Fairford, Gloucestershire

Gliding peacefully across beautiful countryside early on a summer morning, or in the evening is an unforgettable experience. Unlike other aircraft, you can watch the hot air balloon being assembled before your eyes - just like a giant tent ! Then climb aboard and admire the view from the basket - no doors closed, or windows to sit behind, it's all out in the fresh air. Fantastic !

The market town of Fairford lies 12 miles east of Cirencester and about 6 miles west of Lechlade-on-Thames along the A417 and close to the River Coln. The town has many quaint cottages with 17th and 18th century three storey stone buildings remaining as well as former coaching inns. The military air-base of R.A.F. Fairford is located nearby and is the location at which the annual International Air Tattoo takes place in July. A bridge now spans the river in place of the original ‘ford’ crossing.

Passengers can choose the location of their flight after purchasing a voucher accepted for flights all over the UK. Prices depend on number of passengers - more passengers cost less per person.

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