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The Runway Visitor Park

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Address: Manchester Airport | Manchester, Altrincham WA15 8XQ, England
Phone Number: 161 489 3932
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This attraction is at Manchester Intl Airport
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Amazing tour

We did the classic concorde tour ,my partner didn't seem interested in the tour at first but really enjoyed it! Staff were great they answered all your questions and give you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Telford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

charged to go into a scrubby old car park with a scruffy tea room with a wooden platform to watch planes- exhibition reasonable but also charged to go onto an old Concorde plane!! hideous commercialism at its worst😕

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We did the classic concorde tour ,my partner didn't seem interested in the tour at first but really enjoyed it! Staff were great they answered all your questions and give you amazing facts. It's an amazing day out and to top it off the ice cream outside is delicious! Would do it again but the longer tour.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My youngest is plane mad, we have visited Leeds Bradford a few times but you can't really do anything so thought we would try Manchester and I'm so glad we did. There is something for all ages, climbing frames, rides aswell as seeing the planes and absolute bargain for parking especially if you plan on staying all day like we... More 

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Ashton in Makerfield, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

There are some stupid people posting about this place - "fence too high obstructed view" Look up to the sky idiot planes do get above eight feet you plant pot this is an international airport what do you expect! Anyway we all loved it. Concorde tour was brilliant, restaurant food was basic but lovely and staff were fantastic! Must have... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great tour guides. Quality experience. Forgotten how small the windows were. Twenty years since we flew on Concorde. Was good to be back. Great to talk to others who flew on her too. For those who had not flown on her they asked lots of questions to those who had which was nice to explain the excitement and the ability... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Brilliant few hours, took all three children on Concorde and loved every minute. Plenty to see and do, wasps always a problem here but they are trying to address this with lidded bins, will continue to visit annually.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Visited here with friends and it was a real treat to see flights take off from the airport. We are going to Florida in 1 month so was nice to see our Virgin plane take off. I would highly recommend a visit if nearby. It has a viewing area, drink and food facilities and a shop to purchase flight memorabilia.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

we did the Classic Concorde Tour where we were "checked in" for our tour, we met our guise & then saw a short video clip. We then had a history of the plane delivered by our guide whilst sitting in the seats that the queen sat in - booya!! Guide was really informative & he brought all the stories to... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

On arrival we received a token for the car which worked out at £3 an hour to park. We were expecting a good view of the planes but instead there was a big wire fence that, somewhat, obsecured the view. There were a lot of hidden payable extras - children's rides!!! Don't bother with the cafe the staff obviously thought... More 

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Blackpool,England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

£ 3 PER/hour to park, the small chips and burger cafe shut in the week leaving only the resturant. £ 3.50 for a rubbish sausage butty, £ 2.60 for a small coffee. Not one to complain on here but this aviation park is not family friendly unless you bring your OWN food. Even the free DC-10 display was shut. Infact... More 

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