HMP Full Sutton
Moor Lane
Stamford Bridge
YO41 1PS



Thursday 14:00 – 16:15

Friday 14:00 – 16:15

Saturday 09:15 – 11:30 and 14:00 – 16:15

Sunday 09:15 – 11:30 and 14:00 – 16:15


All visits must be pre-booked, the booking number is 01759 375355


Full Sutton is set in a quite rural location. To get there you need to catch a train to York. There is a bus from the train station 747 which costs around £2.00, or you can catch the no 10 bus to Stamford Bridge departing 12:07 and 13:27. From Stamford Bridge take the flexi bus to Full Sutton. The Flexi Bus must be ordered 24 hours prior to the visit by phoning the booking number 0845 6445949. Taxi prices can vary from £18-£25 so well worth checking before you travel.

The visits centre is quite small but very friendly. There are vending machines to get drinks, chocolate and crisps. There is full access for the disabled including the toilets and there are baby changing facilities. There is an unsupervised play area for the children. The lockers are £1 refundable deposit.

Staff sometimes sits in the centre at lunch times too.

The visits are operated on a number system. It is a good idea to get there early, as later numbers can result in loss of visit time. 

Enhanced prisoners can use one VO and have both a morning and afternoon visit on the weekends. You need to stay in the centre once you have taken a number for the afternoon visit, but can leave and collect a number on your return.

When you reach the search area, you have to remove your coat, shoes, belt and watch. The searches are usually quick but very thorough. A drugs dog is present too. The drugs dog is usually a passive dog, so NEVER tell it to sit! Just let it sniff you and move onto the next visitor.

You can take £15 cash per visitor but are only allowed to take £5 in bank notes. There is a selection of sandwiches, crisps, drinks and chocolate from the snack bar.

The bus leaves the prison at 16.20 and the visit ends at 16.15, so you have to leave the visit a bit earlier to ensure you don’t miss the bus. There isn’t a bus on Sundays.