Virgin Balloon Flights
Published: Wednesday 15th Dec 2010
Written by: Suffolk Secrets Team
Virgin Balloon Flight offer fantastic views of Suffolk's countryside and coast - and what's more all the launch sites are within a short drive of our Suffolk cottages!
From Diss you can experience hot air balloon rides over the Norfolk and Suffolk countryside - offering views of the beautiful lakes, rivers and windmills of The Broads or even the rare cattle and Punch horses of Suffolk instead!
To the west of Ipswich another launch site is situated in the headquarters of international horse racing, with both Newmarket and Stowmarket a short distance away from the Elmsett Aerodrome. To the south is also the beautiful country setting for much of the works of Gainsborough and Constable set amongst picturesque English villages. Just to the north of Ipswich is the launch site of the Fynn Valley Golf Club. Over Ipswich keep a look out for Christchurch Mansion, a stately home that contains a large collection of Gainsborough and Constable's works, and Ipswich Town's Portman Road Stadium.
After the flight enjoy a round of golf or perhaps a drink in the clubhouse bar? Finally, experience a balloon flight in the heart of rural Suffolk from the historic town of Stowmarket. This flight gives you the unique ability to see the many historic buildings and surrounding villages of this beautiful area of the county.
After Stowmarket you may drift towards Bury St Edmunds to the west or the beautiful Suffolk Coast and Heaths to the east - whichever way you go, this is a Suffolk adventure you won't forget!