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Gamston Airport

Gamston Airport alias the Retford Gamston Airport is the main entranceway to the city of Retford, located in Nottinghamshire of England. This newbie in the world tourist map has a very illustrious history of its own. This is the city from where the founding fathers of America, 'the Pilgrim Fathers', a name commonly applied to early settlers started their journey before moving on to Plymouth.

An IATA and ICAO certified airport, Gamston Airport is used mainly for small private aircraft and as a base for several private flying schools as well. Built originally as an RAF aerodrome (and 'satellite' to Ossington Airfield), this airport also known as Retford (Gamston) Aerodrome, owns a CAA Ordinary License that allows it to offer flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.

Gamston Airport, Retford, England, is owned and operated by Gamston Aviation Limited and houses three runways:

i.  Runway 03/21:   5,522 ft
ii.  Runway 08/26 (disused):   2,662 ft
iii. Runway 15/33 (unlicensed):  2,764 ft


The other important airports very near to the Gamston Airport, Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, are:
  • Nottingham Airport
  • East Midlands Airport
  • Robin Hood Airport
  • Birmingham International Airport
  • Manchester Airport
  • Humberside airport
All these airports enjoys services of some major airlines like:
  • Ryanair
  • easyjet
  • bmibaby
  • FlyBE
  • Wizz Air
  • TUIfly
  • SkyEurope
  • Jet2
  • Air Berlin
You can fly down easily to the Retford Gamston Airport, UK, or to the nearby airports from a varied destination like:
  • Ireland
  • Hungary
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • France
  • Czech Republic
Once you land at the Airport in Retford, you are spoilt for choices of the top-class city hotels:
  • Ye Olde Bell Hotel
  • Travelodge Preston Chorley
  • Clumber Park Hotel
  • Best Western West Retford Hotel
  • Elms Hotel
There are many attractive places to visit at or near Retford. Some of these locales include:
  • Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve
  • Mr Straws House
  • Harley Gallery
  • Creswell Crags Museum and Education Centre
  • Vina Cooke Museum of Dolls and Bygone Childhood
  • Epworth Old Rectory
  • Lincoln Castle
  • Doddington Hall and Gardens
  • Museum of Lincolnshire Life
  • hatfield Water Park.
These, and many more are waiting for you at Retford to get explored. Fly down to the Gamston Airport and discover its grand beauty.