Newcastle upon Tyne Hot Air Balloon Rides

Float Effortlessly Over Picturesque Views Near Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne, renowned for its vibrant cultural scene, historic architecture, and stunning Quayside, offers a unique blend of urban charm and scenic beauty. While there are no hot air balloon launch sites directly in Newcastle, nearby sites in Durham and Bishop Auckland provide breathtaking experiences. From these vantage points, you can admire Durham Cathedral, the River Wear, the North Sea coast, and historic castles, all while enjoying the serene landscapes of County Durham and beyond.

Hot Air Balloon Experiences in Newcastle upon Tyne

Balloon Rides Near Newcastle upon Tyne

Experience the magic of hot air ballooning near Newcastle upon Tyne. Enjoy stunning aerial views of Durham Cathedral, the River Wear, the charming villages of County Durham, the North Sea coast, Raby Castle, and the picturesque North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales.

These nearby launch sites offer a truly unforgettable adventure in the skies.


Get ready for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride as we take off from Poplar Tree Garden Centre in Durham. Nestled in a charming setting, this lovely spot is the perfect starting point for your…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Durham

Bishop Auckland

Experience the North East’s captivating and rugged landscape as you go up, up and away on an unforgettable County Durham hot air balloon ride. Take to the skies for the flying experience…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Bishop Auckland

Northumberland Balloon Festival (2025)

The Northumberland Balloon Festival is a magical experience for everyone. See colourful balloons float gracefully over the beautiful Northumberland landscape. With exciting activities,…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Corbridge

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these flight vouchers only valid for the Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

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