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Balloon Rides in Cornwall

Hot Air Balloon Rides from Cornwall

Hot air balloon Flights over Cornwall are a unique experience. After all, how many places can you fly and see the sea to the left and the right? But this is often the case as you view the rugged coastline and the moors that make up this most westward county of the south of England. One third of the county is classified as areas of outstanding national beauty and historical and natural sites abound, making any balloon flights here special.

Flying from take off points near Launceston with its Castle and Priory Virgin Balloon Flights can provide balloon rides throughout the ballooning season from March to October.

Bodmin was the capital of Cornwall and the unspoilt moorland and granite tors laid with prehistoric and medieval past remains have been the inspiration for many writers and poets over the ages.

Cornwall is a county located in the south-west of England known for its stunning coastline, picturesque villages, and unique culture.

Here are some popular things to do in Cornwall:

  1. Visit the Eden Project – a unique environmental attraction featuring a collection of biomes housing plants from around the world.

  2. Explore the town of St Ives – a picturesque town known for its charming streets, beautiful beaches, and thriving arts scene.

  3. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path – a 630-mile long-distance footpath that offers some of the most spectacular coastal views in the country.

  4. Visit the St Michael's Mount – an island castle connected to the mainland by a causeway, offering great views of the surrounding area and access to the island's gardens and castle.

  5. Visit the Tintagel Castle – a ruined castle on the coast, said to be the birthplace of King Arthur and offering great views of the coast.

  6. Explore the town of Penzance – a historic town known for its charming streets, beautiful coastal views, and the famous open-air Minack Theater.

  7. Visit the Land's End – the most westerly point of mainland England and a popular spot for tourists, offering great views of the coast and the nearby Longships Lighthouse.

  8. Visit the St Austell Brewery Visitor Center – a brewery that has been brewing beer since 1851 and offers tours, tastings, and a shop.

  9. Visit the Lizard Point - The most southerly point of mainland Britain and offers great coastal walks, bird-watching opportunities and a lighthouse.

  10. Attend to one of the many events and festivals that take place throughout the year in Cornwall such as the Royal Cornwall Show, the Falmouth Oyster Festival, and the Boardmasters surf and music festival.

These are just a few of the many things to do in Cornwall. There are many more activities, events, and attractions to explore, depending on your interests.