Visits & getting there, Thorn Cross

Visits are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 15:45-19:45 and on Saturday and Sunday at 13:30-15:30

You can book a visit online at All you need is the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting, their prisoner number and details of the visitors. 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, email [email protected].

You can also book by phone on Tuesday 10:30-12:30 & 13:30-15:30, or on Wednesday and Thursday between 9:00-12:30 & 13:30-15:00.

There isn’t a visitors centre at the prison, so you must leave all items like mobiles, cigarettes, food & drink etc in your car as these are not allowed into the prison. You may be searched before being admitted to the visits hall. There are few facilities for visitors, you can take change for the vending machines into the prison.

Getting there:

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Buses run from Warrington to Appleton Thorn click here its about a 15-25 minute ride. The nearest station is at Warrington click here

If driving leave the M6 at junction 20; head towards Warrington, turn left at 1st roundabout; travel along round for approx. 1 mile until come to roundabout; turn left and pass industrial estate on left; keep on for approx. 300 yards and turn right; keep on this road for approx. ½ mile; you’ll come to cross roads (Appleton Thorn Pub on right), and turn left. Prison is approx. 200 yards on left. There is a car park opposite the prison.

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