So, what springs to mind when you think of Lancashire? Whether it’s hotpots and cheese, The Beatles, The Rovers Return, unspoiled rolling countryside, or cheeky seaside resorts, the Red Rose of Lancaster and its home county have it all!

Of course, the very best way to get a glimpse of this cultured county is from up above, in the open air, with your binoculars and camera in tow. Virgin Balloon Flights offer hot air balloon rides over Lancashire from a number of different launch sites, each individually selected for its stunning locations or historic appeal.

You can head skywards from Burton in Lonsdale or Stonyhurst College for panoramic views of the Forest of Bowland’s rugged Lancashire scenery and heath-covered moorland. Or, climb on board one of our big red balloons in Wray, the scarecrow capital of Lancashire! The Crook O'Lune meander is another picture-perfect start point for your ballooning voyage, rising above an abundance of villages and a network of contrasting landscapes.

So, come fly with us from Lancashire!

After toasting your flight with a glass of Champagne, be sure to send in your snaps to be entered into our photography competition to win a Virgin Experience Days gift card worth £100!