one direction at a time, and a ludicrous 20 mph speed limit.

    If by some miracle you manage to get to a car park in the town centre, you will need a second mortgage.

    The best advice I think is to head for the Park & Ride - it's £2.50 for the day - there is one as you approach on the A30 from London, strangely enough it's the London Road Park & Ride!

    Here

    I hope you enjoy your day!
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 23rd Jun 08, 10:22 AM
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    • #3
    • 23rd Jun 08, 10:22 AM
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 10:22 AM
    bartman is mostly right. Parking in Salisbury is expensive. For a one off visit, for a whole day, the park and ride is best.

    Because I hate paying to park I always park for free either at Waitrose or at the Homebase on Southampton Road but I'm only usually there for a couple of hours.
  • moonrakerz
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 1:35 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 1:35 PM
    as a local ........... the town centre .......... town centre
    Originally posted by bartman
    As a "local", thought you would know Salisbury is a City ! :rolleyes:
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 23rd Jun 08, 1:58 PM
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    • #5
    • 23rd Jun 08, 1:58 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 1:58 PM
    As a "local", thought you would know Salisbury is a City ! :rolleyes:
    Originally posted by moonrakerz
    Salisbury is so small it is easy to think of it as a town.

    There is, after all, only the big pointy thing in the middle to remind you otherwise.:rolleyes:
    • bartman
    • By bartman 23rd Jun 08, 3:33 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 3:33 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 3:33 PM
    As a "local", thought you would know Salisbury is a City ! :rolleyes:
    Originally posted by moonrakerz
    Does anybody really say "I'm off to the city to do some shopping"? Nah!

    Even in New York people refer to uptown and downtown.

    If my missus said she was off to the city, I'd assume she had either landed a new job at the Stock Exchange or was gonna try her luck at King's Cross!

    Meanwhile, back in the real world, Landy, weren't Waitrose threatening to clamp cars which had overstayed their welcome? Although I note that you said you only used it for a couple of hours, maybe if anybody went beyond that they might get some hassle.
  • hewhoisnotintheknow
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 3:45 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 3:45 PM
    drive down and park in some random street for free theres lots of them about!
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 23rd Jun 08, 4:20 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 4:20 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 4:20 PM
    Does anybody really say "I'm off to the city to do some shopping"? Nah!

    Even in New York people refer to uptown and downtown.

    If my missus said she was off to the city, I'd assume she had either landed a new job at the Stock Exchange or was gonna try her luck at King's Cross!

    Meanwhile, back in the real world, Landy, weren't Waitrose threatening to clamp cars which had overstayed their welcome? Although I note that you said you only used it for a couple of hours, maybe if anybody went beyond that they might get some hassle.
    Originally posted by bartman
    Yes I think you are right.
  • kat1311
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 7:10 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 08, 7:10 PM
    parking is free after 6pm in the city centre so its worth hanging on til then if possible... if not then park and ride is definately the best option. As with any old city the smaller the car the better!
  • moonrakerz
    parking is free after 6pm in the city centre so its worth hanging on til then if possible... if not then park and ride is definately the best option. As with any old city the smaller the car the better!
    Originally posted by kat1311
    Well done kat ! (my highlighting )
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