Accessible parking at Goddards
Goddards was built as a secluded family home near to York Racecourse and is used as a regional office for the National Trust. Parking is available for visitors with limited mobility. You are welcome to use the drop off point in front of the house and there are plenty of options for free local parking.
Find your parking space
There are lots of local parking spaces nearby:
- Free parking on Cherry Lane (4 minutes walk).
- Free parking on the Knavesmire Road (20 minutes walk) - please note on race days this can get very busy.
- Pay and display car park near to Tesco supermarket on Tadcaster Road (15 minutes walk).
Take the bus
Goddards is easy to get to by bus. Take the number 4, 12 or 843 from opposite York train station and alight at the Marriott Hotel. Goddards is two doors away. These buses run approximately every 10 minutes.
Please note, the Park and Ride buses do not stop outside Goddards.
If you are a blue badge holder there designated accessible parking spaces in the courtyard in the front of the house. This area can also be used as a drop-off point before parking elsewhere if this better suits members of your household.
Secure bicycle racks
Behind the house are racks to lock up your bike whilst you have a stretch in the garden. With it's location on the edge of York racecourse, the garden offers a scenic pause point on your ride.
A little bit about why we have these restrictions...
Goddards is a working regional office as well as opening for visitors to explore the garden. The small on-site car park belongs to the office at Goddards and the cars you may see on-site are are for the working staff and volunteers.