If you’re on the hunt for stunning scenery full of woodlands and mountains, our Scotland hot air balloon rides have it all. We have four locations across southern Scotland all within easy reach of Edinburgh.

Coupar Angus

Our Coupar Angus launch site is the furthest north of the four. We launch from Larghan Park to the east of Coupar Angus where the rolling Perthshire countryside opens up allowing for fantastic views. [caption id="attachment_9842" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Perthshire[/caption] Perthshire, known as “Big Tree Country” boasts more than 200,000 acres of woodland. A hot air balloon ride would be an amazing way to appreciate this special landscape.

Perth

Sitting on the banks of the River Tay, our Perth launch site gives you the chance to enjoy city and country views on the same flight. Launching from the historic North Inch, keep an eye out for the many castles surrounding the city as you float above. See if you can spot Balhousie Castle, home of the famous Black Watch museum, or Elcho Castle, south of Perth on the banks of the River Tay. [caption id="attachment_9846" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Perth[/caption] With an easterly wind, you’ll enjoy Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park. With its five hills, this tranquil haven opened as Scotland’s first official Woodland Park in 1991 and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Scotland Central (Crieff)

A hot air balloon ride over Scotland from our launch site near Crieff offers unforgettable views of central Scotland and the Highland Boundary Fault, where the Highlands meet the Lowlands. [caption id="attachment_9848" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Crieff[/caption] Should you take off from our site at the Crieff Rugby Club with a northerly wind, you may glimpse Crieff Golf Course and the Famous Grouse Experience at the Glenturret Distillery. The country’s oldest distillery has an interactive visitor centre detailing the history of the well-known Scottish whiskey and was recently named Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction by the ASVA.

Sheildhill Castle (Nr Biggar and Lanark)

Further south and closer to Glasgow, a hot air balloon ride from Sheildhill Castle will give you chance to admire the beautiful hills and valleys of Biggar and Lanark as you float up, up and away. Sheildhill Castle itself is an impressive sight. Dating back to 1199 it is now a popular luxury hotel, ideal for a post-flight breakfast or afternoon tea before a sunset balloon ride. Flying south over Biggar, you may spot a few museums such as the Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum and Lamington Chapel. Home to six of the finest museums in Scotland, some call Biggar Scotland’s ‘Museum Town.’ A journey north could offer views towards Glasgow and Lanark, while a southerly wind will take you into the centre of Clyde Valley. [caption id="attachment_9851" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Clyde Valley[/caption] Either way you travel, it’ll be an enchanting hot air balloon ride experience over the Scottish landscape. Our pilot for Scotland will be William Wood or “Woody” as he prefers to be known. 2019 will be his first season with us and we are certain he’ll do a fantastic job!