Leyhill prison visiting information
Booking information: Social visits are booked by the Prisoners.
You can also book online at www.gov.uk/prison-visits to request prison visits.
Additional information: You may be eligible for help with your travel expenses. The Assisted Prison Visits Unit provides financial help for people on a low income to visit a close relative or partner in prison. Information packs available at entrance to domestic visits area and you can also find details online on the Justice website.
Family visit days catering especially for children are held three times a year between 10:30 and 15:00. These are normally held midweek and during school holidays.
Prison Voicemail Service
Social contacts can exchange voicemails with prisoners through the Prison Voicemail service, which is available at HMP Leyhill. Family members or friends sign up online and are given a unique landline phone number which they can call at any time to leave messages. The prisoner dials the same number from within the prison to listen and reply. You can find more information including pricing at www.prisonvoicemail.com.
Booking information: Official visits can be booked on 01454 264230.
Additional information: Limited space available, early booking is essential.
How to get there
Train: There is a regular service to Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads from all parts of the Country. A Taxi or Bus will need to be taken from either station, approximately 20-30 minutes. Contact local services for details.
Bus: From Bristol to Yate using First Group bus service. (This only operates from Monday to Saturday not Sunday or Bank Holidays)
For Information about timetables and tickets visit www.firstgroup.com.
Timetable enquires: Travel Line 0871 2002233
Customer services 0845 602 0156
From Yate using the Stagecoach bus service number 84. The bus stops directly outside the prison. (This only operates from Monday to Saturday not Sunday or Bank Holidays)
For Information about timetables & tickets visit: www.stagecoachbus.com/about/west
Car: Exit the M5 at junction 14 and turn towards Wotton-under-Edge on the B4509, right turn to Leyhill is signposted.
Car parking space for visitors as signposted