Peterborough prison visiting information

Social visits:

Mon - Fri: 14:00 - 19:30
Sat - Sun: 13:00 - 17:00

Booking information: All domestic visits must be pre-booked, telephone 01733 217536.

Additional information: There are no visits on Christmas Day. The Visitors Centre opens half an hour prior to the start of visits. Standard regime prisoners can have one hour's visit per day if unconvicted and a two hour visit once per week if convicted. Unconvicted prisoners on the enhanced regime can have an additional two hour visit once per week by application. Convicted prisoners on the enhanced regime can have two three hour visits per week.

The Visitors Centre is run by the Friends of Peterborough Prisoner. There is wheelchair access and a no smoking policy is in force. All domestic visitors must report to the Visitors Centre before entering the prison. A children's play area is available.

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 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 17:00

Booking information: Legal visits must be pre-booked, telephone 01733 217536.

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 Q2). 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 15 minute walk to the prison entrance.

    Buses also run on a Sunday from Bay Q2 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 telephone 0870 608 2608.
  • 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 GNER website
  • The prison has a car park for visitors use.
HM Prison Service


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