Bourne (Grimsthorpe)


Launch Site Address

Grimsthorpe Castle, Grimsthorpe
PE10 0LZ

Bourne (Grimsthorpe) Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

English composer Thomas Linley (the younger) was known as the ‘English Mozart’. He would almost certainly have become as famous, if not more renowned than his German counterpart (and friend) had it not been for his untimely death in a boating accident on the lake at Grimsthorpe Castle when he was just 22.


Enjoy the experience of a lifetime when you take to the skies for a magnificent Lincolnshire balloon ride.

Take life higher in our iconic red Virgin balloon from the beautiful Grimsthorpe Castle, just outside Bourne.

Go up, up and away from stunning parkland before taking in breath-taking panoramic views across the stunning Lincolnshire landscape.

Get your camera ready or simply relax and watch the world go by as you reach new heights on this unique airborne adventure.

No other flying experience compares to the exhilarating and relaxing adventure of a Lincolnshire balloon ride with Virgin Balloon Flights.


Turn off the A1 at the Colsterworth roundabout and head towards Bourne on the A151. After eight miles, you will see Grimsthorpe Castle on the right hand side.

Do not drive in at the public gate. Pass this gate and continue to Grimsthorpe village.

Approximately 50m after the sign for Grimsthorpe village, you will find the Estate Office entrance on your right. This white picket fence is electrically controlled.

Access in and out of the park will be controlled by a crew member of Virgin Balloon Flights. Friends and family of passengers will need to leave promptly with the balloon retrieval vehicles on launching or will need to leave their vehicles parked until passengers return from the flight.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01476 855660 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Rebecca Cains

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