Visits & Getting there, HMP Wealstun

 

Visits are held at the following times:

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu,  09.30 – 11.30, 13.30 – 15.30
  • Sat , Sun 09.30 – 11.30, 13.45 – 16.00

To book online, visit: www.gov.uk/prison-visits. All you will need is the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting and their prisoner number. You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what’s available and confirm your visit by email. If you’ve made an online visit booking request and haven’t received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, please email socialvisits.wealstun@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or call 01937 444599, lines open 0830-1230 Monday to Friday.

There is a Visitors Centre for use on visiting days which opens from 08:30 Mon-Sun. The visiting room has play area facilities and a refreshment counter where food may be purchased (only open at selected times).

Getting there

 

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. The basic details are shown below.

  •  By Train. The nearest Railway Stations are Leeds (about 12 miles) and York (about 15 miles).
  • By Bus. Service 770 Leeds-Harrogate via Wetherby runs half-hourly, 5 past and 35 past the hour from Leeds Bus Station (Monday to Saturday) and hourly (15 past the hour) on Sunday and takes you past the Prison gates. The journey time is about 45 minutes. Monday to Saturday the return from the Prison into Leeds is again half-hourly, at 25 and 55 past the hour, Sunday the service is hourly, passing the gates at 20 past.
    Busses from York (service 412, 413) are 12 minutes past the hour from the stop outside York Railway Station Monday-Saturday and take you into Wetherby Town Centre from where you would have to get a taxi/bus forward. There is NO Sunday service on this route.

Taxi’s from both Leeds and York are easily available the journey time will be about 30 minutes and will cost between £15 to £20 if pre-booked. From Wetherby a cab will be about £8 to £10, again if pre-booked. Remember that you may need to book the cab to take you back again!

 Arriving by car

By car the prison is 3 miles east of the A1, the nearest town being Wetherby.

From the south – Take exit 45 from the A1 directed to Wetherby / Otley. At the first roundabout take a left turn and shortly after, at the second roundabout turn right, onto the A168 signposted Wetherby. As you approach the town there are directions for Walton / Thorp Arch Trading Estate and these will take you to directions for the Prison.

From the North follow signs off the A1 for Wetherby/Racecourse and then pick up signposts for Thorp Arch Trading Estate/Walton and these take you onto directions to the Prison.

 

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