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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 #19 of 80 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
19 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This place blew our expectations out of the water! There's plenty of car parking, well maintained grounds, a shop and a restaurant which was under construction. When we visited there was food trucks because the restaurant/cafe was closed. We loved the raised sections which gave great views of the runway! We decided to do the concord tour which was amazing... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

I bring my daughter and nieces and nephew quite regularly to the aviation park and we love it. However for a Father's Day present I bought my dad the Concorde tour gift voucher as like me , he's a bit of a plane fanatic. The tour , lasting 30 minutes was brilliant. The tour guide ( who was a former... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went as a family of four, three adults and one child which cost £54. The tour was well worth the money. Very good guides, John & John, who were very knowledgeable. The tour includes a short video to start then the Concorde tour. You climb up the steps and get to sit in the seats. The guides tell you who... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went on a Sunday lunch time, the car park was quite busy but atill plenty of spaces. Reasonable sized restraunts and cafe, food and drink pricey but bring a pack lunch where you can eat on the plenty of park benches outside. Two coffees cost less than £6. We went with a 2 month baby and toddler. Ch ageing... More 

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139 reviews 139 reviews
11 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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