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The Runway Visitor Park

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Address: Manchester Airport, Ringway WA15 8XQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 489 3932
This attraction is at Manchester Intl Airport
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great place to visit

Came here yesterday to view the planes taking off and landing, great viewing platforms, aviation shop well worth a visit,coffee shop good ,staff friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked the concord and nimrod tour for myself and partner as a treat , we was not disappointed absolutely wonderful tour our host Ross was very informative and friendly. Will definitely be going back no bad points whatsoever

Thank ManchesterHayley
Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here yesterday to view the planes taking off and landing, great viewing platforms, aviation shop well worth a visit,coffee shop good ,staff friendly and helpful.

Thank Classics5260
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place to do the Concorde tour, which is excellent value for money and we loved every minute. We enjoyed visiting the other aircraft on the ground and the location is fantastic for watching the planes taking off. We were a bit annoyed as we had our booking date changed at the last minute, despite booking a hotel... More 

Thank Dave C
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Concorde tour was amazing up close and personal with this lady of the skies guides very knowledgeable so many facts. the on site café is great and run by two nice ladies and if you like planes then you are in heaven

Thank city0007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here for the Concorde Champagne tour. We really enjoyed it and my partner doesn't really find Concorde interesting but even she enjoyed it. I never saw a Concorde in person before so this was something really special. The tour was excellent! A big thank you to John and Peter who were our tour guides, they... More 

Thank DanONeil95
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As an adult who was a spotter in my youth I love coming here to chill and watch the planes. They come quite close - What is it about the smell of kerosene? The cafe and shop are good - please note you have to pull the shop door to open. Plus you can visit the static aircraft. Other airports... More 

Thank murphy4u
Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our plane mad 9 year old here to do the Concorde tour, he loved every minute, really informative, friendly staff that are willing to answer all of your questions and there is plenty of other planes to see once you're done. He had great fun watching the planes take off and land too and got to see an A380... More 

Thank flufumps
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to view aeroplanes taking off and landing at Manchester Airport. The main visitor viewing points are raised so enable viewing of planes over the security perimeter fence. There are a number of historical exhibits, including Concorde and Nimrod and we would like to have viewed these but time constraints meant that we only had an hour to spare... More 

Thank manswa
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

We've been here a couple of times, once in June last year and again today, both times with our Daughter who is 2 years old. It's obviously a great place to view the aircraft but it has nothing else to offer. There is a very poorly thought out play area which is incredibly muddy (even in dry weather). If they'd... More 

Thank layna G
Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Visited with hubby and our two children 3.& 8 yrs. paid for a tour of Concorde which was brill. The guide was very informative. Kids loves it out in the viewing platform watching the planes land the only thing that let the say down was the weather!

Thank madmand

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