Home to the world famous Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court could well lay claim to the title of Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World and is the perfect place to embark on a Bristol hot air balloon ride over this iconic city.
Nestled in the beautiful county of Somerset, the Bristol boasts some of the UK’s most stunning examples of history.
There’s the familiar structure of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and one of the world’s most famous sailing ships, the S.S. Great Britain.
You will have the potential to view these historic sites and more on your Bristol hot air balloon ride and appreciate the surrounding area in an entirely new light.
Perhaps you’ll drift off towards Bath or onwards to Weston-Super-Mare?
Whichever way the wind decides to take you, you can be sure every balloon flight from Bristol with Virgin Balloon Flights will provide wonderful memories for years to come.
Pilot Mark Simmons and his Bristol balloon ride crew look forward to seeing you in the skies soon.
Off the A369 enter the estate via the Bower Ashton entrance.
Drive past the college and the balloon crew will meet you at the area called the bowl, directly behind Ashton Court Manor House.
And prepare for your Bristol hot air balloon ride adventure to begin!
What’s on the Horizon? – Bristol Hot Air Balloon Ride
The Bristol Balloon Fiesta is held annually each August. Whether you’re hopping on board one of our Bristol balloon flights at the festival or spectating, this is one event you don’t want to miss.
Recognised as one of the UK’s top five outdoor events, the mass ascents see hundreds of balloons take to the skies at sunrise and sunset.
There’s also the famous nightglow, where balloonists fire up their burners in time to music, not to mention hours of free family fun.
We’ve experienced so many exciting goings on each year at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta – visit our Mile High blog for the full run down.
Along with all the ballooning, Bristol is also a city of culture and the hometown of famous artist Banksy. Why not venture on Banksy’s Tour and see his famous artwork and paintings around the city.