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The Runway Visitor Park

Manchester Airport, Manchester WA15 8XQ, England
161 489 3932
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Ranked #24 of 126 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Romford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband booked the Technical Nimrod and Concorde tours as a surprise. We stayed at one of the airport hotels (Hilton) so we didn't have to rush and do the journey and tour all in one day. Got a taxi from the hotel and we would never have found it by foot! Very easy to locate Reception and find where... More

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North Yorkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Took my husband as a birthday treat and we were not disappointed. The Concorde tour is excellent...knowledgeable guides who pitch their knowledge just right. Can't believe we were able to see so much. Then if you like a bit of plane spotting, the viewing platforms offer a fantastic view. We took a picnic so can't comment on the food provision... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
64 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This takes place in a suite at the Park (which is very difficult to find if you are driving as there is very little signage). You get to see a short film about the aircraft and are then taken to sit inside it in the hangar. It seems enormous and takes your breath away at close quarters. Inside it is... More

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Shipley
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Concorde Tour was a present from my daughter, this included free parking. All the guides were friendly knowledgeable and very helpful. Going on board the aircraft was an unforgettable experience and was also enjoyed by our 3 year old grandson. The guides invited questions & besides many of us, our grandson had some questions, himself. After the tour, we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My son (8) and I visited to take the Concorde technical tour, we came all the way from Kent in the school holidays. We stayed just up the road from the park at the Holiday Inn Express and walked to the park. The road to the park has a bit of pavement but then the pavement ends meaning you have... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I've been here many many times but didn't realise its on Tripadvisor! :-) Took my 8 year old son for the day yesterday. He has been before so knows what to expect. The weather was playing games as usual, but at least it stayed dry all day, the wind was a bit fierce though. Luckily we'd taken a picnic, as... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

god day out carparking exspensive food hall was under improvement so they had burger vans s---t food which let it down big time no mention on web site other than that good 3 hours

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England
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263 reviews 263 reviews
154 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were curious about this place and visited on a sunny Sunday afternoon. It was extremely busy - we were amazed how many people were here already. We had wanted to see the Crocodile Joe Animal Show but all the tickets were gone by the time we arrived. Pleasantly surprised at how much other stuff there was though. Our son... More

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Manchester
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Parking is a little steep and they have closed the onsite restaurant for refurbishments, which meant an expensive Hot Dog and Chips for the kids.. Next time I will be taking the advice from other wiser travellers, having some food down at the Romper pub and wandering into the viewing area as it is free for people walking in.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stopped for a couple of hours just to see what there was to see, Parking three pound an hour to maximum of twelve pound for which you could stop all day. Large viewing area of runway and busy with takeoffs and landings whilst we where there which was late afternoon. Main cafe closed for refurbishment but burger stand and tea... More

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