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The Runway Visitor Park

Address: Manchester Airport, Manchester WA15 8XQ, England
Phone Number: 161 489 3932
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Ranked #21 of 80 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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135 reviews 135 reviews
11 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is our 3rd visit as we are not from the area. Yes the car park is expensive but look what you see although I get the point about the cafe. We did the nimrod and Concorde experience today . It was excellent - the host john was fab and all for £13 each ( free parking !) we went... More

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Went with a little boy and girlfriend and had a good couple of hours. Pros - Spacious, great views, plenty of parking, cafe, kids play area. Cons - expensive cafe and car park, Concorde expensive, muddy car parking field, bad directions to site, long queues to get in/out, poor toilets. I know there's more cons than pros but the main... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have been a regular visitor to the RVP for years and have always thought the price of the parking was a little on the steep side but it was something I could tolerate for a good day out. Recently I visited and the Ringway Restaurant was being refurbished. It was great to see some of the money was being... More

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Blackpool Uk
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went to manchester runway visitor park with three year old grandson who thought it amazing that he could watch clearly take off and landings of various flights . A good Day out at no cost except the £3 per hour parking so if you walk or arrive by bus it is free. Lots of picnic tables so we will be... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

went for lunch the food was excellent the service fantastic spent £25 in the restaurant for two then got charged £6 to park for 1 hour 8 mins!! If you spend at the restaurant you should get the parking for a fixed lower price. It's a fantastic venue but won't be returning until they sort the car parking tarrif out... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

1. The Concorde tour was FANTASTIC. Absolutely sensational. So difficult to understand how the powers that be think it's acceptable that this superb plane should be grounded. The tour was very well organised and really interesting. 2. The café next door, however, is a different story altogether. The food was fine, no problem there, but the jobsworth attitude... it's an... More

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Plane spotters paradise. However the main dining area was shut for refurbishment and the burger van had run out of everything.. Only one plane open to look round and the Concorde bit was being done up and was shut. None of this was made clear when we went in. I imagine when it's all open it would be a nice... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Well organised. Video to start the tour which was very informative. The guide took us into the hangar where the incredible, even now, futuristic look of the magnificent Concorde awaited its visitors. We were toured around Concorde with an explanation of what all the external components were then taken inside. I am 5'2" and I felt I had to 'duck'... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We live just down the road from this attraction and I'm amazed we'd not been before but our son was planning for Aeronautical Engineering at uni so it hit the top of our visit list. The Concorde Tour is great and really informative and the technical element was great. The overall park has a good shop and lots of things... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is great ! Brilliant layout and accesible for everyone. On our visit 1-11-14 we managed to get on the tour of Concorde at 10am there was only 6 of us on the tour so it was great got a detailed talk from the staff without it been over crowded. Plus car parking (£3 per hour or £12 a... More

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