Glasgow Hot Air Balloon Rides

Soar Through The Skies on a Balloon Flight Near Glasgow

Glasgow is a city rich in culture, history, and stunning architecture. Known for its vibrant arts scene, iconic Victorian and art nouveau buildings, and friendly locals, Glasgow offers an unforgettable experience. Although there are no hot air balloon launch sites within the city, the nearby launch site in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, offers an extraordinary airborne adventure just a short drive away.

Hot Air Balloon Experiences in Glasgow

Take off from Biggar, almost equidistant from Glasgow and Edinburgh, for an aerial journey over some of Scotland's most historical and picturesque landscapes. Marvel at the historic site of the Battle of Biggar, the rugged beauty of the River Tweed, and the rich history of the area, including the graveyard of the Church of St Mary, home to the ancestors of politician William Gladstone. Whether the wind takes you over the battlefield of Langside or the serene Upper Tweedle, a Biggar hot air balloon ride promises a flight filled with history and breathtaking views.

Balloon Festivals Near Glasgow

Strathaven Balloon Festival

Witness the magic of a mass balloon launch at the festival. Imagine countless balloons lifting off together, painting the sky with vibrant colours as they drift serenely over South Lanarkshire.…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Strathaven

Closest Launch Sites to Glasgow

Biggar (South Lanarkshire)

Biggar is our main Scotland hot air balloon rides launch site and almost equidistant from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Passengers who love their history will delight in the prospect at…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Libberton

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these flight vouchers only valid for the Glasgow region?

No, Virgin Balloon Flights Vouchers are valid nationwide – simply purchase your balloon ride vouchers and you will be able to book at over 100 launch sites nationwide.

The Latest From Scotland

Get your stamps ready, these flights are worth writing home about

Strathaven Balloon Festival 2019 – A Success, This August bank holiday saw our

Read more

Spotlight On Scotland Hot Air Balloon Rides, If you’re on the hunt for stunning scenery…

Read more

Introducing Two New Pilots For 2019!, 2019 is shaping up to be a fantastic flying…

Read more

Spotlight On Surrey & Hampshire Hot Air Balloon Rides, The experience of flying in a hot balloon is…

Read more

Got a question for us?

Get in touch with our fabulous customer service team, they’re happy to assist you in any way they can.