Free parking in the cities can be difficult to come by and paid for parking can be expensive. It’s often better to use the park and ride schemes to avoid congestion.
There is plenty of paid parking in the smaller towns and villages. In the cities you’ll find limited time free parking on the street, metered parking, parking in parking lots and in garages including multi-storey car parks. Prices vary depending on how close you are to the centre or the sights but can be expensive.
Enforcement of parking is done by traffic wardens and sometimes the police and they are hot on illegal parking. You’ll receive a parking ticket and a fine.
Your disabled driver scheme blue badge will entitle you to the usual benefits in municipal car parks but check private ones for any restrictions.