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Launch Site Address

PL15 7QN

Launceston Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

For several years, Launceston hosted an annual ‘Castle Rock’ music festival in July. The first event, held in 2000, saw a young, unknown artist take to the stage by the name of Jamie Cullum.


Join us for a spectacular Cornwall hot air balloon ride experience of a lifetime.

Take to the skies in our majestic big red balloon from Launceston, the ancient capital of Cornwall.

Spectacular sights such as the dramatic Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor await as you go up, up and away for an unforgettable airborne adventure.

On a clear day with the right wind, you might even spot the Atlantic coast in the far distance.

Often considered the ‘gateway to Cornwall’, Launceston is a town of beautiful buildings built mostly on a hillside.

This beautiful landscape is scattered with ancient Cornish towns and villages, nestled around the wilds of some of England’s most dramatic moorland.

Take life higher with a stunning Cornwall hot air balloon ride with Virgin Balloon Flights - the UK's No.1 passenger balloon operator.


The postcode for the meeting point for this launch site is PL15 7QN.

PLEASE NOTE: All passengers must meet the balloon crew at the meeting point detailed below and should not go directly to the launch site itself.
Please wait in the parking area, where you will be met by the balloon crew.

Driving on A30 heading West:
The meeting point is the first parking area on the left after passing Launceston, approximately four miles from the turn-off to Launceston itself.

Driving on A30 heading East:
Approximately 16 miles after passing Bodmin, the meeting point can be found on the right hand side of the road. However, it is not possible to turn right into the parking area. You will need to continue for approximately a mile until the turning point on the A30 is reached in order to go back on yourself.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01725 530 190 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Steve Vining

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

Last Minute Availability

Flexible On When You Can Fly?