How much does it cost?
The parking charge is £1 per hour up to three hours, or £4 to stay all day. For members of the Trust remains free of charge, as are all the hundreds of Trust car parks and properties across the country. Members will just need to show their membership card to the car park attendant, and display their car parking sticker in the window.
On busy days the overflow car park comes into operation. There is a suggested donation of £2 per parking session in the overflow car park.
Why have car parking charges been introduced?
The National Trust has a responsibility to protect and maintain the places it cares for forever and for everyone. And as a charity, we need to consider all options in making sure we have the right levels of funding in place to do just that.
In General Manager Gary Calland's words: ‘We’re committed to conserving and caring for Coleton Fishacre, but if we do not act now it could become a victim of its own success – more and more people are choosing to visit which is terrific, but we still need to ensure that we have the funds available to protect Coleton Fishacre and are able to carry out the necessary conservation work required.' The money raised by car parking charges will be used to care for Coleton Fishacre, and protect this special place.
Do National Trust members have to pay the parking fee?
No; members park for free at Coleton Fishacre, as they can at any of our National Trust car parks and properties right across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you are interested in becoming a member and enjoying the many benefits of National Trust membership, including free car parking, please do talk to the team in Visitor Reception when you arrive.