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What could be more atmospheric than a balloon launch from a Scottish castle in the depths of the rugged landscape of Aberdeenshire?

We’ve found another awe-inspiring site for our Virgin Balloon Flights at Fyvie Castle, which combines a sense of history with the stunning Scottish wilderness.

Balloon rides over Aberdeenshire let you explore this remote part of Scotland from a unique perspective.

Check out this fantastic photo taken by Rob Gordon on one of our inaugural flights with pilot Lawrie Ellis.

As you relax into your balloon ride, our pilot will explain the landscape to you, which may include Gight Wood, to the east, near Methlick. If you’re lucky you may spot a roe deer.

To the west, you may catch a glimpse of the Archaeolink Prehistory Park, which makes a great day out for all the family. You can travel 10,000 years in one day from the Mesolithic period to the Romans.

Everywhere you look, you’ll experience the dramatic landscape of Aberdeenshire but keep a particular look out for the Bennachie mountain range.

The highest summit is Oxen Craig at 528 metres while the most prominent summit is Mithir Tap.

To add to the beautiful landscape, you’ll also see stunning sea views in the distance.

(Pictures: http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Fyvie-Castle)

Once you’ve got your bearings after returning to the impressive Fyvie Castle, there’s still loads to explore.

Art lovers should take the chance to appreciate the rich collection, including works by Batoni, Romney, Gainsborough, Opie, Lawrence and Hoppner.

The castle also boasts one of the largest private collections of Raeburns in the world.

So, are you ready to fly from Virgin Balloon Flight's most northerly launch site?

Hot air balloon rides from Fyvie Castle start from as little as £169 per person. Simply visit our website or give us a call on 01952 212750.