Dovegate prison visiting information

Social visits (main prison)

Mon: 0930-1130 and 1330-1630
Tues: 1330-1630
Weds: 0930-1130 VP only and 1330-1630
Thurs: 0930-1130 and 1330-1630
Fri: 0930-1130 and 1330-1630
Sat: 0930-1130 VP only and 1300-1700
Sun: 0930-1130 and 1300-1700

Legal visits

Mon: 0915-1145 and 1330-1630
Tues: 1330-1630
Weds: 0915-1145 and 1330-1630
Thurs: 09:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 17:00
Fri: 0915-1145 and 1330-1630

Booking information: Visits must be booked at least 24 hours in advance on 0800 877 8951, or by email on visits.dovegate@serco.com. They can also be booked whilst you are visiting the prison.

Additional information:

Every first Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning of the month is allocated for the VP unit to have visits as well as the Third Sunday morning. Visitors must produce either one form of photo ID or 2 other forms of ID.

Drug detection dogs are in operation.

You may be entitled to help with your travel expenses. Please visit the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme page for more information.

Official visits

Mon: 09:00 - 12:00
Wed: 09:00 - 12:00
Thu: 09:00 - 12:00
Fri: 09:00 - 12:00

Booking information: Visits must be booked at least 24 hours in advance on 0800 877 8951, or by email on visits.dovegate@serco.com. They can also be booked whilst you are visiting the prison. Alternatively they can be booked on company headed paper via fax.

Additional information: Visitors must produce either one form of photo ID or 2 other forms of ID. Drug detection dogs are in operation.

How to get there: Dovegate is located in Staffordshire between Stoke on Trent and Derby, just off the main A50.

  • Bus: Bus service 402 (407 on Sunday) links the prison with Uttoxeter and Burton on Trent. Telephone 0870 608 2608 for timetable information.
  • Train: The nearest railway stations are Uttoxeter or Tutbury & Hatton.
  • Taxi: Details of local taxi companies are available from the visitors booking line or the visitors centre.
  • Car: Nearest motorway junctions: M1-J24 (N), or 24A (S), M6-J15 (N&S).
  • Ample car is parking available adjacent to the visitors centre
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