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“great afternoon lunch”

RNAS Culdrose Airfield Viewing Area
Hastings, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great afternoon lunch”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

great little cafe, the staff were very friendly and informative, who spoke to my son about all the different aircraft, lunch was fantastic, really very reasonable prices, and we saw a jet come into land and a helicopter take off, we went back up a few more times and just sat in the car park, without any more viewings, when we left to come home, a jet was landing and it came across the road right above us, it was fantastic you could see the pilot holding the controls it was that low and close, definatley worth a visit

Visited May 2012
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Helicopter viewing centre”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is an excellent place to view aircraft at Europe's largest helicopter base at Culdrose near Helston. It is not always busy with aircraft but patience will usually be rewarded. There is a nice little cafe within the viewing area which serves freshly cooked small lunches and snacks which is probably what most people would want when visiting this place. Their cream teas are very good. The prices are reasonable and a mug of tea has strength and taste. There is a toilet within the cafe and a separate toilet block outside near the car park. There are two parking areas. Well worth a visit as the car parks have a clear view of the runways.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Ellen B
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helston
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“interesting lot s of stuff to take away even if the building it is housed in is a bit old”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

you get a good view of the jet s if they are taking off or landing and staff are helpfull and friendly all in all a interesting place to pass away a few spare hour s

Visited April 2012
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Thank lynne p
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Lichfield
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Top Gun in Cornwall!!”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Something really different when in the south of Cornwall on the way to the lizard. Follow directions to RNAS Caldrose visitors viewing. A glimpse of a naval air station at work......helicopters and naval jets taking off and landing, really close to the action in a visitors car park next to the runway. Pull up and you will see lots of activity. Coffee shop is also on site and you can have a coffee and still see the action. Great for the kids!.....and free!!!
Also do tours of the base which have to be booked, have not done a tour yet though so can't comment, but look interesting.

Visited October 2012
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Swinoujscie, Poland
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“Good snacks and food”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Decent little cafe with good, reasonably priced cafe food. The parking is free with great views over RNAS Culdrose, bring the kids and watch the planes

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Chris S
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