Local areas of interest include Shaftesbury, one of England’s oldest and highest towns renowned for its cobbled streets and picturesque cottages; and Sherborne – a town steeped in medieval architecture sitting on the Dorset & Somerset border with an abundance of medieval buildings and two castles.
We offer champagne balloon rides from a variety of locations in this area including the Terrace Playing Fields in Sherborne, the Half Moon public house in Shaftesbury, and the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens south of Shaftesbury (and just over the border into Wiltshire).
For those passengers making a weekend of it, all of our hot air balloon flight meeting locations have an excellent selection of good quality accommodation nearby. We can recommend the The Old Forge Bed & Breakfast, situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside in Compton Abbas. A unique and quirky place to stay which includes the newly restored Shepherds Hut and a 1934 Romany Caravan!
The early summer months are a great time to see the rolling hills and sea views on offer in this attractive county. For more information on booking a flight see Dorset balloon flight.