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Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall

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Witherslack (Graythwaite launch site)

We were so lucky to have a really calm day and experienced pilot Chris Aindow and his wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Diane D
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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Excellent from start to finish. Chris and staff are friendly and professional making the day a... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
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Kirkby Lonsdale sits on the northern tip of Bowland Forest which borders the spectacular Yorkshire Dales National Park, with views of Lancaster and Morecambe, the sky's the limit when flying in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
| The Whoop Hall, Burrow with Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2GY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so lucky to have a really calm day and experienced pilot Chris Aindow and his wonderful team for our flight over Lake Windermere (with fabulous views towards Morecambe Bay and Coniston Old Man. This is an experience not to be missed and is...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent from start to finish. Chris and staff are friendly and professional making the day a memory of a lifetime. Great views and instructions. Worth every penny xx

Thank Sue1775
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Bought tickets for the balloon flight last year but our first booking was cancelled due to high winds. Success with the second booking and what a joy it was. As with anything dictated by the weather, just persevere until you get a flight. Checked on...More

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We received the experience as a wedding present and was lucky to go up on our first booking. We did originally book for Witherslack but the departure location was changed the night before which did cause some inconvenience as we didn't have a car so...More

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Don't bother unless you live near the departure destination and have a car. Also make sure you book the pm flight because the am flights doesn't give you enough time to call the flight line to confirm the flight location. We booked twice and once...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

I booked a Virgin Balloon Flight for my wife's birthday which was in December last year. We tried to fly six times but each time the ride was cancelled due to the weather. As you can imagine we were quite disheartened. We were even tempted...More

Thank MarkAlexander2
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We only booked two weeks before and it was a wonderful flight, smooth take off, gentle landing, great pilot and ground crew, good company, perfect weather and the views were indescribable! We had the opportunity to buy photos, videos taken before, during and after the...More

Thank JossTom A
Reviewed 18 September 2016

It took us 20 months to do it but it was great.(Bad weather conditions caused us lots of cancellations) . We had a great afternoon and ended with a champagne sundowner. Lovely. Lovely pilot Chris Aindow.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I saved up and booked the tickets using my Tesco Club Card - and had the vouchers (7day anytime - so inclusive of certificate and champagne) and was able to book our flight all within the space of 2 weeks. We flew from near Whoop...More

Thank belld271
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

First time we've done the ride with Virgin after doing one in Dubai and it didn't disappoint! Tried for 4 1/2 years to book lol, wife pregnant then weather conditions. Due to my work I can only do specific last minute bookings and when cancelled...More

Thank TheTraveller147
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