Fun & Interesting Facts
From the late 18th century until just after World War I, Northampton was the centre of the UK’s shoe and leather industry, with a shoe-making history stretching back almost 900 years.
A truly breath-taking experience awaits when you go up, up and away on a Northampton hot air balloon ride.
Glorious countryside views stretching for miles in every direction await as you take to the skies in our iconic big red balloon.
Launching from Hanging Houghton to the north of Northampton, enjoy a 360 panorama of some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes.
Other spectacular sights to look out for include the beautiful Pitsford Water and the many pretty rural villages scattered among the patchwork fields.
Or the wind might take you further south, towards Northampton town itself or the stunning Delapré Abbey.
You might even spot a steam train puffing along the tracks of the Northampton and Lamport Railway.
Whichever way the wind takes you, the memories from your Northampton hot air balloon adventure will last a lifetime.