Styal prison visiting information

Social visits

Mon: 14:00 – 16:00
Tue: 14:00 – 16:00
Wed: 14:00 – 16:00
Thu: 14:00 – 16:00
Sat: 14:00 – 16:00
Sun: 14:00 – 16:00

Booking information:

To book online, visit:

All you need is:

  • the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting
  • their prisoner number.

You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what's available and confirm your visit by email.

If you've made an online visit booking request and haven't received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, please call 0300 060 6512, lines open 09:00 - 18:00, Monday to Friday.

Additional information: A Visitors Centre is available staffed by Contact Cheshire Support (with play area and refreshments). To purchase from the café in the Visits Hall you must pay for a voucher at the Visitors Centre prior to your visit. A children's play area is available for use during visits. Access for wheelchair users. Information on Assisted Prison Visits can be found in the Visitors Centre

Family visits: Family visits by prisoner's application only, Sat/Sun 09:30 - 11:00, pre-booked by the prisoner. Family visits with children accompanied by Social Services are available weekday mornings, through pre-booking only.

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: 09:30 - 10:30 & 10:45 - 11:45

Booking information:

All visits must be booked in advance by telephoning 0300 060 6512 between 09:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday.

Alternatively, legal visits can be booked by email at

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:

Styal is situated about two miles southwest of Manchester Airport on the B5166 (Styal Road) between Wythenshawe and Wilmslow near to Styal County Park.

  • By train to Manchester Piccadilly, then local train to Styal (it is advisable to check the availability of trains prior to departure), then 10 min walk to the prison. Alternatively take the train to Wilmslow then a taxi to the Prison, approx 5 mins away. No special transport.
  • The prison is located approximately 13 miles south of Manchester. If travelling by road, follow the signs for Manchester Airport, leaving the M56 at junction 5. At the airport follow the signs for Wilmslow (end of runway will be on your right). Continue to the T-junction and then turn right into Styal Road. The prison is approximately one and a half miles on your left.
    Styal Country Park and Quarry Bank Mill are well signposted with the National Trust brown motif. This property is approximately 500 yards before the prison on the right hand side.
  • There is a car park at the prison.

Related Documents

intable Directions to Styal (549KB)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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