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Where to Park in Manchester for Your Brewery Tour
You have made a fantastic decision and booked yourself onto a brewery tour! Now the question is: how to get to the venue? If you have chosen to drive, this article will help you decide where to park and not spend an arm and a leg in the process.
If you are flying into Manchester from elsewhere, you are possibly going to need to park your car at the airport at the other end. A great way to save money on this often-expensive necessity is to check out a comparison website, such as Parkhero. With this website you can compare all the available airport parking options for your dates easily and find the best deal. Say you are searching for parking near Manchester Airport, you simply choose your airport, enter your dates and the comparison tool will show you what is available. You can filter by price, customer rating or travel time from the airport and book directly from the results page. The best part is that you don’t need to make an account and there are no booking fees! A great way to save money for the fun things during your trip.
Parking near the Piccadilly Tap
The car parks below are ranked by their distance from the Piccadilly Tap, the meeting point for both the Manchester Beer Tasting Tour and the Manchester Microbrewery Tour.
NCP Piccadilly Gardens (4 mins walk)
This is the most convenient car park for walking to the Piccadilly Tap with only a 4 minute walk. It also places you conveniently right in the city centre near Piccadilly Station. It is open between 5:30 and 23:30 and costs £18 for between 5 and 6 hours. However, if you can there before 9am you can bag yourself a bargain with a £6 Earlybird ticket! You then have plenty of time to explore the city before the tour begins at 12 midday. It is also possible to save by pre-booking online with NCP. You can then park for 6 hours for £10 or 12 hours for £18.95.
Address – Piccadilly Gardens, Chatham Street, Manchester, M1 3AY.
NCP Manchester Palace (10 minutes walk)
Manchester Palace is slightly further away and offers the same prices as Piccadilly Gardens, but is perfect if you want to explore the area around Oxford street.
Address – Palace, Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 6NE.
Bridgewater Street (20 mintues walk)
In the Castlefield area of the city, just 10 minutes’ walk from the meeting point is Bridgewater Street car park. In the area you will find the Castlefield Urban Heritage Park and the Bridgewater Hall. The car park is cheaper than the NCP offerings at £7 for the whole day, but you will need to pay the attendant in cash on entry to the car park.
Address – 28 Bridgewater St, Manchester M3 4NH.
Red Bank (25 mins walk)
If you don’t mind the 25 minute walk or 20 minute bus ride to the Piccadilly Tap, Red Bank is a great option at just £2.50 for the whole day. It is located near Manchester Victoria station and is one of the cheapest car parks in the city. You will need to pay the attendant in cash. However, it has received some bad reviews.
Address – Red Bank, Faber Street, Manchester, M4 4HF.
On Street Parking
You also have the option of parking in the street with parking in Zone 4 near Piccadilly Station offering reasonable prices. For the streets below parking costs £5 for 6 hours and starts at £0.50 for 30 minutes. You can park all weekend for £10. It is a Pay and Display system and may get busy at the weekend, so be sure to have an alternative in mind.