5 Facts About Somerset

Here's a couple interest facts about Somerset in the West Country.
  • Cheddar Gorge is the largest Gorge in Britain and stands at 500ft.
  • Cheddar Cheese was discovered in Somerset over 800 years ago.
  • Glastonbury is found in Somerset. Not only is the world famous festival found here but a road on the outskirts dates back to around 4000 BC and is the oldest man made road in the world.
  • On land mass Somerset is England's seventh largest county however by population it's only the 22nd biggest! The county has under half a million citizens residing there.
  • Somerset has 400 'official' villages.
With such a large land mass and lack of towns the county of Somerset is perfect for a balloon ride offering views of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, South Wales, Bristol and Wiltshire. I you fancy a balloon ride contact us today by clicking on the sidebar button which takes you to our balloon ride shop where you can purchase balloon flights over Somerset.

Hot air ballooning jobs

Just a heads up for anyone out there who's wanting a job in the aviation and hot air ballooning industry.
Hot air balloon rides operator, Aerosaurus Balloons Ltd, have just posted jobs up on their website. They're looking for part time ground crew and a hot air balloon pilot to join their team.

If you're interested, please visit their job vacancies page.

Why have a Balloon Ride over Somerset? Where is it?

Somerset, pronounced Sama-set, is a county in the South West of England. It's county town is Taunton, which is located to the South of the County.

Somerset borders itself with the counties of Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Devon and is a rural area with rolling hills and lovely countryside.

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It's hills are second to none and the most famous areas are the Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park and the Mendip Hills. As for flat plains, it has the Somerset Levels, which date back to the Roman and Saxon periods.

In Somerset the main business is agriculture. For farming it's particually good at sheep and cattle, producing world famous cheeses and wool. Not to mention it's willow industry, which is heavily used for hot air ballooning.

Hot air balloons use willow to be turned into wicker, which makes our balloon baskets. Three of our balloon baskets were manufactured using Somerset willow, in Somerset. So when choosing a balloon ride operator, make sure they're helping the local community, like us!

Balloon Rides over Taunton

Ever fancied a balloon ride over Taunton? Taunton is a lovely town, just of the M5, found in Somerset. Just south of Bristol.

For over 10 years our pilots have been flying this superb area and enjoying the scenary around Wiveliscombe, Ilminster and the Quantocks area. Allowing their hot air balloons to glide them around the border to Devon, whilst their passengers have a traditional champagne toast amongst themselves enjoying Somerset from a 1000ft.

So why not enroll in this experience today? Why not dare to dream? A Hot Air Balloon Ride Voucher is a perfect gift for anyone and they can use it to fly anywhere in the South West of England, including a Somerset balloon ride.