Llanerchaeron Car Park FAQs
We recently held a public consultation which encouraged open feedback on proposals to introduce car park charges at Llanerchaeron.
Thank you to everyone who took part and shared their views with us online or during our open public consultation days on site.
We have listened to your responses and feedback, which have shaped our decision to introduce parking charges at Llanerchaeron during peak season to support our conservation work in the area:
- Parking between 1 November – 28 February will remain free for all visitors.
- When introduced, parking charges will be in place from 1 March to 31 October, between 10:00 - 17:00.
- The first hour of everyone’s visit will be free of charge.
- When introduced, the car parking charge will be £3 per day.
- A date for the introduction of the parking charge is yet to be decided, and advance notice will be given.
- National Trust members will be able to park for free as they do at other National Trust car parks.
As a charity we rely on generating income and membership support to protect special sites, like Llanerchaeron and we thank everyone for their support.
National Trust members, volunteers and Blue Badge holders with a valid form of ID will still be able to park for free all year round.
If you would like to get in touch with us about the parking charges, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Why is the Trust introducing car parking charges at Llanerchaeron?
We are a charity and rely on the income from our visitors to fund the work we do caring for Llanerchaeron. Changing to a parking charge will enable us to continue to bring in funds to care for the villa gardens, farmyard and maintain facilities and carry out important conservation work at Llanerchaeron.
What are the charges and when will they apply?
A date for introducing the car parking charges hasn’t yet been decided and advance notice will be given.
When introduced the car parking charge will be £3 per day for non-members and will only apply during peak season, from 10am-5pm, 1 March-31 October. Further to this, following feedback from the community, car parking will remain free for the first hour of all visits.
Parking outside of these dates will remain free. National Trust members will be able to park for free as they do at other National Trust car parks.
Will National Trust members have to pay the parking fee?
Members will be able to park for free, as they can at other National Trust car parks right across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
We encourage members to scan their card at our pay and display machines upon arrival. Every time a member scans their membership card, it brings £3.50 back to Llanerchaeron to help care for this special place.
How does the National Trust set parking charges?
Parking charges are decided and set locally by our sites, based off local context. We take into account a range of factors when setting prices, including cost of other car parks in the area, the views of local communities, and cost of facilities and upkeep.
Can I become a member when I visit Llanerchaeron?
Just ask one of our friendly team who will help you sign up to become a member.
Individual membership costs £6.40 per month (£1.60 per week). Being a National Trust member means that you have free entry to over 500 places, and free car parking across most sites, subscription to our magazine, handbook and access to our members online area.
What about blue badge holders? Will they have to pay?
Blue badge holders will not be charged for parking at any National Trust car parks, when displaying a valid form of ID.
What about people who walk, cycle or use public transport?
The parking charge is per vehicle. There will be no charge for those arriving by any other means.
Why are you starting to charge now?
We are a charity and rely on the income we receive from our visitors to help us look after the special places in our care. Changing to a parking charge will enable us to continue to bring in funds to care for the facilities and carry out important conservation work at Llanerchaeron, such as limewashing the Georgian villa and restoring the glasshouses.
Will regular visitors have to pay?
When introduced, the car parking charge will be £3 per day for non-members and will only apply during peak season, from 10am-5pm, 1 March-31 October. Further to this, following feedback from the community, car parking will remain free for the first hour of all visits.
If you visit Llanerchaeron regularly, becoming a member may be a cost-efficient option. Our members get free car parking and access to over 300 houses and 200 gardens, which means you are supporting our work locally and throughout Wales, England and Nothern Ireland.
Will people have to pay to park if they only want to use the café?
Following feedback from the community, car parking will remain free for the first hour of all visits. After that non-members who visit Conti’s Cafe and park at Llanerchaeron will need to pay the parking charge.
I volunteer for the Trust, do I have to pay?
Parking is free for active volunteers with a volunteer card.
What payment methods will you accept?
Once parking charges are introduced, you can pay by cash and card at the designated pay and display machines.
Will I have to pay if I’m stopping quickly to use the toilet or café?
Following feedback from the community, car parking will remain free for the first hour of all visits for those who want to use the toilets, welcome centre, shop or café.
Will charging for parking encourage people to park on the verges?
We ask that the public park responsibly, in order to keep the road clear and free of obstruction. We will liaise with the local authority to ensure that the verges and roads are kept as clear as possible, to prevent problems for neighbours and services.
If you have any questions please email: email@example.com
You can also keep up to date on our latest news by visiting: nationaltrust.org.uk/llanerchaeron