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Bristol Balloons

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Bristol Balloons


With Bristol Balloons, you're unlikely to get a better perspective of the Clifton Suspension Bridge than when taking off from Ashton Court Mansion and floating gently away to reveal a panoramic view of the bridge spanning the beautiful Avon Gorge.

Their aim is to give everyone a pleasant, enjoyable and safe flight. Ballooning is an adventure, a magic carpet ride, something not to be rushed. The flight will last for about one hour, the whole outing usually takes between 3 and 4 hours.

Age is no barrier to enjoying this spectacular journey, our passengers ages range from nine to ninety plus! A balloon basket is a brilliant platform for photography, so bring a camera, but don’t miss the wonderful views as you sky-soar on high.

When the balloon rides head out over the Bristol Harbourside, you can think back on Brunel's fifteen year contribution to Bristol's historic waterways, which included the introduction of a new dredging and sluicing system, an enlarged and improved entrance lock, a tubular wrought iron footbridge and the engine house for the Black Rock water pumping station.

Most notable, and as the largest and most powerful ship of her time you're unlikely to miss her, is Brunel's SS Great Britain, now restored in her Harbourside dock in Bristol. Brunel's pioneering steamship was the forerunner of modern passenger liners and made regular voyages around the world to Australia and the USA.

Then, if the wind is with you, your ride with Bristol Balloons will take you over the top of Bristol Temple Meads railway station, which was (you guessed it) built by Brunel as the passenger terminal for his Paddington to Bristol Great Western Railway… or if not, you may experience some animal magic, peeping down from above over the exotic inhabitants of Bristol Zoo.

A flight from Bristol may also give you a spectacular view of two other famous West bridges, the Severn Bridge and the Severn Crossing. You can do all of this with Bristol Balloons.

A Champagne toast or juice is served with their compliments. Each passenger receives a commemorative flight certificate signed by the pilot. Vouchers for the flying season (March – October) are on sale, online. If you would like an exclusive flight for two or three persons give them a call.

It is never too early to start thinking about flying there or that other special date in the year ahead. Enquire or book via the Bristol Balloons website. As Bristol’s longest established commercial balloon flight provider they look forward to taking you on a memorable experience.

Corporate Group Balloon Flights
Bristol Balloons can cater for small or large corporate groups.  Our fleet of 4 balloons offers a range of option with one for 2, 3 or 4 passengers, one that takes up to 12 and 2 that take up to 15.  If the location is suitable and there is enough space, we can sometimes fly from private property to make your flight even more special!


Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Special group rates


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Special Offers

  • Special and Seasonal Offers

    The offer:Throughout the year Bristol Balloons are pleased to be able to offer a changing variety of offers and special deals across many of their flight voucher options or for specific events, such as the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. New products will also be placed in the ‘offers’ section of the Bristol Balloons website for introductory periods. If you are planning to visit Bristol just for a short period, as ballooning is a weather dependent activity we suggest you contact us first via so we can advise on schedules and availability.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Bristol Balloons website.

    Offer link: Things to do



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    Recent Reviews:

    • T6314OYjackm
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      Hope to fly with Bristol Balloons in the future
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 9th September 2018
      We booked flights with Bristol Balloons for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta but unfortunately weren't able to fly due to the weather. However, despite not being able to fly we found Bristol... Read full review
    • hannahsheps
      Bath, United Kingdom
      Great trip!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 19th April 2019
      Amazing trip this evening! Awesome crew - Jon and Caroline and brilliant pilot, Colin! Excellent flight and superb landing in picturesque Ston Easton! Thanks Bristol Balloons Read full review
    • lesley868
      Abingdon, United Kingdom
      Amazing flight in the early morning
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 7th May 2019
      We rolled up just before 6 am at Bristol, ready to fly, we were ferried to Bath, where we had a gentle take off, with lovely views over the Royal Crescent and beyond. We were in the air for a little... Read full review
    23 - 51 Winterstoke Road
    BS3 2NP

    Tel: +44 (0)117 947 1030

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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