Visits and getting there, HMP Wakefield

Social visits are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9:00-11:30 and 14:00-16:00. To book a visit phone 01924 612 274. The line is open 09:00 – 11:00 7 days a week, and also 14:00 – 16:00 Monday and Friday only.

Security at visits is tight, expect to be searched prior to you admittance to the prison and ensure that you have full identification documents with you or you may be denied entry to the visits hall.

 

Transport to the Prison

The station closest to the prison is Wakefield Westgate, the prison is about a 5 minutes walk away. Coaches run by National Express stop at the nearby Wakefield Bus Station. If you want to plan your journey on public transport visit the Yorkshire Travel  produced web site, (click here). It is an excellent way to plan your visits.

By Car:
From M1 South: Proceed north along M1 to Junction 40. After approx 2 miles turn left at Henry Boons Public House into Parliament Street, just before the railway bridge.
From M62: Proceed along M62 east or west to junction with M1. Take M1 south to junction 40. Leave at Junction 40 along A638 towards Wakefield. After approx 2 miles turn left at Henry Boons Public House into Parliament Street, just before the railway bridge.
From A1 North: Proceed along A1 south to M62. Proceed along M62 Westbound to M1. Proceed along M1 southbound to Junction 40. Leave at Junction 40 along A638 towards Wakefield. After approx 2 miles turn left at Henry Boons Public House into Parliament Street, just before the railway bridge.
From A1 South: Proceed along A1 and A1M and leave A1M to join A638 towards Wakefield. Follow signs Dewsbury A638. After crossing roundabout at Comet, get into the right hand lane and turn right at the end, across the dual carriageway (Westgate). After approx 100 yards turn left at Henry Boons Public House into Parliament Street, just before railway bridge.

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