Somerset Hot Air Balloon Rides

Soar Above Somerset’s Enchanting Countryside

Somerset offers a stunning backdrop for hot air balloon rides with its diverse landscapes and historic landmarks. Soar above the picturesque countryside, dotted with charming villages, ancient woodlands, and the iconic Glastonbury Tor. The region's rich heritage includes beautiful estates, medieval churches, and the dramatic Exmoor National Park. A hot air balloon ride in Somerset provides a unique and unforgettable perspective, showcasing the natural beauty and historical depth of this captivating county.

Hot Air Balloon Experiences in Somerset

Why Choose A Somerset Hot Air Balloon Ride

Choosing a Somerset hot air balloon ride offers a truly unique and memorable experience. As one of the ballooning capitals, Somerset hosts the International Balloon Festival in Bristol, one of the longest-running and biggest hot air balloon festivals in the world.

  • Stunning Landscapes: Enjoy views of rolling hills, lush valleys, and scenic countryside.
  • Historic Sites: Soar above ancient woodlands, medieval churches, and iconic landmarks like Glastonbury Tor.
  • Rich Heritage: Experience beautiful estates and historic towns.
  • Exmoor National Park: Capture the dramatic landscapes of this renowned national park.
  • Ballooning Capital: Be part of a region famous for its ballooning culture and events.

Somerset Hot Air Balloon Launch Sites

The Somerset landscape is perfect for a hot air balloon ride, offering stunning views of rolling hills, historic sites, and charming villages. From our launch sites in Ashton Court (Bristol), Bath, Glastonbury, and Taunton, you could see the iconic Glastonbury Tor, the Roman Baths, and the picturesque Somerset Levels. This diverse scenery makes every balloon ride unforgettable.

Ashton Court (Bristol)

Home to the world famous Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court could well lay claim to the title of…

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Take flight over one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the UK when you go up, up and away on a magnificent

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Take life higher with a stunning Somerset hot air balloon ride and experience breathtaking views of this glorious county. Hop on board our iconic big red Virgin balloon for the airborne…

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For miles of unspoilt countryside, choose one of our fabulous Somerset hot air balloon rides. Enjoy this stunning county from on high as you drift serenely through the sky in our beautiful…

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Hot Air Balloon Festivals Somerset

The Bristol Balloon Fiesta in Somerset is one of the largest and longest-running hot air balloon festivals in the world. Since 1979, this spectacular event has featured hundreds of colourful balloons, thrilling night glows, and mass ascents. Check out our guide to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta to make the most of this must-visit celebration of ballooning.

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Take life higher at Europe's biggest hot air balloon festival and go up, up and away for a Bristol balloon ride you will never forget. Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is back for 2024 and set…

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Balloon Rides Near Somerset

For those of you near Somerset, we offer fantastic balloon rides from nearby launch sites in Dorset, Exeter, and Tiverton. From these locations, you could see the rolling countryside, historic Exeter Cathedral, and the picturesque Exe Valley. These nearby sites provide unforgettable hot air balloon adventures, showcasing the natural beauty and charm of the surrounding areas.

Gillingham Rugby Club Dorset

The history of Gillingham dates back to ancient times, with evidence of a stone age barrow and Roman settlement in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. However, the town was established by the Saxons. The…

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Dorset (Folke)

Stunning views over delightful Dorset await when you take to the skies with Virgin Balloon Flights over this beautiful county. Unforgettable vistas await as you go up, up and away from the…

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Exeter (Cullompton)

Experience the skies over the land of cream teas with a spectacular Exeter hot air balloon ride. Go up, up and away over beautiful Devon when you hop on board our iconic big red Virgin…

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Adventure awaits when you go up, up and away for an unforgettable Devon hot air balloon experience. Take to the skies from the beautiful market down of Tiverton and enjoy breath-takingly…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are these flight vouchers only valid for the Somerset 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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