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RNAS Culdrose Airfield Viewing Area

Gweek Road, Helston TR12 6BB, England
+44 1326 565085
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Anoracks Paradise

If you are a plane spotter I can imagine this place would be fantastic to spend some time sitting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jan W
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Where is the lovely cafe?

Last time I came here with the family in 2014 there was a lovely cafe here. But no more. More... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Gweek Road, Helston TR12 6BB, England
+44 1326 565085
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a plane spotter I can imagine this place would be fantastic to spend some time sitting in your car watching what goes up and what comes down. If you are not then don't bother. My husband is an enthusiast and we called...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Last time I came here with the family in 2014 there was a lovely cafe here. But no more. More chuffing parking. Why? Great spot to see the airfield from with a hot or cold drink but it's gone. Bring back this lovely facility Helston...More

Thank Panaboy56
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Great view of Culdrose with helicopters, jets and turbojet planes. I have a hand-held radio which helps with arrivals but to just sit and watch what is going on is quite relaxing too. There is a shop next to the Viewing Area which should be...More

1  Thank Robcharliebrown
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

When the aircraft are in, it provides a great chance to snap up some good photos. Usually, you see many aircraft enthusiasts but it was actually very quiet. Sadly, Culdrose aint as good as Yeovilton but is worth popping along

2  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 14 December 2016

It is a good place for watching the planes coming out of RNAS Cauldrose. The only trouble is is that it is quite depressing especially for people who lost family or were in WWII as there are high barbed wire fences. I understand fully this...More

2  Thank Areviewer24
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Dropped in after being recommended and not disappointed. Saw several aircraft come and go - great fun. Weather was clear too which always helps, but will definitely go back when I am next in the area.

1  Thank IanTaunton
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Always a favourite to stop by and watch pilots training whether in helicopters or jets. Don't expect any action over the weekend. Used to be a cafe/tea room in the viewing enclosure but this year we returned to find it gone for more parking space....More

2  Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 10 September 2016

we called here on the way back from gweek.. its free and if you like planes then this is a great place to se them.. hawks were going up in pairs..and helicopters were flying about too..kids loved being so close

Thank Karl B
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I understand that this is a shadow of its former self. We stopped off here and I was happy with what I saw. Not as busy as I thought but the base was largely on holiday. Saw some aircraft movements though. Very exciting once something...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 25 August 2016

On spotter day (day before air day) They had put up a fence around the viewing area, so parking and spotting was almost impossible! Why not Work together with spotters instead of giving them a hard time?

Thank Palle N
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