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RNAS Culdrose Airfield Viewing Area

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Gweek Road, Helston TR12 6BB, England
+44 1326 565085
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Entertaining on a training day

'course if nothing going on it's not very engaging but when they're practicing rescues/manoeuvres... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David W
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Great on a good day!

Sad that the Visitor centre and cafe have gone from the spotting are but it's still not a bad place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jane T
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Gweek Road, Helston TR12 6BB, England
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+44 1326 565085
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'course if nothing going on it's not very engaging but when they're practicing rescues/manoeuvres in the Sea Kings or low passess, touch and go's with the jets it's fascinating

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sad that the Visitor centre and cafe have gone from the spotting are but it's still not a bad place to watch the comings and goings of Merlin helicopters and black Hawks. Mostly training going on.

Thank Jane T
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Ample free parking wuth good views of the runway. Saw quite a bit of action, a Hawk, a Merlin, a Sea King plus a Jetstream all within a couple of hours. But still mourning the loss of the cafe and the toilets, it was so...More

Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I am reviewing this as having done the tour. During the summer they do tours of the base you need to pre book and have proof of your address. It is so interesting and the tour guide is so knowledgeable

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

During a unplanned visit we saw the black hawks practicing take of and landings which was exciting view initially we was only passing and saw loads of action so popped in for a closer look and pleased we did.

Thank Jarrod H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Where has the cafe gone? It's just a car park looking onto a grassy area now 😣 used to enjoy a cuppa, natter and info from the cafe, as well as trinkets and booklets. Such a shame ....

Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

The viewing area is clearly signposted with views in two directions - across the runway towards the southerly hangars and across the Merlin apron. There are distant views of the Harriers and F-35 replicas being used for carrier deck training. There is little activity at...More

Thank HandH77
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Although sadly a bit cloudy and dreich for our visit, so we didn't see any flying - heard them later though from the town!!!

Thank Fionafew
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

A nice facility to have, and a good place to stop and eat your pasty. But what is going on? Or why isn't anything going on? It would be so nice to know.

Thank Billy23_9
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

The viewing area is quite large but just a little way off the runways so the actual view is not fantastic but at least you can see the activity

Thank volvos80
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