The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust offers a warm welcome to pre-booked coach parties, which benefit from:
A dedicated parking area
Group rates for The Scramble Experience
Guided tour of the site (subject to availability and charge)
Refreshments and retail area
A fully accessible site.
The Memorial is an ideal attraction for coach parties since it offers such a wide range of experiences. While younger visitors and those with an interest in the detail behind the Battle of Britain will enjoy the hands-on attractions and in-depth information on offer in The Scramble Experience, others will be moved by the simplicity of this clifftop tribute to the men who fought in 1940.
With the exception of the Experience, the site is entirely free to visit, but pre-booked coaches are exempt from the normal parking charge if a group (ten or more visitors) has booked into the Experience. The site is seen by many as a place of pilgrimage and a chance for quiet reflection, while the first floor cafe in The Wing offers stunning views across The Channel to the coast of France.
Pause while looking out to sea and imagine how it must have felt to watch wave after wave of Luftwaffe bombers heading this way during the conflict that changed history – and then visit the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall to see the names of the fewer than 3,000 RAF aircrew who took up the challenge.
A replica Hurricane and Spitfire and busts of Sir Keith Park and Lord Dowding add to the attractions, while a well-stocked souvenir shop and a good range of refreshments on offer in the Cockpit Cafe will complete your visit.
On some days in the summer visitors will be lucky enough to witness a Spitfire, Hurricane – or even both – flying over the Memorial, adding a perfect moment to a great day out. Guided tours can be arranged in advance at a cost of £30 and the whole of the site is fully accessible. Email email@example.com for more information.