TELFORD BALLOON RIDES
FIND YOUR PERFECT HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT OVER TELFORD!
FIND YOUR PERFECT HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT OVER TELFORD!
To take flight in a hot air balloon in the skies near Telford we recommend Virgin Balloon’s West Midlands regional vouchers. Covering all launch locations across the West Midlands these luxury gift vouchers include flexible booking options, champagne toasts, return transport and more!
Take to skies over Telford on a hot air balloon ride that opens up the stunning Shropshire scenery, in a way that no other experience can! The birthplace of industry, Telford is a bsuy town that has an intriguing history, and which is surrounded by tranquil rolling countryside that showcases Shropshire beautifully. Launching high above the striking Ironbridge Gorge, the expansive and captivating views soon open up. Don’t be surprised if you see the strong lines of the famous bridge and its bold central arch, as your Ironbridge ballooning adventure begins in earnest. Keep your eyes peeled for the furnaces used to cast the iron for the bridge and trace the River Severn to the four tall towers of the now decommissioned Ironbridge power station.
You may find yourself drifting over Telford Town Centre itself, a centre of local activity that you’ll get to observe from your unique vantage point overhead. Northwest of Ironbridge and almost due west of Telford lies The Wrekin, the largest hill for miles around and which offers sweeping views of its surrounds from the ground – so just imagine the unfolding vistas you’ll get from your hot air balloon flight near Telford!
Telford is a modern town having undergone a massive transformation. What you’ll find now is a huge range of places to stroll, shop and eat. There are shopping precincts and rolling parks to enjoy. But if you head back towards your balloon launch site, so a world of history opens up. As the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Ironbridge Gorge is a World Heritage Site that offers locals and visitors an incredible array of things to see, do and discover. For a broad snapshot into times gone by, consider a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town, where you can explore what life was like in the age of steam and how people lived more than 100 years ago. For a different perspective on life, head to the Jackfield Tile Museum. Here you can be inspired by the tremendous beauty and artistry that is evident in the best of British ceramic art and design. There is also the Coalport China Museum which displays some of the best examples of Coalport & Caughley china anywhere in the world!
To understand the importance of Ironbridge and its integral part of human evolution, head to the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron; here you can discover how Coalbrookdale changed the world forever via a series of family trails, galleries and interactive exhibits. Or there’s the Museum of the Gorge, which boasts a huge detailed model of Ironbridge Gorge. Or consider exploring the Tar Tunnel, a bitumen spring accidentally struck by 18thcentury miners. Or take the quintessential stroll across the world’s first ever cast-iron bridge – Ironbridge – that was built in 1779 to span the River Seven and still represents something that inspires awe and wonder. With so much to do on a Telford and Ironbridge balloon ride, this really is the launch location for a full day of discovery and excitement.
• A luxury gift voucher valid for 12 months
• A 60 minute flight over Shropshire
• Passenger insurance
• Traditional champagne toast
• Presentation of flight certificate
• Return transport to the launch site
• Magical memories you’ll treasure forever
The main departure point is from the grounds of the Telford Golf & Spa Hotel. There are also always other sites nearby in Shropshire that can be used to get you aloft though if you need them. Always make sure that you check your voucher details and again when you book in, for the latest launch site details, as they can change depending on weather and site suitability. The good news is, that your voucher is valid for all launch locations in the West Midlands and you can leave your car at the launch site as this is where your ballooning experience will also finish.
Your unforgettable balloon ride will start with a full safety briefing, after which you you can help the team with the the inflating of the balloon if you wish – or kick back, soak up the atmosphere and let others do the hard work. But when it’s time, there is no escaping the collective excitement as the burners fire up and the balloon starts to prepare itself for taking you up, up and away on a ballooning adventure over Shropshire!
As you drift gently over the Shropshire countryside near Telford, there will be ample opportunity to take photographs from this unique vantage point. During your flight you are free to discuss how the balloon works with the pilot, who will also be pointing out the many points of interest that drift below you or rest gently on the horizon.
No two flights are the same, and as such any number of towns, villages and important landmarks could come into view – all of which create talking points for years to come.
After an unforgettable hour ballooning your pilot will begin your descent towards a gentle landing. Once back on the ground, and should you wish, you can help in packing away the envelope (that’s the official name for the fabric canopy).
With the balloon all packed away, you will be transferred back to your launch site where you can sip on the fine stuff and raise a toast to an unforgettable adventure hot air ballooning over Shropshire.