Car parking

Where possible, we encourage patients and visitors to use public transport as parking on-site at Harrogate District Hospital is limited. (For parking at Ripon Community Hospital click here)

Harrogate District Hospital has several different car parks, with the main car park located right outside the main entrance.

We operate a pay-on-foot parking scheme. As you enter the car park, take a ticket from the machine at the entrance barrier. Please keep this ticket on you and pay at the pay stations in the Hospital entrance lobby on your way back to your car. This will validate the ticket and open the exit barrier.

At peak times we have car park attendants on duty to assist with any queries or difficulties.

Drop offs

If you are dropping off patients at the main entrance and intend to wait, please park in the visitors’ car park as it is vital that we keep all emergency routes clear.

Disabled badge holders

Our main patients’ and visitors’ car park has 21 spaces for disabled drivers near to the hospital entrance. In addition to this, there are four disabled spaces at Heatherdene (for renal patients), four at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre and two disabled bays outside the entrance of the Briary Wing.

Please take a ticket as normal, and present this with your badge at the main reception when leaving. Please also place your time clock on the dashboard before leaving your vehicle.

Parking charges

Stay Tariff
First 30 minutes Free
30 – 90 minutes £2.60
1½ – 2½ hours £3.80
2½ – 3½ hours £5.00
3½ – 4½ hours £6.10
4½ – 5½ hours £7.00
5½ – 6½ hours £8.10
6½ hours + £9.10
Weekly ticket £34

The weekly ticket allows unrestricted lengths of stay and visits for a period of seven days. A maximum monthly charge of £68 is in operation.

Our payment machines are located in the entrance lobby of Harrogate District Hospital. They accept notes, coins and credit/debit cards. These machines give change.


Certain patients and visitors are eligible to receive concessionary parking.

Patients and visitors who qualify for free parking must fall into one of these categories:

  • Disabled (must produce a Blue Badge)
  • In receipt of: Working Family Tax Credit, Pension Guarantee Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support or Universal Credit
  • In receipt of War Pension
  • Patients receiving cancer treatment
  • Patients who attend the Hospital but their appointment is subsequently cancelled
  • Visiting Harrogate Harlow Private Healthcare Service
  • In possession of a Carers’ Passport
  • Hold an End of Life booklet

Patients and visitors who qualify for 50 per cent discount must fall into one of these categories:

  • Parents or guardians visiting the Paediatric Ward
  • Parents visiting the Special Care Baby Unit

If you attend an outpatient appointment and the clinic runs an hour or more late, you are eligible for a discount. The size of the discount depends upon the length of the delay. If this applies to you, please speak to reception.

Trust volunteers are entitled to free parking when on duty.


We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and promoting sustainable travel among staff and patients. We have many cycle storage facilities at Harrogate District Hospital, and we’re working towards building more.

We have secure cycle storage facilities located outside the main entrance of the Hospital. Limited facilities are also available near the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre and outside of the Briary Wing.

Staff car parking

There is limited parking on site for staff, which is currently free of change although some staff car parks are barrier controlled.