Bristol prison visiting information

Social visits

Sun - Sat:
14:00 - 16:00 excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Good Friday.

Booking information:

To book online, visit: www.gov.uk/prison-visits

All you need is:

  • the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting
  • 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.Bristol@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or call 0117 372 3213, lines open Monday-Friday 09.00-12.30 and 1330-16.30.

Additional information: For more information, please see the visitors' centre website, phone 01179 244866, or email bristol@prisonadvice.org.uk.
You may be entitled to help with your travel expenses. Please visit the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme page for more information. 

Official Visits

Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 11:15 & 14:00 - 16:15

Booking information: Please pre-book visits on 0117 372 3271 or 3258.

Official visits by email: LegalVisits.Bristol@hmps.gsi.gov.uk.

Additional Information: Video link may also be available on request.

How to get there:

  • The nearest railway stations are Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway.
  • All buses numbered from 70 to 79 pass the prison and can be caught from near the Central Bus Station.
  • Cambridge Road is a side street of the main A38 (Gloucester Road) around 2 miles from City Centre.
 
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