Is there a charge for parking?

There are no charges at the Engine Yard Car Park. However there are within our Main Castle Car Park. 

The Engine Yard Car Park


Main Castle Car Park (Long Stay)

There is a small all day parking charge of £2 when using the main Belvoir Castle car park which can be redeemable from the ticket office when paying for your entry to the Castle. If you have pre booked your entry tickets or simply want to walk around the Vale you can redeem your parking charge from the following outlets.

The Aviary Tea Rooms
Castle Gift Shop
Belvoir Bistro
Duchess Gallery
The Farmshop
The Old Servants

Parking machines are cash and Just Park online payment system

Appeal a parking fine: HERE

Should you wish to appeal a Parking Charge Notice please go online at

Alternatively, you can send a written appeal to Initial Parking Ltd Suite 83, 51 Pinfold Street, Birmingham, B2 4AY. Please revert all other general parking enquiries to Initial Parking Ltd on

Where do I park if I have mobility issues/ a wheelchair?

There are accessible parking bays at the front of the Engine Yard Car Park.

Reasons for introducing car parking charges

In 2020 it was brought to our attention that our parking situation really needed improving for the safety of our community, visitors and staff. Therefore, part of the recently implemented charges will go straight towards the upkeep of our site; fixing potholes, maintaining signage & fencing, landscaping, daily litter collection, keeping the nearby roads safe and maintaining public facilities at both our ticket office and Engine Yard retail village. We plan to extend our parking areas and implement parking bay mapping throughout, which the charges will also go towards. Additionally, we are working with Highways to develop better access and roads.