Balloon ride over BathView map
An ariel treat
or the most unique perspective on Bath’s incredible Georgian architecture a hot air balloon trip across the UNESCO Heritage City is a must.
As you help prepare the balloon for takeoff, you’ll learn just how it stays airborne, a reassuring tidbit of science if ever there was one. It means that the sight of the balloon slowly inflating will make a lot more sense, and give you that gentle push you need to climb into that flimsy looking basket and take to the skies.
True, heading upwards suspended in a basket beneath a helium filled balloon is still a strange old sensation, so expect a few butterflies as your brain comes to terms with that weird combination of adrenalin and bliss.
But you’ll soon forget this as you travel towards the clouds, and clock how different the landscape looks from the air, with Bath’s townhouses and ancient streets slowly shrinking, and the curve of the Royal Crescent fully revealed.
And when you finally touch down, you’ll have a glass of chilled champagne waiting for you to round off the perfect experience and ease you back into reality. And get rid of those butterflies once and for all, of course.
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