|BeenThere-DoneThat||The Unofficial Guide to Great Britain|
|Parking in Colchester|
Parking in Colchester can be excessively expensive. In the town centre car parks you will (in 2003) be charged £1.20 for the first hour although it will reduce to 70p an hour for 4-6 hours. These charges are, in my opinion, extortionate.
There is, apparently, a Park and Ride Scheme which is mentioned on the Council's web site but no details are given. I have found a reference, elsewhere, to the cost for a car being £2.50 but I don't have any date for that - the cost could now be higher. Add to that the cost of the return bus fare into town at 50p per person and you will have a total cost of £3.50 for two people in one car. If you were to stay 6 hours this would amount to about 60p per hour which is still excessive.
Colchester District Council provide a Car Park map and information
Information based on our visit in 2002 and updated in 2005.