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PARKING IN CENTRAL FROME

 

Are you planning a visit to beautiful Frome and looking for somewhere to park?  Here’s a guide and a map (see below). There are several car parks in the town and where you park may well be determined by which part of the town you want to visit, but the centre of Frome is wonderfully compact and choosing any one of the car parks there will enable you to take in all the key attractions.

 

Market Place Car Park

If a day out in Frome is your objective then the best place to park is the long stay Market Place car park. This is at the bottom of the town beside the river. The Cheese and Grain sits at one end and the footbridge over the river to the shopping precinct at the other. Incidentally, there is a second, visually striking footbridge there too, named after one of the town’s most famous sons, Jenson Button. The Black Swan Arts Centre is on the edge of this car park and the round part of this building is a former medieval wool-drying house.

Type of car park: long stay pay and display with no height restrictions and 24 hour access. There are public toilets at this car park.

Charging hours: 9am to 6pm daily, including public and bank holidays. HGVs can park from 6pm to 9am.

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Jenson Button Bridge at Market Place Car Park

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Cheese & Grain viewed from Market Place Car Park

Cork Street Car Park

Equally useful for long-stay parking and just ‘around the corner’ from the Market Place is Cork Street Car Park.  This is the closest car park to Westway Cinema and the delightful Catherine Hill area of Frome where there is an abundance of lovely independent shops.

Type of car park: short stay pay and display with no height restrictions and 24 hour access.

Maximum stay: 2 hours, no return within 2 hours for all vehicles.

Charging hours: 9am to 6pm daily, including public and bank holidays.

 

Vicarage Street and Saxon Vale Car Parks

You may, of course, be heading into Frome for a coffee and ciabatta at La Strada followed by shopping in Cheap Street or perhaps a pint in The Three Swans!  In this case look no further than the small Vicarage Street car park (requires good reversing skills so there is often a space there as the nervous seem to avoid it!) or, just down the hill into Saxon Vale there is more parking available; especially convenient for M&S and the café selling French antiques. On the corner of Vicarage Street and Saxon Vale sits the impressive church of St John the Baptist, with its slender spire and imposing northern approach.

Vicarage Street

Type of car park: short stay pay and display with no height restrictions and 24 hour access.

Maximum stay: 2 hours, no return within 2 hours – for all vehicles.

Charging hours: 9am to 6pm daily, including public and bank holidays.

Saxon Vale

Type of car park: long stay pay and display with no height restrictions and 24 hour access.

Charging hours: 9am to 6pm daily, including public and bank holidays.

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Cafe opposite Saxon Vale Car Park

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St John the Baptist Church

Central Frome Parking Map

Click here or on the map below to be taken to OpenStreetMap.org.

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All images and copy on this page by Garfield Austin.

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