Fun & Interesting Facts
Old Oswestry Hillfort is at least 2,000 years old and dates back to the Iron Age. It is said to have been the birthplace of Queen Ganhumara - better known as Queen Guinevere of the King Arthur legends. Oswestry-born poet Wilfred Owen also completed his army training there during the World War I.
Find the stunning countryside of north Shropshire at your feet as you go up, up and away on a majestic Oswestry hot air balloon ride.
Take to the skies in our iconic big red balloon for a truly unforgettable airborne experience.
With breath-taking panoramas of some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside, you will enjoy the experience of a lifetime with Virgin Balloon Flights.
Launching from Sweeney Hall in the village of Morda, just a few miles from the England/Wales border, you could easily find yourself looking out at glorious Welsh landscapes.
With the right wind, you could enjoy glorious views towards Gyrn Moelfre mountain of the beautiful Llanymynech Rocks nature reserve.
To the north lies the pretty market town of Oswestry itself and the dramatic Chirk Aqueduct, cutting across the valley from England to Wales.
No other flying experience compares to the majesty and exhilaration of an Oswestry hot air balloon experience with Virgin Balloon Flights.