Gartree prison visiting information

Social visits



Tuesday: 2 – 4pm

Thursday: 2 – 4pm
Saturday: 2 – 4pm
Sunday: 2 – 4pm

Booking online

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

Booking by phone 

To book by phone, please call 01858 426 727. The booking line is open at the following times: 

Monday to Saturday: 10 – 11.15am  

Monday to Friday: 1.30 – 4pm  



Additional information 

Social visitors can also still book their next visit during their visit.

You can't hand in property on visits nor post items to the prison. However, you can still send in money and postal orders. This is due to a law that came in on 1 November 2013.

Your loved one can also give to visitors any property that they don't want to keep.


There is a Visitors Centre providing for social visitors in partnership with PACT. 

You may be entitled to help with your travel expenses. See the assisted prison visits page for more information.

Official visits



Wednesdays only: 9 – 11am and 2 – 4pm

In exceptional circumstances if you need an official visit on a different day please contact us and we'll try to help.

Booking information

To book an official visit, please call 01858 426 727. The booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm.



You can also book an official visit by email SocialVisits.Gartree@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

You’ll get an automated reply followed by a confirmation email. 

How to get there

Bus: There is a bus service from Market Harborough. The number 44 which runs Monday to Saturday from the train station via the square to HMP Gartree. The service leaves the train station at 35 minutes past the hour from 09:35 (with extra services at 07:35 and 08:20) until 18:35. The service from Gartree to Market Harborough runs at 7 minutes past the hour from 08:07 until 18:07.


Rail: There is a railway station at Market Harborough. Taxis are available but they are expensive.


Car: Take the M1 and exit at junction 20 and take the A427 towards Market Harborough for 10 miles. At the village of Lubenham, turn left towards Foxton. After 1 mile turn right towards Gartree, 400 yards on the right.


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