Ellenborough Park

Ellenborough Park is a Cotswolds destination which has been restored as a luxury country house hotel. Providing the best in hotel accommodation and service, it is ideal for country retreats, romantic breaks, weddings, conferences and celebrations.

The AA Five Star Hotel is located just 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of the centre of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England at the foot of Cleeve Hill, the highest point of the Cotswolds.

The hotel can host a number of activities within the grounds and nearby including croquet, riding, walking, polo, shooting and now a Cotswold Balloon Safari.

These amazing hot air balloon flights, take off from Ellenborough Park. You can purchase balloon flight vouchers or book a fixed date for your balloon trip.

The hotel includes 62 rooms and suites individually designed by Nina Campbell, an Indian-themed Spa and outdoor heated swimming pool. The main house dates back to the 1500s and includes two restaurants, three private dining rooms, conference rooms and gallery. Dining options include the 3 AA Rosette oak panelled Beaufort Dining Room for formal occasions and The Brasserie, with its country house menu, as a more informal setting. Afternoon teas and Sunday lunches are also available.

For further information, please visit the Ellenborough Park website.

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Your pilot – and your host for the adventure has accrued some 2,000 flying hours (35,000 balloon miles) all over the world. That makes him one of the most experienced balloonists anywhere the world. And yes, Captain Mike is licensed to fly balloons practically anywhere. He’s got licenses for the UK, India, Turkey, Kenya, New Zealand and the USA.

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Thinking of buying someone a balloon flight voucher as a gift? It’s a very special gift…

Every balloon flight is an amazing experience. Your gift recipient will join Captain Mike and his crew on a unique aerial tour of the Cotswolds in a trip that combines thrilling excitement and absolute serenity.

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We have put together a list of frequently asked questions about our flights, locations and booking process. Please visit our FAQs page in the first instance to see whether your question or enquiry can be answered there.

If your question can’t be answered, please use our contact form to send your enquiry.

Make your gift even more special with the Cotswold Balloon Safaris ‘Balloon in a box!’

We will send to your chosen recipient an inflated helium balloon with their flight voucher attached with a ribbon.

Your ‘Balloon in a box’ will be sent by Special Delivery. To purchase ‘Balloon in a box’ select the option during purchasing your flight voucher.

Balloon in a box