Car Parking North of Great Glen

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Car Parking North of Great Glen

Postby bikepacker » 24 Mar 2014, 4:05pm

I shall be touring North Scotland in May and a friend want to drive up and spend a couple of weeks with me. We would like to meet up somewhere near to Inverness. Does any forum member know of a secure parking place in that area where he could leave the car?
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Re: Car Parking North of Great Glen

Postby irc » 24 Mar 2014, 10:28pm

Council car park. CCTV, patrolled, and £2 a day for long term parking.

Old Town Rose Street Multi Storey Car Park
(Park Mark Award)
Farraline Park
Inverness
IV1 1NH

Sat Nav Postcode: IV1 1NQ
Telephone : 01463 239786
Mobile : 07810 834505

http://www.highland.gov.uk/yourenvironm ... rparks.htm

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Re: Car Parking North of Great Glen

Postby bikepacker » 28 Mar 2014, 1:55pm

Thanks for the link but I had already Googled that.

Having allowed parking on my drive for cyclists wishing to tour from here I was hoping someone local to the area may have come up with a similar offer.
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Re: Car Parking North of Great Glen

Postby andrew_s » 28 Mar 2014, 2:07pm

You could also check out regular town car parks on google streetview for the absence of "no overnight parking" notices or similar. I've parked for a week or so in a couple on that basis whilst I went off cycling (Oban & Ballater). It does require a fallback if streetview turns out to be wrong.
Perhaps Dingwall ? (but not by the railway station/football ground).

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Re: Car Parking North of Great Glen

Postby BeeKeeper » 29 Mar 2014, 7:15am

Probably not the cheapest, but probably the safest, try long term parking at Inverness Airport.

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Re: Car Parking North of Great Glen

Postby SimonCelsa » 31 Mar 2014, 12:16pm

Hello Bikepacker,

I've just finished my contract on a Chinese LNG ship & am currently in Shanghai waiting for my flight home to Inverness. Due to some earlier fog delays (ship not plane) my flight is not due into Inverness until April 3rd pending some tight connection at Manchester.

I should be home for around 3 months more or less & live pretty central (IV2 4AG). I have 3 school age kids so will probably not be venturing too far afield this time home.

If your mate gets stuck then I have space off road in my front garden (my car lives in a carport when I'm away & the wife doesn't drive).

It would be free/gratis but obviously I cannot guarantee the security etc (my car has been OK these past few years so I would say it would probably be acceptably safe).

Anyway if you are interested then get in touch via PM, bearing in mind I may not be in a position to telephone until I get home.

All the best, Simon

P.S your friend doesn't drive a stretch Hummer by chance??!!


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