Somerset Balloon Flights
Hot Air Balloon Rides Over Somerset
Ballooning in Somerset is a great way to appreciate the wonderful diversity that the county has to offer. Cheese and cider are just two of the products from this lush landscape characterised by dairy farms and orchards. Enjoy a hot air balloon flight anywhere from the Wetlands of the Somerset Levels famous for its bird life and coastal views, to the Mendip Hills and the dramatic limestone of Cheddar Gorge. The county includes the cathedral city of Wells and the old market town of Street, once famous for sheepskin products and the home of Clarke's Shoes but now best known for the retail park of the same name.
The county town of Taunton nestles in the Vale of Taunton Deane among the Blackdown, Brendon and Quantock Hills, Somerset Levels and Moors and is close to the market towns of Wellington and Wiveliscombe, gateway to the wilderness of Exmoor National Park. Vivary Park is the home of the annual Taunton Flower Show and Taunton Castle dates back to 710AD in the time of the Anglo Saxons. The town also houses Somerset County Cricket Clubâ€™s ground. You can take local balloon flights around here with Aerosaurus Balloons who fly their hot air balloons from Taunton and Castle Cary
Yeovil is probably best known as the base of the UK manufacturer Westland Helicopters - as flown by Prince William and you can take balloon flights from here with Somerset balloon rides operator South West Balloon Flights
Glastonbury is home of the music festival for just a few days each year but for the rest of the year provides a mystical destination steeped in history and folklore. Visible from a distance on many balloon flights in the county is Glastonbury Tor as it rises above lush pasture land. Glastonbury Abbey in its parkland setting gives this market town a striking identity.