My first visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) and I was very impressed. The car park was full when we arrived - always a good sign. Going into the visitor centre, there are some very good and informative displays. Entry to the centre is free, but the tour is a small charge.
The tour is very interesting but long. It was just short of 90 minutes for us and whilst very informative, the backache started to creep in after the hour mark. It was otherwise fantastic. A brilliant opportunity to get up close to the aircraft and really understand and learn about the aircraft. When I went, I saw a Dakota, Lancaster, Hurricane, Spitfire and Mosquito. The tour is simply a walk along one wall of the BBMF hangar which lets you see and take pictures of all the aircraft in front of you whilst listening to the stories which ranged from the serious (reminding you of the cost of war) to the humorous.
It is worth noting that there are no cafe facilities on site - only a vending machine. That is a shame because really, it is something which would really help the centre - particularly after a long tour.
Overall, not perfect but definitely worth a visit.
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