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Parking at Goddards

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Arriving in style in a time gone by | © National Trust Archives

Find out about on site accessible parking, and otherwise where to park nearby or your options for public transport and arriving by bike.

Accessible parking only

Goddards was bought by the charity as its Yorkshire office from the Terry family in 1984. Due to this registered use, we are unable to offer parking to most visitors, the exception is accessible parking.

For visitors requiring accessible parking - follow A1237/A64, then A1036 Tadcaster Road, signed York city centre, turn right after St Edward's Church, through the brick gatehouse arch.

If you’re using a Sat Nav, input 27 Tadcaster Road, not the postcode.

Drop-off point

Depending on your party, you are welcome to drive through the gatehouse and drop people off closer to the garden before parking your car nearby.

Parking for staff and volunteers

You may notice some cars parked that are not displaying blue badges, these may belong to staff and volunteers using the office or working in and around the garden. And of course, blue badge holders are not the only visitors who might require accessible parking.

Where to park

A few ideas to help you find a space...

  • 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).

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Arrive by foot if feasible and start your visit in the suburbs | © National Trust Images / James Beck

Jump on a bus from the city

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 that the Park and Ride buses do not stop outside Goddards.

On your bike

There are bike racks available at the rear of the house, the team can point you in the right direction. Don’t forget your lock.

Thank you for your understanding and arriving on foot or push bike unless you require the accessible parking spaces.

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