Fly with Bristol Balloons (part of Ballooning Network)
Bristol is Britain's hot air ballooning capital, delivering a magical mix of cityscape and natural wonder in a ballooning experience full of excitement, colour and contrast.
As long as the wind is heading in the right direction you'll be starting your hot air balloon ride from the magnificent Ashton Court Estate.
Ashton Court is a popular venue for weddings, parties and other special events, including the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Hidden in the further reaches of the park is a wonderful miniature railway boasting model, steam, diesel and electric trains.
Flying across the city you can view many of the city's unique landmarks - the SS Great Britain, St Mary Redcliffe, the bustling harbourside or the tranquility of the mist-covered water as it flows gently beneath Brunel's celebrated Clifton Suspension Bridge. Have fun spotting places you know or have visited - or track our city odyssey on your own ordnance survey map.
This flight has something for everyone, capture the bustle and excitement of one of Britain's liveliest cities from a unique perspective - on a clear day your view extends from one side to the other, offering a tantalising glimpse of the coast line of South Wales and the distant spires of Bath.
"I've been flying from Ashton Court for over 30 years, but every flight has something different, something magical, you never get tired of it." Philip Clark - Founder
"We were married in St Mary Redcliffe. I was so pleased when we headed out across the harbour and flew right over the top."
"We took off in the middle of ten other balloons. Watching the inflation's, surrounded by the roar and heat of the burners, it was a fantastic moment to be right in the thick of it."
"I love Bristol, I've lived here for 50 years, I can't tell you how moving it was to fly over so many old haunts."
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