South Shropshire Hot Air Balloon Ride – Virgin Balloon Flights
Virgin Balloon Flights

Ludlow

Launch Site Address

Stokesay Court, near Onibury
Craven Arms
Shropshire
SY7 9BD

Ludlow Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Ludlow has almost 500 listed buildings, including lots of medieval and timbered Tudor architecture, and was once described by late Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman as ‘probably the loveliest town in England’.

About

Take life higher on a truly stunning South Shropshire hot air balloon ride from Ludlow.

A truly unforgettable experience awaits as you go up, up and away across some of the UK’s most beautiful rural landscapes.

Wherever the wind takes you, breath-taking views to the horizon stretch out in every direction.

To the north lie the Shropshire Hills, a glorious vista well deserving of its accolade as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Or you could be lucky enough to fly over the attractive town of Ludlow itself, with its winding streets and beautiful old buildings, including the impressive Ludlow Castle.

To the south lies the Herefordshire border and miles of unspoilt countryside.

Our big red balloon launches from Stokesay Court, just north of Ludlow itself - a magnificent late-Victorian mansion made famous as the primary filming location for the movie ‘Atonement’, starring Keira Knightly and James McAvoy.

Take to the skies for a magnificent South Shropshire hot air balloon ride with the UK's No.1 passenger balloon flights operator.

Directions

Directions from the north:
Travel south on the A49 and pass through Craven Arms. Upon reaching Onibury, go over the railway level crossing on A49 and just past the level crossing, turn right towards Clungunford. The launch field is on the right hand side of this road, approximately half a mile from the A49.
If you reach a red telephone box on the right hand side, you have gone too far.

Directions from the south:
Travel north on the A49 past Ludlow. Just before Onibury, turn left towards Clungunford. The launch field is on the right hand side of this road, approximately half a mile from the A49.
If you reach a red telephone box on the right hand side, you have gone too far.

Please await your balloon crew before entering the launch field – do not drive into the private grounds of Stokesay Court.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01785 330 510 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Russell Collins

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