Balloon flights and Balloon Rides in Devon.
Devon is famous for cream-teas and clotted cream produced by the cattle fed on its lush leafy green rolling countryside. It shares with neighbouring Dorset the only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, the "Jurassic Coast" famed for its geological features.
The cathedral and university city of Exeter was created by the Romans over 2000 years ago and balloon rides in this part of North East Devon are provided by Virgin Balloon Flights.
They also fly from Tiverton with its castle, nestling on the southern edge of Exmoor National Park. A bustling market town, it stands at the confluence of the rivers Lowman and the Exe and is conveniently placed for balloon ride passengers coming from Barnstaple or Bideford.
The south western parts of Devon called the South Hams provide the opportunity of a balloon flight with splendid views of the granite slopes of the Dartmoor National Park, ancient woodlands, mystical stone circles, famous tors and castles along with far reaching views across Lyme Bay, Plymouth Sound and down into Cornwall.
Devon is a county located in the south-west of England known for its stunning coastline, picturesque villages, and rolling countryside.
Here are some popular things to do in Devon:
Visit the Dartmoor National Park – a beautiful park known for its wild landscapes, ancient monuments, and outdoor activities.
Explore the town of Exmouth – a picturesque town known for its beautiful beaches, charming streets, and the famous Exmouth Market.
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.
Visit the Plymouth Hoe – a beautiful park on the waterfront, offering great views of the coast and the famous Plymouth Sound.
Visit the Buckland Abbey – a former Cistercian monastery and home of Sir Francis Drake, now a National Trust property with beautiful gardens and a museum.
Explore the historic market town of Totnes – known for its charming streets, historic buildings, and the annual Totnes Elizabethan Market.
Visit the Paignton Zoo Environmental Park – a zoo that features a wide variety of animals from around the world, and offers conservation and education programs.
Visit the Tarka Trail - a 180-mile long-distance footpath that follows the Tarka River and offers great walking and cycling opportunities.
Visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery – a museum that tells the story of the history, art, and culture of the city of Exeter and its people.
Attend to one of the many events and festivals that take place throughout the year in Devon such as the Devon County Show, the Dartmouth Royal Regatta, and the Teignmouth Folk Festival.
These are just a few of the many things to do in Devon. There are many more activities, events, and attractions to explore, depending on your interests.