Getting there & parking ...

It is so easy to travel into Bristol’s city centre shopping area, whatever mode of transport you take.

There's a wide variety of well located and affordable car parking options available, including Cabot Circus, The Galleries, many NCP locations and Gardiner Haskins. 

All car park locations, prices and opening hours are now clearly illustrated on an interactive map developed by Destination Bristol and available on

Cabot Circus

Bristol City Centre Shopping The fantastic, modern three-tiered shopping centre, offers over 120 shops including 15 major flagship stores and signature stores Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser.

There is also a whole host of popular high street names including Zara, All Saints, Apple, Hollister, Fat Face, Cult Clothing, and Topshop to name a few.

The shopping centre has over 2500 parking spaces available, including disabled and family-only spaces, and the car park operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. It is well lit and features a dedicated 24-hour security team which has helped it receive the Park Mark Award and European Parking Award for safer parking.

Shoppers can park in Cabot Circus for 1 hour and pay £1.50 followed by £1 increments every hour for up to seven hours. 

The Galleries

Bristol City Centre Shopping Located in the heart of Bristol alongside Cabot Circus is The Galleries, an attractive, three-storey shopping centre, which is home to Boots, WH Smith, TK Maxx and a further 100 stores.

It  boasts a safe, modern car park with 1,000 spaces, all with special shopper tariffs, including disabled and family-only parking options located close to the entrance of the shopping centre.  The Galleries car park features CCTV coverage on all levels and has received the Park Mark Award for safe parking. 

Shoppers can park at The Galleries for 1 hour and pay £1.40 followed by £1 increments every hour for up to six hours.  

NCP Car Parks

In addition to the car parks at Cabot Circus and The Galleries, there are three NCP sites in the city centre area which have all been awarded the Park Mark for safer parking.

Rupert Street car park offers 503 great value parking spaces, on Saturdays and Sundays with an all-day parking tariff of just £5 between 7am and 7pm. St James Barton with 340 spaces and Nelson Street with 295 offer the same rate as Rupert Street on Saturdays.  T

To help you find your way to all this Bristol City Centre car parks visit

Train The city also operates a Park & Ride scheme, so look out for signs as you enter the city.

If you want to leave the car at home, Bristol Temple Meads station is only a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride away from all the shops. Plus more than 1,000 buses come into the centre of Bristol every day from all over the area, so it's so easy to get here!

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