Launch Site Address

Poplar Tree Garden Centre, Hall Lane
County Durham

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Durham Hot Air Balloon Ride


Get ready for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride as we take off from Poplar Tree Garden Centre in Durham. Nestled in a charming setting, this lovely spot is the perfect starting point for your hot air balloon experience. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and countryside, Poplar Tree Garden Centre provides a serene and picturesque launch site, setting the tone for the magical journey ahead.

What You Could See

From up above, Durham reveals a panorama of beautiful and historic sights.

Here are a few highlights you might enjoy:

  • Durham Cathedral: This stunning Norman masterpiece, with the River Wear winding around it, might come into view.
  • Durham Castle: This historic castle could be spotted standing proudly next to the cathedral.
  • River Wear: Weaving through the landscape, the River Wear offers a charming view with its reflective waters and lush, green banks.
  • Countryside Charm: Beyond the city, you might enjoy views of rolling hills, fields, and charming villages in County Durham.


From the A1(M) exit at junction 61 and at the roundabout take the exit onto the A177 signposted towards Bowburn. Follow this road for approximately 2 miles and in the village of Shincliffe, bear left onto High Street. After half a mile the garden centre is signposted on your left, down Hall Lane. After 50 yards, turn right into the garden centre.

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Please call 01388 217808 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Alex Harvey

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