Getting here

How are you travelling?

By car or coach

Prioritised parking, we can never guarantee car parking, however, we will always try our best to accommodate. 

Parking for cars - we will be very busy during the school holidays and our car park will fill up very early, at which point we ask drivers to park elsewhere in the area. We encourage anyone who can to travel by alternative means including boat, bus or cycle.

From the M6, exit at Junction 36 and follow the A590 and A591 to Windermere and Ambleside!

**Due to limited space, we do not offer parking for caravans, motor-homes, trailers or any vehicle over 5m in length**

Car parking charges

We have a pay and display parking system.

We make every effort to accommodate all visitors who arrive by car, however please note that during peak season our car park can reach full capacity. 

Standard charges

Car parking charges payable 9 am to 6 pm


2 hours £5.00

3 hours £6.00

4 hours £6.50

5 hours £7.00

All day £8.50


Charges apply to all vehicles, including coaches, and vehicles displaying a blue badge.


All the car parking charges go towards keeping the National Park special for the future.

Electric Car Charging

Brockhole offers charging for electric vehicles, at a cost of £1 per 30 minutes. The charging points are located at the top disabled car park by the main house and another at the end of the main car park. All charges go towards the upkeep of the National Park.

Coach parking

Coach parking and Coach Drop Off is available in this car park outside of school holidays, weekends and bank holidays only. 

Pre-booking is essential, please call 015394 46601 or email to book your coach bay.

By boat

Spend more time admiring the beautiful Lakeland scenery and cruise to Brockhole by boat. Hop off for a delicious lunch or make a day of it with family and friends and get the last boat back. For timings and to book your cruise visit the Windermere Lake Cruises website.

By bus and train

Bus services 555 and 599 stop outside the Brockhole gates. For timetables, please take a look at Stagecoach

The nearest railway station station is Windermere (2 miles). From there you can take a bus.

Weather forecast

For the latest weather report, visit the Lake District Weatherline website or call 0844 846 2444.