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HMP GARTREE Visiting Information

Gallows Field Road,
Market Harborough,
LE16 7RP

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Booking Procedure

On-line booking now available

Booking Phone No.

01858 426727

Booking Opening Time

Mon - Fri; 10:00 - 11:15 & 13:30 - 16:00. Also Sat; 10:00 - 11:15

Minimum Booking Notice

24 Hours

Min Age Unaccompanied


Search Procedure

Rub down, metal detectors, passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photo ID - Passport, Driving Licence etc

Subsequent Visit ID

ID required for every visit

Visitor Adult Age

18 - Adult ID required

Child Visitor ID

Birth certificate, Passport, proof of age pass or student card for each child

Disabled Facilities

Full access, disabled parking and toilets. Easy access seating where required


Yes, with 3 disabled spaces at the front of the prison

Hand In Money on Visit


Hand In Other Items

After application by prisoner

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Cold drinks


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Play area is supervised only part-time

Refundable Locker Deposit


Booking on-line
You can now book visits to this prison on-line without a Visiting Order (VO).
You will need the prisoner’s full name, date of birth, prison number and prison.
Provide three alternative visit slots and you will get a confirmation email within three days.
It is still be possible to book visits by phoning the booking line but the new system should do much to overcome the frustration and waiting on the phone for hours that is currently experienced although if you are looking to book at short notice it may still be better to telephone where possible.
For more information, or to book a visit, go to:


Visitor Centre phone number: 01858 426614
Visitor Centre manager: 01858 426708

Book in at the Visit Centre on arrival. Visitors are not allowed in to the prison after 15:00

Tokens must be bought for Visit Room refreshments - Yellow (£1.50) for food items and brown (40p) for drinks. Tokens cannot be exchanged or change given.

Prams and pushchairs are not allowed into Visits but the prison will lend one to a visitor if required. Baby bottle warmers are available in the Visits canteen.

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Fixed seating for prisoner and 3 visitors


Hot & cold drinks and snacks


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Child Facilities

Unsupervised play area

Cash Allowed In Room

None required as a pre-purchased token system is in operation

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14:00 - 16:00




14:00 - 16:00


14:00 - 16:00


14:00 - 16:00

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Convicted Basic

2 VOs per month

Convicted Standard

2 VOs per month + 1 PVO

Convicted Enhanced

2 VOs per month + 2 PVOs

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Booking Number

01858 426727

Visiting Time

Same times as Social Visits

Hand Items To prisoner

May be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

May be subject to search

Probation Visitors should call: 01858 426 654


Laptops and other equipment is allowed after prior approval and will be examined on entry and exit.

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Murphy’s Taxis Ltd
16 Kings Head Place, Market Harborough LE16 7JT
Tel: 01858 410210

Email: bookings@murphystaxis.com
Fax 01858 466197 or 410569

Spotty Dog Taxi Co
Leefe House, 27 Abbey Street, Market Harborough LE16 9AA
01858 466444


Diamond Taxis
45 Welland Park Road, Market Harborough LE16 9DN
01858 469090


Langton Brook Farm
Langton Road, Great Bowden, Market Harborough LE16 7EZ
01858 545736

The Old Forge Bed & Breakfast
19 Main Street, Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TG
01536 770559

The Courtyard Cottages
Home Farm, Main Street, Church Langton, Market Harborough LE16 7SY
01858 545180

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There is a railway station at Market Harborough. Travel to the prison is then either by bus or taxi.

Facilities at Market Harborough Station: Waiting room, refreshments, toilets, baby changing facilities and pay phone. The station is step free with a ramp to platform 2 northbound. Staff assistance via foot crossing to platform 1 southbound

There is a bus service from Market Harborough.
Arriva Route 44 runs Monday to Saturday from the station via the square to HMP Gartree.
The bus leaves the station at 37 minutes past the hour from 09:37  until 18:37.
The return service from Gartree to Market Harborough runs at 7 minutes past the hour from 08:07 until 18:07.
Click for Route 44 timetable

Prison main telephone numbers
These numbers are not for booking visits but may be useful in emergencies or if you have problems booking a visit or enroute.
Tel: 01858 426 600
Fax: 01858 426 601


Information about Visiting is primarily supplied by the prison. This is supplemented with information from the various prison service websites, charities working within Visit Centres, IMB and HMCIP reports.

The ‘Updated’ date shows when information was last changed. The information is checked regularly; however, if you have further information, or believe our data to be incorrect, please use the ‘Contact’ link below.


Updated: September 2014

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Inside Time Limited provide the details of taxi companies and accommodation without recommendation. These are merely businesses within easy distance. Visitors are strongly advised to contact the business well in advance to check availability and pricing.


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