HMP Leyhill

HMP Leyhill, a Category D minimum security prison, is situated in Tortworth, Gloucestershire, in the southwest of England. Established as the first lowest security prison in England, it opened in 1946. Designed to house 497 men, Leyhill comprises three units: A, B, and C. The facility primarily offers single occupancy rooms, with the exception of 10 double rooms located between units A and B​​.

HMP Leyhill

Contact Information for HMP Leyhill

  • Address: HMP Leyhill, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucester, GL12 8BT
  • Telephone Number: 01454 264000​​.

Visiting Information for HMP Leyhill

Booking Visits: Visitors must have the prisoner they intend to visit book them in, as prisoners at Leyhill manage their own visit schedules. For additional contact, the prison office can be reached at 01545 26400​​.

Visiting Times HMP Leyhill

  • Tuesday: 13:30-15:30
  • Thursday: 13:30-15:30
  • Saturday: 13:30-15:30
  • Sunday: 13:30-15:30​​.

Parking and Transport:

  • By Car: Take the M5, exit at Junction 14, follow B4509 towards Wotton under Edge, turn right to Leyhill. The prison is on the left, with visitor parking available.
  • By Train: Nearest stations are Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.
  • By Bus: Leyhill Prison offers a free bus service once a month on the last Saturday. For details, call 0117 931 4340​​.

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