Winchcombe, 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 small, unspoilt, Cotswold town of Winchcombe is situated at the intersection of the Cotswold Way, the Gloucestershire Way, Wordeus Way, Windrush Way, Wychavon Way and for local people, the Keniln’s Way. Only half a mile to the south east stands Sudeley Castle, the burial place (Castle Chapel) of Queen Catherine Parr. The town has many buildings in the yellow Cotswold stone. To the north of the town is Winchcombe Railway Station on the narrow gauge line of the Gloucestershire, Warwickshire Steam Railway operated by volunteers. The Railway Museum lies at the foot of Langley Hill to the west of the town. About a mile to the north east, lie the ruins of Hailes Abbey whilst to the south lies the 3,000 BC Neolithic ‘Belas Knap’ Long Barrow burial chamber.

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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