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“First class visitor attraction with the bonus...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Coningsby
Certificate of Excellence
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“First class visitor attraction with the bonus...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

of Typhoons rocketing into the sky if you're fortunate to be there on a flying day. Our guide was Tony, and he was very well informed indeed. Altogether a very good couple of hours worth of utter nostalgia for some, and history for others. Recommended very strongly.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

A fascinating day out. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of each plane and the Memorial Flight. It was wonderful to be able to get up close to the aircraft that we have only seen from a distance previously. There is something very moving about standing close to the Lancaster and learning about the bravery of the young men who flew them. The small museum was interesting and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had no problems parking.

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Sally C
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Watch WW2 aircraft being repaired”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

Impressive headquarters of the BBMF. You join a comprehensive guided tour of the hangar where Hurricanes, Spitfires and the lone Lancaster are kept in flying order. Facts and figures pour forth about the aircraft, the weapons they fired and the incredible turnaround time achieved on wartime bases (which fooled the Germans into over-estimating the RAF’s strength). Mechanics work while you watch. Outside the roar of modern jets (from the adjacent RAF Coningsby) occasionally drowns out the guide’s voice! Gift shop contains an enormous range of Lancaster-themed artefacts, sufficient for even the geekiest enthusiast. Good to see this war-winning machine - airbrushed from history in my childhood - now treasured as the national historic asset it is.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank TallTraveller274
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

Wonderful staff, brilliant hanger tour for the 2 lancasters. Great location, easy parking. Will definitely return again.

Visited August 2014
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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Historical Happy and Humbling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a superb venue for housing such a valued part of our heritage. It does Lincolnshire proud. Although working there for one day delivering a course the staff teams from each part of the site were so accommodating. What an experience delivering training in one of the old buildings reminiscent of the flight briefing room. The food offered and served at lunch time was wonderfully prepared and served on this occasion outside as for once the weather was superb. All the staff clearly enjoy their work and are such special people. Thank you for a memorable day out despite it being work for me. Thank you so much. Take the family they will be in awe of the Lancaster even though they may not get a seat!!! The atmosphere makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up due to the memories which are celebrated in such a dignified way here. Enjoy the re creation of war time history which we should always keep in memory. Particularly this year when three of the Lancaster bombers will be re united......

Visited August 2014
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