Visits and getting there, HMYOI Wetherby

Visits are booked by phone , call 01937 544207 between 9:30 – 11:30 Monday to Friday. You must give a minimum of 48 hours notice for a visit. Visits are held every day, including weekends between 14:00 – 16:00.

There is a small visitors centre, where you can buy snacks etc, which offers full disabled access and toilets.

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 bus,

  • From Leeds – bus services 98 and 99 operate between City Square, Leeds (outside main railway station) and the centre of Wetherby. Buses run approximately every 30 minutes. From the centre of Wetherby there is a 1-mile walk, short taxi ride, and/or York bus service.
  • From York – buses service 79 operates between York Railway Station and Wetherby. There is a bus stop outside the establishment. The buses run once every hour.

By train

The nearest railway station to Wetherby is either Leeds or York. Both stations are about 14 miles away from the establishment and public transport will be required to get you here.

By car

HMYOI Wetherby lies just off the A1, opposite a racecourse. When travelling from the north or south exit the A1 at the junction signposted B1224 York, and head towards York. The establishment is on the left-hand side. There is parking available, including 6 disabled bays, outside the prison.


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