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Shepton Mallet Prison, Frithfield Lane, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5LU


On arrival please head to the ticket office, located within the gate-lodge, with your tickets. Tickets can be shown printed or on a digital device. If you have any questions regarding your tour please email the team at

By Car

When arriving by car there are a number of Car Parks to choose from.

Our prison car park is situated at the top of Frithfield Lane and is open from 10:00am until 5:30pm. This is a customer only car park and costs £3.00 to park all-day, so you don't have to worry about moving your car straight after your tour! This car park closes at 5pm.

The closest public car parks are located on Great Ostry BA4 5DB and Old Market Rd, BA4 5DX (500 metres). From the car parks head onto Town Street/High Street, then make your way to the Cenotaph in the Market Square, with the post office behind you and the library on your left walk under the Amulet and follow the lane past the Church, keeping the church on your left until you reach the prison gates.

By Train

If you are arriving by train, Castle Cary Train Station (CLC) is approximately a 15 minute drive away. There are a number of taxi and bus services between Castle Cary and Shepton Mallet. Swift Taxis 01749 340820, Regal Taxis 01749 347750, Mum's Taxis 0711 572038. The bus service runs approximately hourly and is bus number 1, 1a or 1c with South West Coaches.

By Coach

If arriving by coach you will be dropped off outside the front of the prison and pick you up after your visit from outside the prison. Your coach driver will provide specific details on the day. 

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Shepton Mallet Prison

Frithfield Lane, 

Shepton Mallet



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