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Graduation car parking

Please note car parking is not available at the Cathedral or within its precincts.

For information on parking in Canterbury visit

Park and Ride is the cheapest and fastest way for car drivers and their passengers to get to Canterbury city centre and the Cathedral. There are three Park and Ride sites, at Wincheap, New Dover Road and Sturry Road, so letting the bus take the strain is the most sensible option for almost any trip into the city. The buses stop at a number of intermediate stops between the car parks and the city centre.

For a nominal charge per car, a driver and up to six passengers can park their car in a purpose built car park and then board one of the low floor buses – with space and restraint facilities for wheelchairs and prams. Buses are approximately every eight minutes. The payment system installed at the car parks gives change.

All the sites are protected by CCTV cameras, site staff are there during opening hours (weekdays 7am to 7.30pm) to help with any questions. Each site has drink machines, information stands, toilet & baby changing facilities and a heated waiting room.

Please note that the entry barriers will lock one hour after the last bus leaves but the exit barriers will still operate provided that you have a validated ticket – so you could look to return after the Graduation Ceremony by taxi.

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    A city centre map showing car parks nearest to the Cathedral and taxi ranks can be viewed by clicking here.

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    Satellite navigation
    If you have satellite navigation then the following postcodes can be entered into your system to direct you straight to the site: Sturry Road CT2 0AA, Wincheap CT1 3TY, New Dover Road CT1 3EJ or, if you can adjust the settings of your system to show Park and Ride sites they will be displayed automatically.