Parking at Goddards

Black and white image of a historic car near an open door

There is only space for accessible parking when visiting Goddards. Plan your arrival by bus or suggestions of nearby places to park.

No visitor parking at Goddards

Goddards House and Garden is both a working regional office and a visitor attraction. The small car park on-site belongs to the office at Goddards rather than the visitor attraction, so unfortunately we cannot offer visitor parking unless there are exceptional circumstances. Due to the listed nature of the gatehouse and narrow archway under the gatehouse from the busy Tadcaster Road, it is essential to try and limit the number of vehicles coming and going from the site for safety and conservation reasons.  Goddards office car parking is on-site, so you may see some cars, but we are unable to accommodate cars of visitors to the house and garden. 

Goddards is easy to get to by bus. The number 4, 12 and 13 buses stop regularly near Goddards and come from the York train station.

Where can I park?

There is limited parking nearby at the bottom of Cherry Lane - follow the track down to the end of the lane (5 minutes walk) or at the pay and display car park - 2 hour limit, near to Tesco supermarket at the bottom of Tadcaster Road (15 minutes walk) or free parking on the Knavesmire Road (20 minutes walk). 


Take the bus from York City Centre

Make a day of it and enjoy the city and then take a very straight forward journey up to us by bus. The number 4, 12 and 13 buses stop regularly near Goddards and come from the York train station and back again.


Accessible parking

If you have access requirements, are a blue badge holder for disabled parking or you want to arrange a special parking permit for your visit, please contact us well in advance on the main property number, 01904 771930, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. 


On the upside, if you have come without your car, why not have a gin and tonic on the terrace; or after a visit to us, take the bus down into the city and then visit Treasurer’s House next to York Minster?  


Many thanks for your understanding and enjoy your visit.