car parking

Car Parking & Road Closures

Beggars Fair day is the busiest Saturday of the entire year in Romsey. If you need to drive, then Romsey has numerous and capacious car parks. But turn up early.

Test Valley Council’s list of Romsey Car Park Tariffs page details all the costs. Generally 2 hours is £1, 4 hours £3 and all day £5.90. Charges apply 8:30am to 4pm. After which it’s free everywhere.

The long stay car park at Romsey Rapids is £2.10 for all day parking. However as you get 4 hours free, turn up at 12 noon and the rest of the day….is free!

Debit or Credit Card – All Pay and Display car park machines accept debit or credit card and contactless Payments, including Apple Pay and Android Pay.

NOTE! Don’t be temped to park at Aldi for more than 2 hours, as you will get slapped with a big bill for overstaying your welcome.

The Beggars Fair Team has arranged additional car FREE parking at:

Disabled Parking

Disabled parking is suspended in Church Place and The Hundred.
Blue badge holders may park for free in any TVBC all-day carpark for three hours but must display clock card displaying arrival time.

Road Closures

Please note the following road closures in operation on the day:-

  • The Hundred from Palmerston Statue -> The Phoenix (9am to 7pm)
  • Latimer Street from Lortemore Car Park -> The Phoenix (9am to 7pm)
  • Church Place (9am to 6pm)
  • Church Street from Portersbridge Street -> Palmerston Statue (9am to 7pm)
  • Bell Street from the Newton Lane -> Palmerston Statue (9am to 7pm)
  • The Abbey from Abbey Water -> Palmerston Statue (9am to 7pm)

But as a picture or map speaks a 1000 words, the road closures are all shown on the Google map below.


Beggars Fair 1997
Beggars Fair 1997