Peterborough prison visiting information

Social visits:

Mon - Thurs: 13:30 - 18:30. Last visit can be booked at 17:30

Sat - Sun: 13:30- 16:30. Last visit can be booked at 15:30 (Bank Holidays)

Female social visits are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Male social visits are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  

Booking information: All reception visits must be pre booked by telephoning 01733 217536, all subsequent visits must be booked by the prisoner.

Additional information: The Visitors Centre opens half an hour prior to the start of visits.  Remand entry, standard and enhanced prisoners can book a minimum of one hour’s visit per day .Convicted entry and standard can book a maximum of four visits per month, all of which can be two hours in duration. Convicted enhanced can book a maximum of five visits per month, all of which can be three hours in duration. Further information on visiting entitlements can be obtained from the visitors centre within the prison.

Visiting arrangements for bank holidays are the same as the weekend social visits. There are no visits on Christmas Day.

The visitors centre is located at the front of the prison and has easy access for wheelchairs. The prison operates a no smoking policy. There are lockers available within the visits centre should you wish to leave your belongings in them .All social visitors are required to book in prior to the visit commencing.

Within the visitors centre there is a tea bar operated by the Friends of Peterborough Prison, there are also toilet and wash facilities available. A children’s play area is also situated within the visits centre. The prison operates a cash facility for purchasing refreshments during your visit; a maximum of twenty pound per visit is permitted.

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 - 11:30 & 13:30 - 16:30

Booking information: Legal visits must be pre-booked by fax;

Requests for visits to the male estate should be faxed to 01733 217 512.

Requests for visits to the female estate should be faxed to 01733 217 513.

To make a video link booking for either the male or female estate please contact:

Telephone: 01733 217500 ext 7207

Fax: 01733 217511

Prison Voicemail service

Social contacts can exchange voicemails with prisoners through the Prison Voicemail service, which is available at this establishment. 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

How to get there:

Peterborough prison is situated in the City of Peterborough, approx. half a mile from the city centre.

  • By Bus: Monday to Saturday - Buses run every ten minutes from the City Centre Bus Station (Bay 2). The nearest bus stop to the prison is on Westfield Road – opposite the Shell petrol station. Travel time from the City Centre to Westfield Road is approximately ten minutes. It is then approx. a 5 minute walk to the prison entrance.

Buses also run on a Sunday from Bay 2 at half hourly intervals between 10.15 am and 5.15 pm. Thereafter the buses run every hour at a quarter past the hour.

For detailed local bus times, please telephone stagecoach on 01733 207860.

  • By Train: There is a main line station in Peterborough City Centre. Taxis are available immediately outside the station and the prison is a 10 minute ride away. Alternatively it is possible to walk to the prison along Bourges Boulevard / Mayors Walk – taking around 20 minutes.

For detailed train times log on to the East Coast website.

  • The prison has a car park for visitors use with designated disabled parking

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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