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Parking nearby aquarium

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Parking nearby aquarium

Hi All , What would be the best car park to use to visit aquarium near pier in Bournmouth ? Postcode would be great.

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Dorset, England
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1. Re: Parking nearby aquarium

All the town centre car parks would be a short walk. There's a useful site bournemouth.gov.uk where you can look up any council run car parks in the area.. The car parks at Bath Road, the Pavilion or the NCP by the Bournemouth Int Centre would be the nearest. Parking in the town has got very expensive in the last year or so. Hope this helps.

Edited: 10 February 2018, 07:35
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2. Re: Parking nearby aquarium

Any idea on parking for minibuses? TIA

Dorset, England
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3. Re: Parking nearby aquarium

Same bournemouth.gov.uk website gives details of individual car parks and the barrier heights, as most of them do have a height restriction. The main coach park is in Queens Road, a little way out of the town centre heading towards Westbourne. If in doubt phone the council to check.

Bournemouth, UK
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4. Re: Parking nearby aquarium

I don't think there's any height restriction in the Pavilion car park (Westover Rd) but you'd be lucky to find a suitable space there. But since there's also Westover Rd and Hinton Rd street parking (2hr max) it might be worth a try. Exeter Park Road is also a option: it's hidden away and you can only pay with the paybyphone" app (or phone them) which seems to put people off. There are just a few (long) spaces at the Winter Gardens Car park before the height barriers.

There's also some street park on the west cliff (St Michaels Rd / West Hill Rd) or I think further back the West Hill Rd car park is unrestricted (BH2 5PG)

Omagh, United...
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5. Re: Parking nearby aquarium

Council parking staff will tell you to park on the roadside and then come back later and ticket you so they get their commission, nasty bunch of people run this run down little town, there are many better places to go.

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