Car park

There is only a limited amount of car parking in the village, so the village can get very congested in the summer. To alleviate this, there is a Temporary Village Car Park in a field near the mill pond, just as you enter the village from Trumpington. We encourage all visitors to use it, when it is open.

From 2018 the car park will be open on weekends between Easter and the end of September, and on the Bank Holiday Mondays. We open it on sunny days only because:

  • that tends to be when there are the most cars, as visitors come to the pubs and tea-rooms, and to walk along the Meadows and round the village; and
  • the parking is on a grass field, so we need it to be dry.

Because the car park opening days are dependent on the weather, it’s possible that the car park will be closed even within the specified dates.

We charge £2 per car. All the proceeds, after costs, are used for the good of the village.

The Car Park is operated by the Parish Council with help from The Orchard. Further details: David Neville, 846631

9 thoughts on “Car park

    1. Josh Newman

      Blue badge holders can use the car park too. There are also a couple of Disabled Parking spaces along the high street, and of course people with a blue badge can park in other areas of the village according to the rules of their parking permit.

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    1. Josh Newman

      Absolutely!
      Every weekend through to October, unless the weather is wet enough that there is a risk of flooding.

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  1. Melanie Ronan

    What’s the best postcode to use for this facility, we are meeting family so driving over an hour each
    TIA

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    1. Josh Newman

      Try using CB3 9NB. The car park entrance is on the left, by the sign that says you have entered Grantchester, as you approach from Trumpington (also M11 J11)

      If you come from the M11, J12 roundabout or from Newnham, go through the village and the entrance is just as you leave the village on the right.

      It is well signposted from within the village.

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  2. Jen

    Hi,
    Are you open on Saturday this weekend? What time are you open from and to when please?

    Also is it £2 per car for the day?

    Thanks in advance

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    1. Josh Newman

      The car park is open every weekend until October as long as there hasn’t been a lot of rain.

      We are also opening several days this week due to the good weather over the half term holiday.

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