The perfect starting point for a hot air balloon ride over Somerset is the beautiful countryside around Glastonbury.
The town known worldwide for its annual music festival attracting hundreds and thousands of visitors makes it a truly iconic sport to appreciated from the skies.
For a unique Glastonbury activity, a hot air balloon ride here is most certainly one for the bucket list.
Your Somerset hot air balloon ride starts at Tor Rugby Club, where you will meet our hot air balloon pilot and crew before heading over to the launch field for a safety briefing and the chance to help inflate the balloon.
Then hop into the basket and go wherever the wind takes you on this peaceful experience.
Your pilot will point out places of interest like Glastonbury Tor – the National Trust site and prominent hill amongst the rolling countryside in this glorious Somerset region, topped with the roofless Grade I listed St Michael’s Tower.
You may even spot some wildlife, with RSPB sites Ham Wall and Greylakes nearby.
Or you could experience a bird’s-eye view of the colourful town centre with its beautiful cathedral, canal and award-winning floral displays.
If you’re looking for things to do in Glastonbury and want to see this wonderful part of the UK on a serene, once-in-a-lifetime experience with 360 degree views, a hot air balloon ride from here is the perfect way to spend one morning or evening.
Make one day today and book your hot air balloon ride over Somerset from Glastonbury, where the beautiful South West skies await.
Our pilot Steve Vining flies in Glastonbury – find out more about him over on our Pilot Profiles pages.
Tor Rugby Club is located on the North West side of Glastonbury, just off the A39.
Directions from the North: Travelling on the A39 you will come to Tin Bridge Roundabout on the north side of Glastonbury. Take the 2nd exit signposted All Routes A39 and after approximately half a mile, turn right into Lowerside Lane. The rugby club entrance is approximately 100 metres along the lane on the right.
Directions from the South or East: Travelling on the A39/A361 on the south edge of Glastonbury, you will come to Wirrel Park Roundabout. Take the A39 north towards Wells and Bath, which is also signposted ‘Tor Rugby’ with Brown Tourist signs. Go straight on at the next two roundabouts and after approximately a third of a mile, turn left into Lowerside Lane. The rugby club entrance is approximately 100 metres along the lane on the right.