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Scotland Hot Air Balloon Rides

Experience Scotland’s Rugged Beauty

Scotland, the land of rugged landscapes and breathtaking vistas, offers an unparalleled experience for hot air balloon enthusiasts. Imagine soaring over the rolling hills and scenic valleys of the Borders, with the wild Highlands and tranquil lochs in the distance.

Drift above ancient castles, historic sites, and charming villages nestled in lush glens. The sweeping views of Scotland's diverse terrain, from heather-clad moors to sparkling rivers, provide a stunning backdrop for your flight. A hot air balloon ride here captures the essence of Scotland’s natural beauty and rich heritage, making it a truly unforgettable adventure.

Hot Air Balloon Experiences in Scotland

Why Choose A Scotland Hot Air Balloon Ride

With breathtaking views and rich history, a balloon ride in Scotland is an adventure like no other. Soaring over the varied landscapes and historic sites provides a unique perspective on this beautiful country.

Here are some of our favourite things about a hot air balloon ride in Scotland:

Beautiful Landscapes: Soar over the stunning Highlands, rolling hills, and scenic valleys.
Historic Sites: Drift above ancient castles, battlefields, and historic landmarks.
Charming Villages: See picturesque villages nestled in lush glens along sparkling rivers.
Diverse Terrain: Enjoy the varied beauty of heather-clad moors and tranquil lochs.
Rich Heritage: Experience the essence of Scotland’s natural beauty and cultural history from a truly unique perspective.

South Lanarkshire Hot Air Balloon Launch Sites

Take flight from our Biggar launch site and experience the rolling hills of the Borders and the Clyde Valley like never before. Soar over the distant Highlands, spot historic landmarks like Neidpath Castle, and follow the picturesque River Tweed. A balloon ride from Biggar offers a bird's eye view of Scotland's stunning beauty and rich history.

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…

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Scotland Hot Air Balloon Festivals

Scotland’s only hot air balloon festival, held in Strathaven, is a must-visit event. This vibrant festival features colourful balloon displays, thrilling night glows, and mass ascents that fill the sky with stunning visuals. The charming market town of Strathaven provides a picturesque backdrop, adding to the festival's unique appeal. With live music, food stalls, and family-friendly activities, the Strathaven Balloon Festival offers a magical experience that celebrates the beauty and excitement of hot air ballooning in Scotland.

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.…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are these flight vouchers only valid for the Scotland 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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