Ashton Court (Bristol)


Launch Site Address

Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton
BS41 9JN

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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 breathtaking views across this vibrant and historic 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.


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Off the A369, enter the estate via the Bower Ashton entrance called Kennel Lodge Road.
Drive past the college and park in the car park at the top of the hill adjacent to the cafe. Once you have parked your car walk, along the pathway for 250 yds towards the big open grass area directly behind Ashton Court Manor House, which is called The Bowl.
Unless otherwise instructed on the flight information line, the balloon team will meet you here."

Clean Air Zone
Please be aware that since November 2022 all traffic driving in Bristol city is subject to a Clean Air Zone charge. A map of the zone and details of how to pay can be found here.
The CAZ starts just outside of entrance of Ashton Court estate at the Bower Ashton roundabout. If you arrive or leave the estate via Brunel Way A3029 you will be subject to the daily charge.

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Passenger Flight Information Line

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

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Mark Simmons

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