Alton, Hampshire Hot Air Balloon Ride – Virgin Balloon Flights
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Launch Site Address

Chawton House, Gosport Road
Chawton, Alton
GU34 1SJ

Alton Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Our launch site at Chawton House was owned by world-famous author Jane Austen’s brother, who also owned the cottage in the village where she lived with their mother and sister. Then known as Chawton Cottage, it is now officially called Jane Austen’s House and is a museum dedicated to her life and work.


The unforgettable adventure on board a Hampshire hot air balloon ride is the perfect opportunity to see one of England’s prettiest counties from the air.

Take to the skies from Chawton House in Alton and enjoy breath-taking views in every direction as you majestically rise higher and higher.

Feel like the world is at your feet as you enjoy spectacular views of this beautiful part of England.

With the right wind, keep an eye out for the New Forest National Park or the magnificent country town of Winchester.

No other flying experience compares to the unique experience of a lifetime on board our Hampshire hot air balloon ride.


From the A31 on the south side of Alton, at the roundabout with the A32, exit onto Winchester road towards Chawton following the brown tourist signs for Chawton House (first exit if travelling south or third exit if travelling north).
After a quarter of a mile turn right onto Gosport road, again following the brown tourist signs.
Please find somewhere suitable to park along Gosport Road just before the entrance to the house and grounds. The entrance is approximately a third of a mile down the road.
The launch site will be found a few yards down this drive on the right hand side, the balloon crew will meet you here.

There are currently no toilet facilities at this location.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01483 663055 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Steve Richards

Look forward to... floating on air exceptional views breath-taking heights going with the wind the world at your feet