Fun & Interesting Facts
Famous author Charles Dickens visited Lanarkshire in 1847 and said of the region: "I have never been more heartily received anywhere, or enjoyed myself more completely."
Biggar is our main Scotland hot air balloon rides launch site and almost equidistant from both Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Passengers who love their history will delight in the prospect at gazing down on the famous site of the Battle Of Biggar, which took place in 1297 and resulted in William Wallace defeating the English army, commanded by Edward.
Biggar hot air balloon rides can be full of historical surprises, for example within the graveyard of its Church Of St Mary, built in 1546, are buried the ancestors of the politician, William Gladstone.
Depending upon wind direction, you might find yourself suspended over the site of the defeat of Mary Queen Of Scots forces at Langside in 1568. Alternatively you might take in the rugged majesty of the glorious River Tweed as it threads through stunning Upper Tweedle.
The wind is a fickle creature, there's no real way of telling where you will end up until airborne, but one thing is for sure, with such a rich landscape and history spread beneath the basket, you may rest assured that you will certainly have a flight to remember.