Shaftesbury Ballooning

Shaftesbury Dorset Hot Air Ballooning

Shaftesbury Hot Air Balloon Rides

Where better to take to the skies in a hot air balloon, than from one of England’s highest towns – Shaftesbury. This historic town sits atop Blackmore Vale and the River Stour Basin, which both unfold below you as you drift effortlessly overhead.

With the breeze as you guide, float over a mosaic of patchwork fields, thick woods and snaking laneways that lead to quaint villages and bustling market towns. With so much visual reward to be hard, you’ll find that your ballooning experience gifts you memories that are simply unforgettable.

Shaftesbury Ballooning Options:

Virgin Balloon Flights Shaftesbury
Flexible bookings, champagne toasts, the option to assist them in inflating and deflating the balloon and a luxury gift voucher are just a few reasons to consider Virgin. And the best bit? Despite being a large company, each flight is intimate and made to feel special just for you…

Weekday AM

£99person
£99person
  • Choice of locations
  • Fly weekday A.M

Weekday Any

£119person
£119person
  • Choice of locations
  • Anytime weekdays

7 Day Any

£139person
£139person
  • Choice of locations
  • Fly any day & time

7 Day Any Plus

£189person
£189person
  • Choice of locations
  • Multiple options

Whether you’re arranging a flight for yourself or as a gift, buying a gift certificate can add a layer of security. Unfortunately a lot of balloon operators are finding things financially difficult and some do not last. However, if you’ve bought a voucher then they are exchangeable and in many instances refundable. We think they’re a really smart option.

Wish
  • Wish.co.uk
  • £169 upwards
  • 2 Ticket Options
  • 98 Locations
  • Exchangeable
  • Valid for 10 months
  • Activity Gifts
  • £110 upwards
  • 10 Ticket Options
  • 100+ Locations
  • Exchangeable
  • Valid for 12 months
Wish
  • Buy A Gift
  • £120 upwards
  • 9 Ticket Options
  • 100+ Locations
  • Exchangeable
  • Valid for 10 months

Shaftesbury and Local Attractions

For Thomas Hardy, the charms of Shaftesbury were too great to be left out of his literary endeavours; but on paper he would change its name to Shaston. Home to one of the country’s most famous streets – Gold Hill – which most of us will know as the steep hill the Hovis boy had to push his bike up. You too can re-walk his steps – the bicycle is optional!

On Gold Hill, you’ll also find the town museum, whilst nearby on Park Walk, you can visit the Shaftesbury Abbey Museum, which tells the story of an important part of Shaftesbury’s life for over 650 years. With so many things to do, be sure to stay a while in this beautiful town and make the most of ballooning on top of Dorset.

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Surrender to the romance of it all…

Even if you’re a local, why not make the most of an unforgettable day by relaxing that evening on a romantic getaway. Let someone else do the cooking and the washing up. Instead, recline back into the afterglow of a hot air ballooning experience that sets the mood quite like nothing else…

Our favourite post ballooning idea: an intimate and charming guesthouse & a bottle or two of fine wine.

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