Appleby Castle Weekday Morning Balloon Flight

Take in incredible views of the rugged Pennines, stunning Lake District and historic Appleby Castle on this unforgettable ballooning adventure!

Ballooning from Appleby Castle

champagne weekday morning hot air balloon flight

Dramatic. Historic. Stunning. And simply unforgettable…

If you’re going to have a champagne balloon flight over some of England’s most exquisite countryside, then you may as well get off to the right start – and that is going aloft from a gorgeous 12th century castle nestled at in the shadow of the rugged Pennines. This is ballooning, Appleby Castle style!

As your balloon climbs, so the scale of the beauty of the region some into view – the rugged and windswept Pennines framing the vista one way, expansive views out over the Lake District the other. The shimmering Ullswater, England’s second largest lake drawing the eye to its glistening in the morning sun. Patchworks of fields, paddocks and hills. Snaking rivers and quaint towns and villages complete the visual treat. All the while, the crisp morning breeze making you feel alive and free.

With the same breeze as your guide, you’ll float whether it takes you for best part of an hour before coming down to land. Your support crew will be there to meet you and transport you back to Appleby Castle, where  we recommend doing some exploring. Be sure to head into town as well for a stroll down its unusually wide high street, or sit on the banks of the River Eden, a 90 mile long water way that starts life high on the Cumbrian-North Yorkshire border and weaves a path to Solway Firth, and contemplate the incredible experience you’ve had drifting high overhead. And why not close your Appleby Castle ballooning adventure by returning to the castle for a delicious afternoon tea – a most civilised way to round off a most civilised day.



Picture Perfect Ullswater

Panoramic lenses at the ready: at 7.5 miles long, Ullswater is the second longest lake in England!

Brooding Pennines

Get the best possible view of the rugged and windswept Pennines right next to you.

Historic Beauty

Be impressed by Appleby as you rise gently from the castle grounds up over the town and river.

A Magical Location

Ballooning weaves its spell at Appleby Castle, Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6XH


Meet at dawn and inflate the balloon. Drift serenely over the Lake District. Take way too many pictures! Feel free and relaxed like never before... Experience the excitement of a balloon landing. Get collected by the ground crew and return to launch site.

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