Getting to the Regatta

Durham is about 15 miles south of Newcastle upon Tyne and 65 miles north of York and is easily accessible by car, rail, coach and air.

Durham Regatta 2019 car parking arrangements

Please note that due to restrictions on use of land at the regatta, public and competitor car parking will be split between two sites:

Car Park A: the rugby field adjacent to Durham ARC (primarily used by competitors)
Car Park B: the football field off Green Lane (main spectator parking)

Car Park A will be opened on Friday 7 June 2019 and can be accessed via Green Lane. Please observe the traffic
flow guidance in the map below. Volunteers will be assisting in the flow of traffic and the parking of cars. Car
Park B will only be opened once Car Park A is full.

The following charges apply to both Car Park A and Car Park B:

• Charge per day: £3.00
• Friday 7 – Sunday 9 June inclusive: £5.00

Access to the Durham Regatta car parks is on a first come first served basis. Additional public car parking is
available at various locations around the City and the Durham Park and Ride facilities will be operating between
07.00 and 19.00 on Saturday 8 June 2019. Local charges apply.

Please note that no vehicles will be permitted beyond Car Park A without a valid site access permit.

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You should use the relevant postcode below to obtain driving directions online or on your satnav. Signs for the Regatta should be posted on major routes into Durham.

Visitor car parking

Parking in the Regatta car park is very limited and we strongly advise you to use the Durham Park and Ride, or park in one of the city centre car parks (such as Prince Bishops car park), and complete your final journey by public transport or on foot.

Durham Park and Ride
The primary park and ride site is Belmont (near the A1) – post code DH1 2SR.

The Belmont Park and Ride (operates on weekdays and Saturday only) can be found just off Junction 62 of the A1. Exit the roundabout onto the A690 towards Sunderland, and turn left at the traffic lights.

Other park and ride sites are

  • Howlands Farm (near the A167, southwest of Durham) – post code DH1 3TQ
  • Sniperley (near the A167, northwest of Durham) – post code DH1 5RA

Buses operate between all park and ride sites and Durham Bus station located on North Road, every ten minutes between 7 am and 7 pm. To walk to the Regatta from the Bus Station, use the instructions found here, beginning at instruction 3.

Prince Bishops car park
The post code for the Prince Bishops car park is DH1 3UJ.

Regatta car park (spaces limited)

The post code for the Regatta car park is DH1 3JU.

Directions from the A1

    1. Exit at Junction 62, signposted for Durham. Then follow the A690 (dual carriageway) towards Durham City Centre.
    2. At the first roundabout, take the third exit, continuing on the A690 down the hill.
    3. At the next roundabout, turn left to cross Leazes Bridge.
    4. Stay in the left-hand lane, to turn left onto Old Elvet at the first set of traffic lights, just after the Marriott Royal County Hotel.
    5. Continue along Old Elvet and take the second left onto Green lane (about 0.2 miles).
    6. The Regatta car park can be found immediately on the left hand side, through the entrance to the University Pavilion.

  1. Classic cars and competitors with boat trailers should continue to the end of Green Lane and follow the single track lane to the designated areas.

Boat trailer parking

Follow the directions to the Regatta car park and continue to the end of Green Lane. All boat trailers must be parked in the trailer area adjacent to Durham Amateur Rowing Club, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Entries Secretary.

Classic car parking

Follow the directions to the Regatta car park and continue to the end of Green Lane.