Appleby Castle Weekday Anytime Balloon Flight

Let stunning views of the Lake District, the Pennines and the patchwork countryside of Appleby-in-Westmorland come to you as you balloon gracefully overhead!

Balloon Flight over Appleby Castle

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Dramatic. Historic. Stunning. And simply unforgettable…

Appleby Castle, the historic Cumbrian residence of Lady Anne Clifford and now home to one of the UK’s truly great balloon rides! A ballooning adventure you can choose to have as the morning sun rises or the evening one begins to cast changing hues over the landscapes. Both options are simply magical.

As your basket climbs higher, suspended under your glorious red balloon, so the scale of the beauty of this part of Cumbria unfolds before you. To one side the majesty of the Pennines, a rugged, windswept natural backbone that separates northern England into two halves. To the other the brooding fells and shimmering waters of the Lake District. Between them lies a patchwork of quintessential villages, winding rivers, lush green pastures and dark thickets of trees that combine to weave the perfect visual tapestry.

For best part of an hour you will experience a sense of freedom, calm and escapism. The views will captivate you and the beauty of the region will remain with you. Upon landing your ground crew will collect you and return you to Appleby Castle. Here, you can marvel at the man made splendour of the 12th century architecture, enjoy a very civilised afternoon tea, or wander down into Appleby-in-Westmoreland to explore the shops, pubs and riverbank of this gorgeous little town.




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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