Hot air balloon flights from Malmesbury over Wiltshire

Ah, Malmesbury – one of the most beautiful take-off spots in the Cotswolds, known as the Queen of hilltop towns. Do make sure you take the time to have a wander... The 13th century Abbey is one of the region’s finest buildings. And there are charming wooded lanes, river walks and lots of wonderful things to see.  

This is our most Southerly take-off spot, close to the border with Wiltshire. Malmesbury is a little oasis of Cotswolds calm – and it’s even more serene in one of our hot air balloons.

Watch the Abbey quickly dwindle in size as we rise majestically up. As we quickly gain altitude, you’ll see how the town formed around the confluence of two rivers. That’s the sort of thing you might read in a guide book. But how much better it is to be able to see it for yourself from up in the sky!

Where will this flight take us? We really are spoilt for choice. So, shall we see which way the wind blows?

We’re just about halfway between Bath and Cheltenham. We’re surrounded by some of the loveliest countryside in the Cotswolds, and, as we look out we can see miles of green fields, woods and perfect English villages. In other words, you couldn’t hope for a more perfect view of England’s green and pleasant land.

“You’ll enjoy a beautiful flight in truly glorious surroundings. I never get tired of it. The day the Cotswolds lose their appeal is the day I’ll hang up my Captain’s hat!” Captain Mike.

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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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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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