Canal Basin Car Park

The Country Park has lots of car parks and laybys dotted along its length, so whatever area you wish to explore there is always a car park nearby.

  • Canal Basin Car Park

    The Canal Basin is the main entrance and car park for the Country Park. Located on the south-eastern side of Tiverton it is well sign-posted by brown tourist attraction signs from all major roads into Tiverton.


    Pay and Display MachineThe Canal Basin Car Park is a pay and display car park. Charges are payable 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. No disabled concessions. All revenue from car parking goes directly to projects in the Park.


    £1.50 up to 2 hours
    £3.00 for all day
    £3.00 for coaches

    There are two machines in the Canal Basin Car Park accepting cash – unfortunately these machines do not give change.

    You can also pay by phone on 01392 249888, or online using Phone and Pay website or by downloading the Phone and Pay app.

    Location: Grand Western Canal Car Park
    6608 coaches
    6607 for all other vehicles


    AddressCanal Hill, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4HX
    Number of spaces55 cars
    Coach bays2
    Disabled bays5 – located at either end of the car park – 2 opposite the public toilets and 3 near the Canal Tea Rooms and Garden. No disabled concessions.
    Opening hours24 hours
    Overflow parkingYes. Summer months only (available on the grassed area beside the lime kilns).
    Height restrictionNo
    Suitable for MotorhomesYes
    Overnight sleepingNo sleeping or overnight camping
    PenaltiesAny vehicle not displaying a valid ticket or overstaying the expiry time may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice for £50.

  • Annual Car Parking Permit

    If you’re a regular visitor to the Grand Western Canal Basin Car Park in Tiverton, it is may be worthwhile investing in an annual car parking permit.

    The current cost for a permit is £24 per year.

    You can purchase your Annual Car Parking Permit online at  Devon County Council’s Parking Services Portal. Once on the website, please complete the form online. This system provides the option to pay by cash or cheque, either in person or by post, if you cannot pay by credit / debit card.

  • Other Car Parks within the Country Park

    Manley Bridge Car Park
    Manley Bridge Car Park: EX16 4NJ

    Crownhill Picnic Site Lay by
    Crownhill Picnic Site Lay by: EX16 7AY

    Tiverton Road Bridge Car Park
    Tiverton Road Bridge Car Park: EX16 7AY

    Greenway Car Park
    Greenway Car Park: EX16 7AE

    Sampford Peverell Village Car Park
    Sampford Peverell Village Car Park: EX16 7BT

    Ebear Lay by
    Ebear Lay by: EX16 7HN

    Fossend Bridge: EX16 7JQ

    Beech car park: EX16 7JD

    Lowdwells Lock: TA21 0JY

  • Conditions in all Car Parks

    • No unauthorised overnight camping or parking
    • No unauthorised HGVs or trailers
    • Coaches to park only in marked bays only
    • No car parking in coach bays
    • Park carefully to keep access routes clear
    • Please take your litter home.