|Come hot air ballooning in Shrewsbury with Virgin Balloon Flights and we’ll show you Shropshire’s magnificent county town from a totally new perspective.
Discover the sights and sounds which influenced the childhood of evolutionist Charles Darwin on your Shrewsbury ballooning adventure. See if you can spot his statue sitting outside the library.
Admire the market town’s medieval street plan, the loop of the River Severn and the caste from above, after you launch from the West Mid Showground near the heart of Shrewsbury. Ballooning lets you take everything in as you drift gently by.
The wind may guide your hot air balloon over Shrewsbury Abbey, fantastic timber-framed buildings or the English Bridge. Perhaps you’ll see Shrewsbury School, the Quarry Park or the New Gay Meadow football stadium, before heading into the countryside.
Interesting villages punctuate Shropshire’s patch-work landscape, while the Wrekin and beautiful South Shropshire Hills can be seen on many balloon rides. Shrewsbury also offers the possibility of flying towards Oswestry and North Wales or up further into North Shropshire towards Cheshire.
We think Darwin would have quite fancied a hot air balloon ride in Shrewsbury in the name of exploration and ballooning over Shrewsbury is something you’ll never forget.
Shrewsbury launch site:-
Please meet us at the Battlefield 1403 farm shop.
There are brown Tourist Information signs pointing to the farm shop and as you arrive at the shop you should park in the overflow car park which is on the right hand side.
The balloon crew will meet you at the overflow car park and you must not drive into any of the fields following the balloon.
There are toilet facilities at the Farm Shop/ Museum.
flight information lineIf your pilot is Des Bimson please call 0844 576 7529, if your pilot is Gavin Chadwick please call 0844 576 7525 to confirm the status of your flight.