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HMP WEALSTUN Visiting Information

Church Causeway Thorp Arch,
LS23 7AZ

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Booking Procedure

Visiting Order sent by prisoner

Booking Phone No.

01937 444599

Booking Opening Time

Mon - Fri; 08:30 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 16:30

Minimum Booking Notice

24 Hours

Booking Email Address

See below

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 Full adult ID required

Child Visitor ID

Birth certificate, Medical card, Passport or Young Persons' Proof of Age Card

Disabled Facilities

Full access, wheelchair access, disabled parking and toilets


Yes with 4 disabled spaces

Hand In Money on Visit


Hand In Other Items

Clothing by prior application

Book next visit on Visit


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Opening Times

Daily: 09:00 - 16:45


Hot & cold drinks and snacks


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Play area supervised part time

Social visits can be booked by email at; socialvisits.wealstun@hmps.gsi.gov.uk


You should include the following information in your email;

The prisoner's Noms number which should be 'A' four numbers then 2 letters.
The date you require (am or pm) - maybe suggest an alternative date also
The last 4 numbers of the Visiting Order (this begins with 201)
The names of all the visitors

A visiting room is in operation for both the Closed and the Open sides of the prison. Each room has play area facilities and a refreshment counter where food may be purchased.

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25 tables


Hot & cold drinks and snacks


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Child Facilities

Supervised play area

Cash Allowed In Room

Max £20

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09:30-11:30 & 14:30-16:30


09:30-11:30 & 14:30-16:30


09:30-11:30 & 14:30-16:30


09:30-11:30 & 14:30-16:30




09:30 - 11;30 & 13:45 - 15:45


09:30 - 11;30 & 13:45 - 15:45

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Convicted Basic

2 VOs per month

Convicted Standard

2 VOs + 1 PVO per month

Convicted Enhanced

2 VOs + 2 PVOs per month

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Booking Number

01937 444599

Visiting Time

Mon & Tue: 09:30 - 11:30

Hand Items To prisoner

On application - may be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

On application - may be subject to search

Legal visits can be booked by email at; legalvisits.wealstun@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

Laptops and other equipment needs prior security clearance

Offender Management access is available via the Offender Management Group (01937 444 500).

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Bramham Private Hire
27 Lyndon Avenue, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6RG
01937 541727

18 Woodhill View, Wetherby LS22 6PP
01937 588820

Courtesy Cars
16 Ainsty Crescent, Wetherby LS22 7QR
01937 586520


Four Gables
Oaks Lane, Boston Spa, Wetherby LS23 6DS
01937 845592

Swan Guest House
38 North Street, Wetherby LS22 6NN
01937 582381

The Coach House Garden Studios
North Grove Approach, Wetherby LS22 7GA
01937 586100

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Travel Information


The nearest mainline railway station is Leeds.

Facilities at Leeds Station: Waiting room, refreshments, toilets, baby changing facilities, pay phone and ATM. Station is step free with lifts or Level access to all platforms.

Facilities at York Station: Waiting room, refreshments, toilets, pay phone and ATM. Station is step free with lifts and level access to all platforms. Lift available from station concourse (platform 3) to platforms 5 -11. Customer assistance available 'Call for Aid' button by taxi rank at front of station.

Click here for Networkrail information

From Leeds Central Bus Station take the 770 Wetherby bus which leaves at 20 minutes and 50 minutes past the hour Monday-Saturday and at 30 minutes past the hour on Sunday (times are subject to change). The bus stops outside the prison. From York it is best to take a taxi, although there is a 79 bus to Wetherby at 10.55 from Monday – Saturday (it does not run on Sundays).
Click here for Route 770 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: 01937 444 400
Fax: 01937 444 401


Updated: November 2013

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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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