Virgin Balloon Flights - Shieldhill Castle, Nr Biggar and Lanark

Virgin Balloon Flights - Shieldhill Castle, Nr Biggar and Lanark

Virgin Balloon Flights - Shieldhill Castle, Nr Biggar and Lanark
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Between Edinburgh and Glasgow sits the beautiful Shieldhill Castle. Flyers can see views of the Moat Park Heritage Centre Biggar Park Garden and Lamington Chapel. Whichever way the wind blows, you'll be sure to have an enchanting journey, viewing the beautiful Scottish landscape from a unique perspective.
Biggar, Scotland

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gerryscot
Livingston, UK10 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Shieldhill Castle is a lovely venue to start the balloon journey. There is a bit of work to do at the start as everyone helps to inflate the balloon, but once you are up in the air it is a peaceful glide over some pretty countryside. There are lovely views over the surrounding hills, and the only disturbance is the occasional roar of the burners as the pilot controls the height. Be prepared for a bumpy landing! There is then more work to fold up the balloon and in our case a bit of a walk to our pick-up point. The glass of champagne was very welcome! Overall a unique experience.
Written June 21, 2022
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Hi Gerry, Thank you for letting us know you had a fantastic flight! Kind Regards, Virgin Balloon Flights
Written June 29, 2022
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Wattie E
Glasgow, UK34 contributions
Sep 2015
This was best experience I have had so far,the crew were marvellous & informative & funny with it! Great job guys keep it going.
Written September 21, 2015
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rosecapstick
Manchester, UK62 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Had my balloon ride this morning and all I can say is “wow”!! Got this as a gift for my 30th and as far as experiences go this is definitely up there with the best! I loved every minute. The views were spectacular and the ride itself was so smooth it doesn’t even feel like you’re in the air! Our pilot “woody” was fab! So friendly and gave us a safe and enjoyable morning! We got to help inflate the balloon which was fun. I’ve heard the rides can be hard to book and get cancelled frequently but we were fortunate enough to fly on our first booking!
Written June 22, 2019
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Hi rosecapstick, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful balloon ride with Woody! It sounds like it was a great morning. Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team
Written June 27, 2019
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usmcvet594
1 contribution
May 2019 • Couples
As beautiful as Scotland is from the ground, it is a thousand times more amazing from a balloon. William Wood (Woody) and his crew made this entire event effortless and enjoyable. The views were stunning. We took this flight to celebrate our 35th anniversary. If your looking for a special treat for someone (or yourself!) this should be #1 on your list. Nobody ever had to say "smile" for picture taking - no one on the flight could stop smiling the entire time!
Written May 16, 2019
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Hi usmcvet594, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you had an amazing time flying over Scotland with Woody, I bet the views were stunning! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team
Written June 19, 2019
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Jim P
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Scottish weather finally gave us a window and we lifted off from Biggar smoothly and gently drifted over South Lanarkshire 'following the meandering river Clyde over herds of fascinated cows and sheep and green fields ,woods where deer could be seen.
Touch down was interesting gentle landing ended on our side but perfectly safe, a good laugh!
All in all a great experience.
Written May 1, 2019
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Hi JimP1787, Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like you had a wonderful hot air balloon ride! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team
Written May 3, 2019
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Lynsey C
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Excellent flight couldnt reccomend enough, very smooth from start to finish. Helpful crew and woodie done a marvelous job in guiding us in our balloon. Very peaceful experience
Written April 30, 2019
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Hi LynseyC171, Thank you for your feedback. Great to hear you had a wonderful balloon ride with us! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team
Written May 3, 2019
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gill593
Tranent2 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Amazing from start to finish. Would highly recommend. Might take a bit of time to get a date to fly but well worth the wait.
Written October 18, 2018
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Hi Gill Thank you for your feedback. So glad you had a fantastic balloon ride with us! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team
Written October 23, 2018
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postle63
Alloway, UK12 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
So well looked after. Despite uncertain weather we had a fantastic evening. Would definitely do again!!
Written May 4, 2017
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Hi Postle63 We're with you on the best way to travel being by hot air balloon! (As long as your destination doesn't have to be too specific.) Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review and we look forward to having you fly with us again one day. Kind Regards The Virgin Balloon Flights Team
Written May 8, 2017
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debbie a
Glasgow, UK39 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Absolutely spectacular would give 10 stars if rating allowed it thanks to Chris and martin for a trip of a life time keep up the good work
Written September 9, 2015
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Hi there, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review. Glad you had a great time in the skies. I will pass on your praise to our pilot and crew. Hope to see you on another airborne adventure one day. Thank you again, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team.
Written September 17, 2015
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hoghawk
edinburgh38 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
this was a fantastic experience the weather was perfect and Chris Jono and malcom were fantastic they kept u informed about what was happening Chris had a running commentery on were we were ect but would definitely recommend this
Written August 22, 2015
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Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. So glad you had a brilliant time in the skies. I will pass on your praise to our pilot and crew. You know where we are if you'd like to book another airborne adventure. Thank you again, The Virgin Balloon Flights
Written September 17, 2015
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