HMP Leyhill, Visits & getting there

Visits are held at the following times

  • Tues: 13:30-15:30
  • Thurs: 13:30-15:30
  • Sat: 13:30-15:30
  • Sun: 13:30-15:30

All social visits are booked by the Prisoners, so there is no phone/email/web site booking facilities. When the prisoner has booked a visit it is their responsibility to inform the visitors. There isn’t a visitors centre at the prison, but like at all prisons there are restrictions on what can be taken into the visits hall e.g. mobile phones, cigarettes etc and these must be left within in your car or at the prison gate. You may be searched prior to admission to the prison visits hall. The prison does arrange some “family day” visits midweek during 3 majors school holidays.

Getting there:

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The nearest stations are Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads click here for timetables,  both around 15-20 miles distant. Bus services are run by local companies click here or call 0117 9558211, but aren’t that frequent. Taxi’s are available at either station, call 0117 254 1111 but expect to pay £50-60 for a round trip. The prison does run a free bus service once a month on the last Saturday, call 0117 931 4340 for details.

If driving exit the M5 at Junction 14 and turn towards Wotton-under-Edge on the B4509, right turn to Leyhill is signposted. Turn left through the entrance for the Visitors Car Park. Disabled spaces are available.