Enjoy the stunning North Yorkshire landscape from on high with our Harrogate hot air balloon rides.
Launching from the Ripley Castle estate just north of Harrogate, with gardens, parkland and a café that are open all year round for visitors to enjoy.
Depending on the wind direction, keep an eye out for sights such as the dramatic Brimham Rocks, a moorland of dramatic rock formations created by a huge river more than 100 million years before even dinosaurs walked the earth.
Your Harrogate hot air balloon ride could take you south over the historic spa town itself.
See if you can spot sights such as the Royal Pump Room Museum, where the town’s ‘medicinal’ sulphur-rich waters were served to the public from 1842 to 1953.
The Great Yorkshire Show takes place in Harrogate every summer – a flight over the town will likely bring the showground itself into view.
Taking you up, up and away on your hot air balloon ride over Harrogate is pilot Dave Sutcliffe, a Yorkshire local with unrivaled knowledge of the area.
His big red balloon is a regular sight over both Harrogate and York in North Yorkshire from spring to autumn.
Mother Shipton’s Cave is England’s oldest visitor attraction and the birthplace of a famous witch who could predict the future. It is home to the Petrifying Well, a rare dripping well of water so high in minerals it can turn items to ‘stone’ in just a few months.
Betty’s tea room in Harrogate is well worth a visit for its world-famous Afternoon Tea, served since the 1920s.
Our North East regional flight vouchers can be used at any of our launch sites across Yorkshire and County Durham.
Enjoy a truly unforgettable and unique flying experience when you book a hot air balloon ride from Harrogate.
Heading North on the A61 from Harrogate:
At the roundabout take the first exit left onto Main Street, signposted for Ripley. After 150 meters, the entrance to the car park is on your left, signposted as Parking, Picnic area and Toilets.
Heading South on the A61 from Ripon:
At the roundabout take the second exit continuing straight onto Main Street, signposted for Ripley. Continue all the way through the village and you will see the car park on your right, signposted as Parking, Picnic area and Toilets.
The launch field is adjacent to the car park on the South side, through the line of trees.