Warren Hill prison visiting information

Social visits

Friday - Sunday: 14:00 - 16:00 

Booking information:

To book online, visit: www.gov.uk/prison-visits

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. 

Pre-booked visits system operates Monday to Thursday 09:00hrs  to 12:00hrs on 01394 633633.   

If you've made an online visit booking request and haven't received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, please call 01394 633633, lines open Monday to Thursday 08:00hrs to 12:30hrs. 

Please note that on Fridays the facility will be closed.   

Official visits

Wednesday: 14:00 - 16:00

Booking information: Official visits Wednesday only  Booking via 01394 633633 – bookings taken Monday to Thursday 09:00hrs  to 12:00hrs. Friday the facility for booking Official Visits will be closed.

General Information:
Escort Area/Contractor: East / GSL Local Authority:
County: Suffolk;
Suffolk Coastal Constabulary:
Suffolk Probation Service:
Suffolk Probation Service Latest HMCIP Report:  May 2011 PDF [641KB] Independent Monitoring Board: Penny Creasy - Chair

How to get there:

HMP & YOI Warren Hill is located approximately one mile from the North Sea, adjacent to the village of Hollesley.

  • Train: Ipswich is nearest main line station 17 miles from Warren Hill. Catch connecting trains to Melton Station from Ipswich.
  • Bus: Public transport is very limited and there is no service on a Sunday.
  • Car: For those approaching from the South by car: If travelling up the A12 from London it will be easier to by-pass Ipswich by turning right at the roundabout marking the junction of the A12/A14. Follow the A14 over the Orwell Bridge and then re-join the A12 by following the Lowestoft and Woodbridge signs. Continue along the A12 for approximately three miles until you reach the Woodbridge by-pass. Do not go into Woodbridge but continue along the A12 Woodbridge by-pass until you reach the second roundabout. Here take the right turn [A1152] signposted to Melton. Proceed down the hill, across traffic lights and continue for about half a mile over a level crossing and river bridge. After the river fork right [roundabout] and take the road towards Bawdsey [and RAF Woodbridge]. Take the next fork left [signposted to Hollesley]. Continue past ex USAF base on your left. Take the next left fork. [Do not go into Hollesley Village]. Carry on and bear right at the next fork. You will see a white concrete water tower which is at a crossroads. Go straight over. You will now be going through prison property and passing houses on your left. Continue down a steep hill and for Warren Hill take a sharp left signposted HMP & YOI Warren Hill. Continue along this lane past the dairy and this will bring you to the car park and the prison.
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