Appleby Castle 7 Day Anytime Balloon Flight

Expansive views and a sense of freedom awaits as you drift high over Cumbria, the Pennines, Lake District and a tapestry of English countryside!

Balloon Rides from Appleby Castle

champagne weekday anytime hot air balloon ride

Dramatic. Historic. Epic. And simply unforgettable…

Sat at the feet of the mighty Pennines, Appleby-in-Westmoreland has a postcard perfect location, surrounding by a patchwork of fields, paddocks, quaint villages and rambling streams and rivers. And sat atop the lovely town is its focal point, Appleby Castle – once the Cumbrian residence of Lady Anne Clifford and now the launch site for a perfect northern England balloon ride.

With the breeze as your guide you will float effortlessly overhead, taking in the breathtaking scale of the majestic Pennines from a whole new perspective. Their rugged beauty and windswept aura are captivating, as are the shimmering waters and jagged fells of the Lake District, of which epic views open up before you in the opposite direction.

Your ballooning adventure will include being invited to assist in the inflating of the balloon, almost an hour of flying time, during which a sense of freedom and wonder embrace you, followed by a champagne toast on landing and transportation back to Appleby Castle. There, depending on what time you choose to fly, you can indulge in a delicious afternoon tea before or after your flight and explore the lovely setting. And a truly incredible setting it is, for a truly incredible balloon ride that will create memories that last a lifetime.




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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