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The Runway Visitor Park

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Address: Manchester Airport, Altrincham WA15 8XQ, England
Phone Number: 161 489 3932
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great place

Good facilities. Parking can often be busy. No fee to enter but you pay for parking, it isn't too cheap but not too expensive considering you don't need to pay an entry fee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Good facilities. Parking can often be busy. No fee to enter but you pay for parking, it isn't too cheap but not too expensive considering you don't need to pay an entry fee.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nice place, nice food, reasonable prices, but drinks are a bit much. You can see the runway while eating, great for kids.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Been coming here for about 4 years and usually visit anywhere from 2-5 times a year. Visited most recently on 4th May 2015. The Tri-Star plane was not open so the only plane that could be accessed was the Avro.(Concord and Nimrod are extra) I think that closed planes should be advertised at the entry so the customer can make... More 

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

On many occasions we have taken our son to see the planes, treat from the gift shop and lunch but today the good was dreadful and service equally shocking. We didn't know the restaurant had changed but we thought we'd try it. The meal was certainly not worth the price... Chicken was dry and I would guess cooked yesterday, the... More 

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is something that we don't see much of in the U.S. and that's plane spotting. It was a great place to bring our lunch and tour some retired planes including the Concorde! This was the best part and only £5. Totally worth it to be in and hear all about the fastest jet in the world.

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I enjoy visiting the AVP, it is situated in a prime location next to the runways and taxiways of Manchester airport. There are raised viewing areas to stand on to get good photos without the security perimeter fence being in the way. Parking isn't too expensive. The perfect place to go on a warm Summer's day.

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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visit here quite often with our young daughter. I could say it's because she loves watching the planes, which she does, but in honesty my husband and I do to! There is often something on in the summer months, we were even treated to a mini airshow on one occasion to celebrate Ringways birthday. The view of the planes... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Love this place great day out get close to the planes to view there's a cafe and a bendy bus you can go on and have a look and also have 4 planes which u can go on but we've found they only have 2 open when we have gone there's a nice park for the children and good safe... More 

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cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Regular visitor here and recommend to any aviation fan great place did the Concorde tour this time and was very good informative interesting and a great experience Easy to get to friendly helpful staff around with a nice restaurant etc

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It would be a bit over the top to call this a hidden gem, but it is certainly one of those places that is more fun than it sounds! There is something strangely addictive about watching planes landing and taking off from Manchester Airport and, if you are lucky or organised enough to be there when the big planes (the... More 

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