HMP Lancaster Farms

HMP Lancaster Farms, located in Lancashire, UK, is a Category C institution established in 1993. It currently has the capacity to house 560 inmates and operates under Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS). The environment at Lancaster Farms is described by inmates as safe, relaxed, and clean, featuring green spaces. The prison stands out for its focus on rehabilitation and well-being, offering a variety of amenities like a well-rated gym, vocational training, and comprehensive healthcare services. The staff-prisoner relations are notably strong, with individualized plans for challenging prisoners and a fully operational Keywork system. The management and staff are committed to the personal development of inmates, emphasizing health and well-being. Regular engagement with prisoners’ families and excellent support for complex cases are also key aspects of the prison’s approach​​.

HMP Lancaster Farms

Contact Information for HMP Lancaster Farms

  • Address: Stone Row Head, Off Quernmore Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3QZ
  • Main Switchboard Phone Number: 01524 563450
  • Alternate Phone Number: (01924) 311400
  • Visits Booking Number: 01524 563636

Visiting Information for HMP Lancaster Farms

Visiting hours at HMP Lancaster Farms are as follows:

  • Wednesday: 14.00 – 15.00 and 15.30 – 16.30
  • Saturday: 14.00 – 15.00 and 15.30 – 16.30
  • Sunday: 14.00 – 15.00 and 15.30 – 16.30

Visits can be booked online at, by email, or by phone at 01524 563636. All visitors must present photo ID and proof of address. Mobile phones, cigarettes, or food and drink are not allowed in the visits hall; however, lockers are available for storage. Visitors are advised to arrive 45 minutes early for security checks and can bring £10 in change to buy refreshments at the snack bar.

To reach the prison, bus service no 18 operates between Lancaster Bus Station and the prison. If traveling by train, Lancaster Castle Railway Station is the nearest, with taxis and buses available for the onward journey. For those driving, the prison is accessible from the M6, with parking available on-site​​.

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