A picturesque location on the Dorset and Somerset border set amongst lush green valleys and wooded hills. The town was founded by the Saxons, with a wealth of history still apparent today along with independent shops selling antiques and fine art, which the town is well known for. With a flight from Sherborne you can see many medieval buildings still standing in the town, along with the Abbey, the famous historic Sherborne Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh and views of unspoilt heathland, the river Store and the Blackmore Vale. Balloon rides in Sherborne, Dorset, meet at The Folke Golf Centre.
Shaftesbury / Gillingham:
This is one of England’s oldest and highest towns with a history dating back to medieval times and a wealth of tradition. The town was much loved by Thomas Hardy and is used in some of his novels. A balloon ride in Shaftesbury can include views of the towns famous steep cobbled Gold Hill used in the Hovis bread advertisements, rolling countryside, the breath-taking views of the Blackmore Vale, the Fovant badges and across to the West Wiltshire Downs. Our balloon rides from Shaftesbury / Gillingtham meet at The Udder Farm Shop. Balloon Flights from the Sherborne / Shaftesbury / Gillingham areas frequently provide views as far away as Weston Super Mare and The Severn Bridge to the north, Poole and Bournemouth to the southeast and Chesil Beach and Lyme Bay to the south.
Address: Aerosaurus Balloons, 44 Ham Green, North Somerset, BS20 0HA
Contact: 01404 823102