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Henstridge Airfield in Dorset near Plumber Manor

If you’re intending flying to Dorset and need somewhere to stay, then Plumber Manor is the hotel near Henstridge Airport, north west of Sturminster Newton.

Henstridge Airfield was commissioned during the war as a training airfield for the Fleet Air Arm. It was also a relief landing airfield for RNAS Yeovilton. Henstridge was also where Alan Bristow set up Bristow Helicopters in 1955.

Now only one of the original five runways survives but the airfield is still busy with light aircraft and is the headquarters of the Wessex strut of the Light Aircraft Association. There’s always a warm welcome for flyers in the clubhouse and new hangars house all the resident aircraft.

Henstridge Airfield is ideal for anyone wanting to visit Dorset by plane and Plumber Manor is a favourite with flyers who enjoy country house accommodation and really good food. There’s always a warm welcome at Plumber Manor country house hotel near Henstridge Airfield.

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