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Awesome, Interesting &: Very Friendly

My wife and I had a very informative and pleasant afternoon. The cafe was well stocked and prices... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Excellent few hours

The control tower and information is obviously quite small, but well presented. The views from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average14%
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The 1950's Military Control Tower has been unused for almost 3 decades, but now it has been restored as a visitor centre and community cafe. Run entirely by volunteers, see the history of the tower, visit our observation deck and enjoy drinks and...more
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Greenham Control Tower, Burys Bank Road, Newbury RG19 8DZ, England
+44 1635 44145
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a very informative and pleasant afternoon. The cafe was well stocked and prices were good. All the volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. Will go again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The control tower and information is obviously quite small, but well presented. The views from the top of the tower were amazing. The volunteer staff were extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. Lovely cafe on the ground floor which is also dog friendly. We combined the visit...More

Thank denard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This former USAF airbase that once housed cruise missiles in bomb-proof bunkers has largely reverted to wilderness and the common rights have now been returned to the commoner. The runway was pulled up and most of the buildings demolishes but the bunkers (which you can't...More

Thank adinerrichard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The control tower has recently opened to the public after a major renovation project. We attended an experience morning so were shown the control tower, a peace camp & went into the decontamination unit...all with short dramas & actors depicting what and how they would...More

Thank HairyHiker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The control tower has just been open to the public after refurbishment interesting for it part in cold war was used by the usaf so lots of history

Thank Clyde G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From growing up in a different area of the U.K. the protests at Greenham common seemed to be frequent on the news, so to visit the control tower, and walk on the common area where the runways had been was interesting, as the bunkers are...More

Thank NikJ
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit especially if you are interested in either history or nature. It’s a unique building furnished sympathetically in a manner that retains much of the character of a former military building. At the top is the viewing gallery which...More

Thank Russell S
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