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The Runway Visitor Park

Manchester Airport, Ringway WA15 8XQ, England
+44 161 489 3932
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Best Viewing Location

Came here in October as apparently this was the best viewing location for planes. You can book a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BadBoyReece41
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Washington, United Kingdom
concorde tour and sunday lunch

We went to the runway visior park today sunday 26th November.Weather wasn't brilliant but had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tina w
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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“concorde tour” (99 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Manchester Airport, Ringway WA15 8XQ, England
This attraction is at Manchester Intl Airport
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here in October as apparently this was the best viewing location for planes. You can book a tour to see the planes and go inside and explore. You can also go into the gift shop and spend some ££££ on aviation things. There is...More

1  Thank BadBoyReece41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the runway visior park today sunday 26th November.Weather wasn't brilliant but had really good view of planes taking of and landing the runway is so close,Lots of space outside with picnic tables to view the planes and a good play area for...More

Thank tina w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to spend a wet afternoon in Manchester, under cover, sampling the feeling of a previous era in an iconic aeroplane with commentary from an easy going knowledgable guide. I have long been an admirer of Concorde, so a birthday present of...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a couple of hours with young children. Great views of planes coming and going, often able to wave at passengers on passing planes. Good snack options for the kids or a meal. There's equipment for the kids to climb on as...More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 13 November 2017

On the 11 November this year, we came to the visitor park by car and arrived in plenty of time for the Concorde Champaigne Tour which started at 2pm, we had a look in the souvenir shop - we bought a few things before we...More

Thank Gunslinger_46
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited on a cold but sunny day. The location is ideal for watching the planes as they taxi right past on their way back to the terminal. The facilities are good and many improvements have been made to the site over the years. The...More

Thank Debby H
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Was arranged by my daughter as a birthday trip as we live in Kent. Had been on my Bucket list for years. Arrived for 10am tour greeted by Terry and Ross tour guides. . After short but interesting film of Concorde from birth, to the...More

Thank tonywallis13
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We went on the Concorde tour with a large party of friends and what a tour. We started with a 2 course lunch,booked in advance, in the restaurant and the food was very enjoyable with equally good service. Following this we went to the tour...More

Thank shirlloyd
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The viewing area is great and so close to the aircrafts. You have an excellent view of planes taking off and landing. Morning viewing is better as long hauls flights are arriving early. Most spectacular is the Emirates A380. Parking cost £12 per day. I...More

4  Thank lucienne b
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to come and watch the planes. You are very close to the runway and get some fantastic views. Make sure you see the A380 take off and land. Lots of facilities if a bit expensive. Concorde restaurant is again very good but a...More

Thank Archiehopkins
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Imad A
15 December 2017|
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Response from Archiehopkins | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need tickets unless you want to go on a tour of Concorde or the other static aircraft on display you just pay for the parking
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arronandsian
27 September 2017|
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Response from Babsstockport | Reviewed this property |
Sadly no
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Mumymay
31 August 2017|
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Response from Pam R | Reviewed this property |
Yes the café is very close to the runway, it's better outside the café. We spent about 3 hours there but we did the Nimrod and Concorde tour which took about 2 hours. Well worth a visit.
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