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The Runway Visitor Park, Altrincham
(3.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Tour iconic planes and watch the bustle of Manchester Airport’s runway at The Runway Visitor Park. Explore inside the decommissioned RAF aircraft, Nimrod, and the supersonic airliner, Concorde. To see inside Concorde you must take a guided tour, which should be booked in advance to guarantee a place. Head to the raised viewing mounds with a 180-degree view over Manchester Airport airfield to watch aircrafts take off and land. There’s also a play area for children to enjoy. For a bite to eat, visit the onsite restaurant, which offers views of Concorde and the runways. Remember your day with a plane-themed souvenir from the onsite shop. Arrange your visit to The Runway Visitor Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Altrincham using our Altrincham trip itinerary planner.
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  • If your interested in planes and avation ,then I would recommend paying a visit to the concord centre near Manchester airport , we spent five hours looking over the nimrod and the concord which was ve...  more »
  • Went by myself for a day watching the planes! Had lunch in the restaurant the staff and the food was good. Also went round concord, five pounds for a twenty minute tour, well worth the money. The guid...  more »
  • Interesting place to visit. Watch the planes of today take off and remember the birds of yesterday. Good with the kids, Concorde is a dream. 
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  • Great to see the airplanes close up. Concorde still good to see and is inside so can warm up while enjoying the tour. Plenty of parking, there are picnic tables and a restaurant for anything from a hot drink to full hot meals.
  • Catch a train down from Warrington Central, change at Piccadilly then hop on the 200 bus to the AVP. Fantastic day with lots to do. Extremely friendly staff and a great place to take photo's. The Concorde tours are fenominal and the shop has a range of great items for sale.
  • A little bit too expensive for my liking, but once you're in it's a great place to spend the afternoon. perfect for young and old to watch the planes come in and out, cafe is good, and the view over the airport isn't too shabby. Highly recommended.
  • Free if you don't have to park. Lots of picnic tables so pack your own lunch to save money. There is a decent cafe there if you want to buy. Good way to pass a couple of hours
  • Took my son to see the Concord as a Birthday present the tour was great the guide was brilliant great to see the planes taking of for my son who loves planes and there's another couple you can go in and look around. If you are visiting the park by car beware of the high car park charges travel by public transport if possible.