‘The Worthies’ in the shadow of the 13th century abbey and near the historic town of Malmesbury, which grew around the expanding abbey dates back to the 7th century, when under Alfred the Great was made Burh with an assessment of 12 Hides. It is, therefore, the oldest borough in England. The abbey is one of the few English houses with a continual history from the 7th century through to the Dissolution of the monasteries. Today much of the Abbey survives, with the ruined parts still joined onto the complete structure. The existing third of the nave remains in use as an active place of worship.
Malmesbury is known, historically, for being a market town which has continued from medieval times to today. The town sits on a flat Cotswolds hilltop at the convergence of two rivers in the leafy Cotswold countryside which provides the perfect backdrop for a balloon flight in these glorious surroundings.
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.
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.
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.