Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne

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  • August 20, 2017
    A simple and very effective memorial to the few. As other reviewers have mentioned, visiting on a day with a blue sky enables you to see it best, in context with the view out over the channel. Entry t...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Decided to stop off here on the way to South Foreland Lighthouse. The car park is reasonably priced, I only stayed an hour, and cost was £1. Entry to the memorial is free, and there is a gift shop, te...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Have visited on numerous occasions and always feel so moved and proud when here. Everyone should visit at some point to show respect for the few who gave their lives so we can enjoy ours. Beautiful lo...  more »
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  • Located on the cliff top and flanked by full size models of a Spitfire and a Hurricane, the visitors center has a great interactive Battle of Britain display, gift shop and a well stocked café for snacks and drinks. Staff are helpful, friendly and informative and the whole place caters for disabled visitors. The memorial is a pilot in flying gear, sitting on the centre of giant three blade propeller with all Battle of Britain Squadron crests on the hub. Behind the memorial is a wall of remembrance, listing the names of the few who paid the ultimate price for freedom in the 1940 battle of the air. On a good day, the view from the outside balcony over the Channel is second to none. Well worth a visit.
  • A worthwhile visit to a truly fitting tribute to the "few". Would thoroughly recommend people visit here at least once in their life and encourage their children to go as well.
  • Brilliant and very moving. Wonderful location on a sunny day. Just stop and stare out over the channel and view the shipping and just imagine how it felt for those young men in 1940. Don't miss it if you are nearby.
  • Wow what a wonderful experience. Great balance between 'fun interactive' and 'soberingly moving'. Something for all ages
  • Honestly, what a place. The visitor centre is absolutely brilliant and well worth the entry cost. We all owe history at least that much.

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