Launch Site Address

Lamport Hall, High Street

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Northampton Hot Air Balloon Ride

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 the beautiful Lamport Hall and Gardens 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.


From Junction 2 of the A14 or junction 15 of the M1, Lamport is on the A508 between Maidwell and Brixworth.

Please report to the front gatehouse on the A508 Northampton Road, between the turn for Hanging Houghton and The Swan pub.
A member of the flight crew will direct you to the parking area and launchsite.
No access is possible from Lamport village.
If the gate is not open or manned by a Virgin Balloon Flights crew member, please do not obstruct the entrance or the busy main road. Please park nearby in the car park of The Swan pub and return once the gate has been opened.
Please do not try to gain access to Lamport Hall grounds to avoid intruding on those who live there.

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Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01604 215944 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Peter Philpott

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