Manchester Airport Viewing Park

Louis Paulham Way
WA15 8XQ
United Kingdom

General description

he Aviation Viewing Park is the most popular spotting location at Manchester. It's situated about 2/3s of the way along runway 1 (23R/05L) and it's opposite the threshold of Runway 23L. The purpose built viewing area is nicely placed close to the taxiways that are used by aircraft deserting runway 23R after landing (or by aircraft taxiing to Runway 05L for departure). There are 3 raised mounds that give a 180 degree view of the complete airfield. There's also a large car-park, an Aviation Shop, A large hangar with British Airways Concorde G-BOAC inside, a BAe Avro 146-RX100, a Monarch DC-10 nose section and a BEA British European Airways Hawker Siddley HS-121 Trident 3B - G-AZWK as well as the new addition, a Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod.

Concorde is housed within a £1.1 million, 68 metre by 38 metre, glass, steel and high tech PVC hangar. The new development will also include a corporate hospitality suite capable of housing up to 75 delegates, an education centre for school tours, an aviation exhibition and a glass-walled visitor restaurant alongside Concorde with views of Manchester Airport’s busy runways.

Concorde Tour Prices Available Here:

The AVP is open every day from 8.30am until dusk (except Christmas Day).

Entry Prices

Cars: People arriving on foot and on public transport have free entry.

  - £3 for up to 1 hours stay
  - £6 for up to 2 hours stay
  - £9 for up to 3 hours stay
  - £12 for over 3 hours stay

Other information

Type(s): Activities, Adults, Children, Family

This is an indoor/outdoor location. The average cost for an adult is 0 Pounds, and for a child is 0 Pounds.


The following three ratings are averages from user feedback.

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Feedback people have left about Manchester Airport Viewing Park

went there today. was amazing. they changed parking prices per hour, not per person any more.

Left by tanya on Thu 19 Aug 2010 17:41

I was there last Thursday and it kept the kids busy for a couple of hours. It's really amazing to watch the planes go up and down pratically right in front of you.

Left by yoeli on Sun 22 Aug 2010 11:58

nice place. been there a few times.

Left by Yanki on Sun 22 Aug 2010 17:05

nice place

Left by Chaim on Mon 23 Aug 2010 12:52

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