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Launch Site Address

Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton
BS41 9JN

Bristol Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

The notorious pirate Blackbeard, otherwise known as Edward Thatch, called Bristol home, with a hideout in the caves at Redcliffe and what some believe could be his childhood home still standing down by the harbour.


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.

Go up, up and away and experience breath-taking views across this vibrant and history city from the basket of our iconic big red balloon.

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 a spectacular Bristol hot air balloon ride will provide wonderful memories for years to come.


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.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01225 435505 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Either Mark Simmons or Nick Dunnington

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

Last Minute Availability

Flexible On When You Can Fly?