The location of Exeter’s cheapest – and not so well known – car park has been revealed.
A new analysis has looked at all the car parks close to the centre of town and ranked them according to how much they cost over a day.
No surprises that John Lewis comes in at number one of the most costly car parks based on a full day rate of £13.20.
For that you get card payment and electric vehicle charging (should you require it), a nice enclosed multi-storey experience, and of course, easy access to the home furnishing mecca itself and other city centre attractions.
The Guildhall and Mary Arches Street cost exactly the same and make up the top three most expensive locations.
Rounding out the top five are Princesshay £12.40 (no electric car charging payment) and Market Street at £12.10.
The study has only looked at places to park that are within a 25-minute walk of the city centre.
Analysis shows that Dudley Road in Wolverhampton is the UK’s cheapest such car park. You’ll be charged £1.50 for the whole day.
Compare that to Liverpool Lime Street where an all day ticket will have you digging deep for £135.
Exeter comes out surprisingly well in comparison to other cities across the UK. The city’s five cheapest car parks have an average day rate of £3.90. The trick for motorists is knowing where to find them.
According to Zuto Okehampton Street car park costs £3.50 for the day.
Tucked away near the River Exe beside the Royal Oak pub, the pay and display car park is open 8am till 6pm each day and has 81 spaces.
Tariff is a very reasonable £1 for up to an hour rising to £2.50 for 3-4 hours. It is classed as a Zone 3 car park by Exeter City Council because it is not in the centre of the city.
But if you can manage the 15 minute walk – at the very most – across Exe Bridges and up Fore Street then you might think it is worth it.
Close by is the Flowerpot Lane car park which takes a couple more minutes to walk but is exactly the same price. Make sure you take some change though as neither take a bank card.
Another option would be Haven Banks Two car park. To find this hidden gem you’ll have to drive beyond Haven Banks (One) on Micheal Browning Way neat Exeter Quay.
At the end of the road is an 84-bay pay and display that costs £3.50 for the day.
Rounding off the cheap list is Isca Place. This is tucked away shyly behind Exeter Central train station and is operated by Total Car Parks. According to the analysis is costs £5.50 for the day.