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Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall

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Had a balloon flight last night near Kirkby Lonsdale with pilot Chris and crew. It was a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Virgin Balloon Ride, Kirkby Lonsdale Whoop Hall

Flew yesterday after four failed attempts but absolutely worth the wait. Amazing experience with... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1952 212750
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a balloon flight last night near Kirkby Lonsdale with pilot Chris and crew. It was a fantastic evening, great company and a brilliant experience. It was 7th time lucky due to cancellations because of the weather, but it was worth the wait.

Thank AndyWR
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andy, Thank you for your feedback. So happy you had a wonderful flight experience with us and the weather cancellations didn't stop you from enjoying it! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Flew yesterday after four failed attempts but absolutely worth the wait. Amazing experience with very competent and friendly staff, Chris Aindow the pilot and the ground crew who put everyone at ease. We enjoyed the whole experience from helping to get the balloon ready for...More

Thank simonhand2
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

I had to wait 2 years 6months with 17 cancelled bookings at various UK locations before we finally managed to get airborne. To be honest I'd started to think Virgin didn't actually have any real balloons and we could scarcely believe it when we phoned...More

Thank RP-HebdenBridge
Reviewed 23 June 2018

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

Thank Diane D
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

4  Thank atkinsonkaty
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
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