Hot Air Balloon Flights in Worcestershire from Worcester and Evesham
Set in The Midlands, the county of Worcestershire makes a fascinating destination for a balloon ride. Worcester Race Course is a popular take off site for hot air balloon rides in Worcestershire. Located on the banks of the River Severn it has been used for horse racing since 1718. Rising up from the racecourse you are treated to wonderful views of the twelfth century old Cathedral, the county cricket ground, as well as the ancient and beautiful spires of the old city. To the south west of the city is the site of the Battle of Worcester. Here in 1651 Charles II was defeated in his effort to regain the throne before fleeing to France. Further by a few miles is the eight mile long ridge of the Malvern Hills rising majestically in the distance. The agriculture in the county varies from orchards to dairy farms, from sheep to fields of wheat; it really is a most varied and traditional landscape, representing an age old English countryside. For balloon flights from Worcester contact Virgin Balloon Flights, who fly from Worcester regularly during the ballooning season.
To the south of the county is Evesham nestling on the northern edge of the rolling Cotswold Hills and another Virgin Balloon Flights launch site.
The old market town is at the heart of the famous horticultural Vale of Evesham - the fruit and vegetable basket of England, a rural landscape and beautifully captured from the air on a balloon ride. Starting at Evesham is the Blossom Trail which threads itself through scenic, historic villages, including Fladbury, The Lenches and around the impressive Bredon Hill, close to Elmley Castle.
To the north of the county, the world's oldest hill climb at Shelsley Walsh is yet another balloon ride launch site from Virgin Balloon Flights.
Here are some things to do in Worcestershire, UK:
Visit Worcester Cathedral: This medieval cathedral is known for its impressive architecture and history, including the tomb of King John.
Visit the Elgar Birthplace Museum: This museum in Worcester celebrates the life and work of the famous composer Edward Elgar, who was born in the city.
Visit the West Midland Safari Park: This safari park in Bewdley offers a variety of animals and attractions, including a safari drive-through, a theme park, and a zoo.
Visit the Hanbury Hall: This stately home in Droitwich Spa is open to the public and features beautiful gardens and historic interiors.
Visit the Malvern Hills: These hills offer a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, and rock climbing, as well as beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
Visit the Severn Valley Railway: This heritage railway runs along the Severn Valley and offers train rides, events, and attractions.
Visit the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum: This museum in Worcester offers a variety of exhibitions and events, including art, history, and archaeology.
Visit the Croome Court: This stately home in Worcestershire open to the public, and it's a great example of 18th-century architecture and landscaping.
Visit the Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum: This museum in Worcester tells the story of the famous porcelain company and has a variety of pieces on display.
Visit the Chateau Impney: This French-style chateau in Droitwich Spa is open to the public and features exhibitions, events, and a hotel.