Balloon Flights Lincolnshire
Hot Air Balloon Rides in Lincolnshire
With miles of beautiful coastline and bustling market towns Lincolnshire is a great venue for a hot air balloon ride. The heart of the county, the city of Lincoln boasts a cathedral that is visible from 25 miles away on a clear day.
At the other end of the county Stamford has the reputation of the 'best stone town in England'. With five medieval churches, a priory and 15th century hospital and other fine Georgian and Medieval buildings within the town, Stamford still retains much of what prompted Sir Walter Scott to suggest it was the finest scene between London and Edinburgh. The BBC chose Stamford as the location for its costume drama "Middlemarch". Stamford's outstanding architecture is matched by Burghley House, sitting on the southern edge of the town and regarded as the grandest house of the first Elizabethan Age.
For balloon rides over Lincolnshire from locations close to Stamford, Grantham and Rutland Water have a look a the web site for Balloon Rides.
West of Stamford is Rutland, once part of Lincolnshire and now famous for the largest man made lake in Western Europe. It's another great location to take to the skies in a hot air balloon provided there is enough wind to clear the lake!
To the north of Stamford lies Grimsthorpe Castle, close to the market town of Bourne. It was built in the 13th century and sits in 3,000 acres of rolling pastures, landscaped lakes and ancient woodland with a medieval deer park.
To the west of Bourne by about 10 miles and just west of the A1 is Stoke Rochford Hall, a Victorian country Mansion with its adjoining village, home to some well known celebrities.
Grantham to the north is well known for its connection to previous prime minister Margaret Thatcher and has the expanses of Belton Woods and National Trust property Belton House alongside. Prime examples of Lincolnshire villages are Belton and Manthorpe, both within a few miles.