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Great viewing area

Staying near by so called a few times some days had more activity than others. Fly mostly on... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Croydon, United Kingdom
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Busy air station

A few years ago there used to be a cafe and a gift shop here it's now gone. Its sometime a gamble... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Steven C
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

We came, but did not stop long. Its not as good as it used to be. Its more a big car park these days. Nothing much about the base and its movements / History. Shame really.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Simon E
Reviewed 11 November 2018

If you turn up when there is activity then this is a good spot to watch, with easy parking and viewing. It is all too easy to see nothing however. This is not a problem with the viewing area just a lack of activity.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the viewing area full of expectation after the long drive around the perimeter of this huge complex, but we were disappointed we didn't see anything at all

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 70ish
Reviewed 4 October 2018

A very good viewing area and if you are lucky you will see several RAF Jets and Helicopters. Plenty of car space. Make sure you take your Binoculars and a sandwich.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Culdrose viewing area was great until they took away the cafe/shop. The cafe/shop was owned by RNAS Yeovilton FAA museum, but it became a money pit. I think it was because it was poorly managed... The viewing area has now turned into a lump of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank WheelieBarrow
Reviewed 9 September 2018

its a bit hit or miss if there is something going on on your visit when i was there there was a helicopter practicing collecting and dropping off loads , i enjoyed watching when i was there but it was at the end of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Staying near by so called a few times some days had more activity than others. Fly mostly on weekdays. Mostly saw a burst of activity and nothing then for hours but just down to a bit of luck really. I was lucky enough to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank G3676AQjordanm
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

A total non event the only thing we saw was a bloke on a motorbike. Toilets locked hung around for a while then went somewhere else

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank MargaretA1302
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Visited today whilst having a break - RNAS very active, base well looked after, and the helicopters fly close 👍well done RNAS Culdrose 🇬🇧

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank babycham212
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A few years ago there used to be a cafe and a gift shop here it's now gone. Its sometime a gamble if you see lots of activity. But you wil always see something

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Steven C
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