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Hot Air Balloon Rides in Somerset

 

 

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Experience the finest hot air balloon rides in Somerset - enjoy a champagne toast, magnificent countryside and the company of your very experienced and knowledgable pilot in one of our superb modern balloons.

 

Huge choice of locations

Somerset

Bath - This unique city with its Roman baths and its hot springs, splendid Abbey and Georgian stone crescents have attracted visitors for centuries. Set in rolling Somerset countryside, just over 100 miles west of London, it is a beautiful and unforgettable place to see from an airborne perspective. Bath rightly deserves its status as a World Heritage Site with places like Florence and Salzburg confirming that it's amongst the very best and flying from our central site guarantees you won’t miss a thing.

 

Bristol - A city with a long maritime history and home to Isambard Kingdom Brunels SS Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge all clearly visable from the air. We fly from the 850 acres of the Ashton Court Estate which was once home to the Smyth family for over 500 years and is still maintained as woods and parkland including a deer park.

Chard - Taking off from the natural bowl of Cricket St Thomas, watching as the beautiful house made famous by the TV series "To the Manor Born" gently falls away you drift over the undulating Somerset countryside with views to the coast in the distance.

Glastonbury - For those with a true taste for history a flight over the ancient Glastonbury landscape that is Avalon can not be beaten. Seeing sacred sites such as the Glastonbury Tor rising enigmatically above the flat Summerland meadows. The supposed home to Gwyn ap Nudd, the Lord of the Underworld, and a place where the fairy folk live - you may even see a few as we quietly glide overhead! The famous Abbey is set in 37 acres of beautifully peaceful parkland in the centre of the ancient market town of Glastonbury. It is traditionally the first Christian sanctuary in Great Britain, visited, so legend has it, by Joseph of Arimathea and Saints David & Patrick. Many believe that the Holy Thorn tree that can be seen in the grounds originated from Joseph of Arimathea's staff and others are convinced that King Arthur was buried in the Abbey beside his lovely wife Queen Guinevere. Whatever one believes the facts are that seeing the ruins and Tor from the air is a beautiful and unique experience providing a spot of peace and tranquility in an otherwise hectic world.

Sherborne - Sherborne located on the Dorset and Somerset border is one of the loveliest towns in England. With its abundance of medieval buildings, superb Abbey, world famous Schools, picturesque Almshouse and two Castles, Sherborne is a visually stunning experience from the air. Locals will already know its charms and for visitors it still retains small and specialist businesses and has a delightful shopping centre with a large choice of handcrafted goods and elegant fashions. It has also become an important town in the region for Art and Antique Dealers.

Taunton - Centrally located between the north and south coasts the area is home to The Blackdown, Brendon and Quantock Hills, Somerset Levels and Moors and the market towns of Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe, the gateway to Exmoor National Park. Flying from the convenient location of Somerset’s capital town Taunton we give you the opportunity to have a genuine and special Somerset experience as you fly over the area whichever way the wind blows you.

 

 

Special launch sites

Our launch sites are unusual – they’re close to stately homes, steeples, cricket greens, marinas, castles, lakes or gardens. That gives you a richer and more memorable ride.

 

Superb value

You enjoy real value with our hot air balloon trips as there is no middle man, you deal directly with the company that will fly you - besides the flight itself, you'll recieve:

  • the traditional champagne toast champagne
  • informative tour of the flight terrain
  • a flight certificate signed by the pilot
  • transport back to the launch site if required
  • lots of help and advice with preparations and planning
  • free insurance

 

Luxury and experience

We've more balloons, more pilots, more launch sites and more flights than anyone else in the UK. So you experience a memorable and luxurious flight, enriched with local knowledge. And you'll be well looked after from the moment you arrive to the very last minute.

 

How you'll feel

You'll feel inspired, entertained and enlightened as you drift through some of the finest views in all England. Many of our customers want to take off again the instant they land. And many fly with us again.

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