Wales - so full of promises why not come and fly the Celtic Trail, over the historic archaeological remains of Offa's Dyke, built to mark the boundary to his Kingdom by the powerful King Offa of Mercia in the 8th century. Drift over the ancient castles and take in the panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
This is one of Clive’s favourite places to fly and when you take off you will see why! What a way to see the Wye Valley and Vale of Usk, which boasts truly magnificent scenery and a wealth of historic treasures you may be able to see such gems as the world famous Tintern Abbey and old historic castles.
How does one begin to describe the handsome majesty that is Raglan Castle? Sailing into the air from Raglan Castle, which stands proudly in the welsh countryside, it’s impossible not to be swept up in its magnificence. Raglan, with its great multi-angular towers and Tudor-styling, is unlike any other castle in Wales. The wonderful thing about Raglan is that there are so many parts of the castle retaining detail and beauty why not appreciate the magnificence of this great castle from the air, come flying with Bailey Balloons in one of our hot air balloon flights. With the wind as your guide, you will be guaranteed to see many other wonderful sights.
Nestling amongst the gentler Monmouthshire hills, along the banks of the river Usk, this town has many historic features including a ruined castle dating back to Norman times. Many of its narrow streets have cobbled pavements and a varied array of buildings, some dating back to the seventeenth century. Popular with tourists, the town has a large number of delightful pubs, hotels and restaurants all offering a wide range of cuisine to suit every taste.
Your balloon ride in Monmouthshire, South Wales will allow you to take in the areas rich and colourful history, characterised by more castles per square mile than probably anywhere else in Britain. Set in the heart of the Wye Valley, Monmouth is a Welsh border market town situated at the confluence of the rivers Wye, Monnow and Trothy. Officially designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, Monmouth's Roman and Medieval beginnings, Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards provide the perfect backdrop for a balloon flight. On a champagne balloon ride over Monmouth you can relax and allow yourself to be blown gently across the rolling patchwork of countryside.
Throw in the impressively large village green and the chance to fly, walk, climb and paddle your way around the surrounding hills and the rivers and you've got the makings of the complete break from the rigours of city life in a small country town with a big country attitude.
A champagne flight from Abergavenny will see you admiring the glorious Brecon Beacons to the west, the Black Mountains to the eastern end of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Not forgetting the enchanting Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the east. Why not take advantage of a balloons perspective and view Abergavenny, the stunning gateway to South Wales, from the air in our hot air balloon and take in the beauty of the surrounding countryside.
Other places of beauty include Llandegfedd Reservoir, White Castle, the famous town of Hay-on-Wye with its bookshops and the beautiful Blorenge and Sugar Loaf Mountains close to the old market town of Abergavenny.
Our main meeting point in South Wales, from here we will either fly the balloon from the local village hall grounds, or transport you by road to one of our other beautifully scenic launch sites. Once airborne you will be able to appreciate the rolling patchwork of countryside, which is filled with villages, farms and local wildlife. You will be surprised how much natural beauty can be viewed from a hot air balloon, see the deer, fox, and rabbits running through the farmers fields. You may even spot a pheasant or two.
Make a weekend out of your balloon flight, from sea to mountains, explore Wales’ southern coastline of dramatic cliffs and sandy coves, before climbing to the wild moorland beauty of the Brecon Beacons. Admire some of the cascading waterfalls - all the better in wet weather! Have the chance to see Carreg Cennan, an impregnable castle perched on a precipitous crag, with spectacular views of the National Park and a dramatic cliff-face passageway. Or experience the Rhondda Valley - an evocative place name in Wales’ coal-mining history.
These are just some of the castles in Wales that you may catch a glimpse of whilst peering over the sides of the basket…..
Abergavenny Castle, Caerphilly Castle, Caldicot Castle, Cardiff Castle, Chepstow Castle, Crickhowell Castle, Grosmont Castle, Llantilio Castle, Newport Castle, Penhow Castle, Raglan Castle, Skenfrith Castle, Usk Castle and White Castle.
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