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RNAS Culdrose Airfield Viewing Area

Gweek Road, Helston TR12 6BB, England
+44 1326 565085
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Great viewing point

Visited today whilst having a break - RNAS very active, base well looked after, and the helicopters... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
zipper73
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Busy air station

A few years ago there used to be a cafe and a gift shop here it's now gone. Its sometime a gamble... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven C
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Gweek Road, Helston TR12 6BB, England
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+44 1326 565085
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited today whilst having a break - RNAS very active, base well looked after, and the helicopters fly close 👍well done RNAS Culdrose 🇬🇧

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A few years ago there used to be a cafe and a gift shop here it's now gone. Its sometime a gamble if you see lots of activity. But you wil always see something

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

'course if nothing going on it's not very engaging but when they're practicing rescues/manoeuvres in the Sea Kings or low passess, touch and go's with the jets it's fascinating

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Sad that the Visitor centre and cafe have gone from the spotting are but it's still not a bad place to watch the comings and goings of Merlin helicopters and black Hawks. Mostly training going on.

Thank Jane T
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Ample free parking wuth good views of the runway. Saw quite a bit of action, a Hawk, a Merlin, a Sea King plus a Jetstream all within a couple of hours. But still mourning the loss of the cafe and the toilets, it was so...More

Thank Julie W
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

I am reviewing this as having done the tour. During the summer they do tours of the base you need to pre book and have proof of your address. It is so interesting and the tour guide is so knowledgeable

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

During a unplanned visit we saw the black hawks practicing take of and landings which was exciting view initially we was only passing and saw loads of action so popped in for a closer look and pleased we did.

Thank Jarrod H
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Where has the cafe gone? It's just a car park looking onto a grassy area now 😣 used to enjoy a cuppa, natter and info from the cafe, as well as trinkets and booklets. Such a shame ....

Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

The viewing area is clearly signposted with views in two directions - across the runway towards the southerly hangars and across the Merlin apron. There are distant views of the Harriers and F-35 replicas being used for carrier deck training. There is little activity at...More

Thank HandH77
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Although sadly a bit cloudy and dreich for our visit, so we didn't see any flying - heard them later though from the town!!!

Thank Fionafew
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