~Thorn Cross prison visiting information

Social visits

Monday:    No visits
Tuesday: 17.45 - 19.45
Wednesday: 17.45 - 19.45
Thursday: No visits
Friday: 13:45 - 15:45
Saturday: 09:45- 11.45 and 13:45-15:45
Sunday: 13:45-15.45

Booking online: 

Visits can be booked over the telephone by ringing 01925 805 018 during the following hours:

Monday – Friday   13:30 - 15:00

Or you can book a visit online at any time and these will be processed by the Booking every weekday morning.

To book a visit online go to : www.gov.uk/prison-visits

Official visits can also be booked during these times but only take place on a Tuesday 9:00-12:00.

Additional information: You may be entitled to help with your travel expenses. Please visit the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme page for more information.

Official visits

Tue: 09:00 - 12:00

How to get there:

  • Bus: No. 8 or 9 to Appleton Thorn from Warrington.
  • Train: To Warrington Bank Quay or Central
  • Car: Exit M6 at junction 20; head towards Warrington, turn left at 1st roundabout; travel along round for approx. 1 mile until come to roundabout; turn left and pass industrial estate on left; keep on for approx. 300 yards and turn right; keep on this road for approx. ½ mile; you'll come to cross roads (Appleton Thorn Pub on right), and turn left. Prison is approx. 200 yards on left.
  • There is a car park opposite the prison.
HM Prison Service


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