Fun & Interesting Facts
Comic, actor and writer Rowan Atkinson, of Blackadder, Mr Bean and the Johnny English films fame, was born in Consett, a few miles north of Bishop Auckland.
Experience the North East’s captivating and rugged landscape as you go up, up and away on an unforgettable County Durham hot air balloon ride.
Take to the skies for the flying experience of a lifetime you will still be talking about for years to come.
Launching from the picturesque Witton Castle Country Park near Bishop Auckland, the views from the basket of our iconic big red balloon are truly spectacular and our closest balloon ride to Durham itself.
Out to the east you may spot the North Sea Coast while to the north, with the right wind on a clear day Durham city is easily distinguished by the beautiful outline of Durham Cathedral on top of the hill.
Or the wind direction might bring into view Raby Castle and beyond, to the outlines of the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales as you take life higher at sunrise or sunset.
Whichever way the wind takes you, you will never forget your majestic County Durham hot air balloon ride experience.