|A hot air balloon ride from Larmer Tree Gardens will carry you over magical gardens, colourful shrubs, striking displays of colourful flowers, tranquil woods, sunken dells and peacocks! They’re hard to miss with their stunning azure plumage and graceful presence – the peacocks of Larmer Tree Gardens wander regally around the seemingly enchanted grounds.
Set amidst the stunning Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Larmer Tree Gardens have been recognised by English Heritage as a Garden of National Importance. Notably, they were also the first privately owned gardens opened for the public to enjoy.
On the Dorset and Wiltshire border, Salisbury is set in rural England’s heartland. If the wind carries you northwards you will look out of your balloon basket over the cathedral city of Salisbury itself which is home to one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain. With the tallest spire in Britain you should be able to spot it towering above the pretty streets of the city. Look to the east and you will have stunning views over the New Forest National Park whilst westwards you might find yourself drifting serenely over Shaftesbury or Sherborne; one of the most beautiful towns in England with picturesque almshouses, a superb abbey and an abundance of medieval buildings.
With the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Longleat along with 13th century buildings, quaint tea rooms, a host of art and culture venues and 8,200 paths and trails to walk or cycle in Wiltshire, a hot air balloon ride over this delightful area will keep you entertained both in the air and down on the ground.
Salisbury (Larmer Tree Gardens) launch site:-
Larmer Tree Gardens
Larmer Tree Gardens is clearly marked by brown Tourist Information signs.
Approaching from Salisbury
Take the A354 Blandford road for approximately 17 miles (do not turn off to Tollard Royal at the Sixpenny Handley roundabout). Keep on the A354 through Cashmoor, after half a mile you will approach a staggered hilltop junction, turn right here. After 900 yards turn left, the road takes you through the tiny village of Newtown. The drive to Larmer Tree Gardens is on the right and marked with large green signs.
Approaching from Shaftesbury
From Shaftesbury take the A30 towards Salisbury at the Royal Chase Hotel roundabout. After about 5 miles you will be in Ludwell village. At the signed junction turn right. Follow the road to the top of the hill. At the junction turn left onto the B3081 towards Tollard Royal, take the second road to the right. This road takes you to the entrance which will be the second turning to the left after about 2 miles.
flight information linePlease call 0844 576 7536 to confirm the status of your flight.