A hot air balloon ride over Stratford-upon-Avon is an opportunity to explore Shakespeare country from a unique perspective.
A flight from Stratford-upon-Avon gives you a bird’s eye view of this quaint market town on the banks of the winding River Avon, famous for being the birthplace of playwright and poet William Shakespeare.
Drifting skywards, you may catch a glimpse of the Bard’s home on Henley Street, his wife Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage or the Royal Shakespeare Theatre among the many black and white timbered buildings.
Set in the heart of the South Warwickshire countryside, the town is an ideal location for a hot air balloon ride.
Birmingham can sometimes be seen to the North West and Warwick to the North East, while the patchwork field below that stretch away in all directions are dotted with villages and historic country estates, such as Charlecote Park to the East.
A Stratford-upon-Avon ballooning adventure can also offer views to the Cotswolds, known for their typically English landscape and honey-coloured limestone buildings, which begin just 10 miles to the south.
Your hot air balloon will launch from the award winning Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse, which has been hosting steeple chasing since 1755, just to the west of the town centre.
Stratford Racecourse is situated off the B439 Evesham Road out of Stratford-upon-Avon and approximately 15 minutes drive from Junction 15 of the M40 and 40 minutes from Junction 7 of the M5.
When you enter Stratford-on-Avon, follow the brown signs for the racecourse and/or brown signs displaying a racehorse symbol. Passengers have access to toilet facilities at this site (please see your pilot for keys).