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Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall

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Kirkby Lonsdale sits on the northern tip of Bowland Forest which borders the spectacular Yorkshire Dales National Park, with views of Lancaster and Morecambe, the sky's the limit when flying in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
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| The Whoop Hall, Burrow with Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2GY, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with Chris and his team on Sunday last the 16th August. We originally were to fly from the Crook of Lune Lancaster, but that take off site was changed to Whoop Hall Kirkby Lonsdale. When we arrived at Whoop Hall,...More

2  Thank annemorleycam
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Don't bother unless you live near the departure destination and have a car. Also make sure you book the pm flight because the am flights doesn't give you enough time to call the flight line to confirm the flight location. We booked twice and once...More

4  Thank atkinsonkaty
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience from start to finish. After 5 failed attempt it finally went ahead and well worth the wait!! There was myself, father, sister& her boyfriend. Everything was fab; Setting the balloon up (with my sons, husband and mother watching and taking photos),...More

Thank joanne b
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Joanne, Thank you for your feedback. So happy to hear you had an amazing balloon flight with us, it sounds like it was the perfect day! We are glad that the previous weather cancellations had not dampened your spirits and you found the booking...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Had a balloon flight last night near Kirkby Lonsdale with pilot Chris and crew. It was a fantastic evening, great company and a brilliant experience. It was 7th time lucky due to cancellations because of the weather, but it was worth the wait.

Thank AndyWR
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi Andy, Thank you for your feedback. So happy you had a wonderful flight experience with us and the weather cancellations didn't stop you from enjoying it! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Flew yesterday after four failed attempts but absolutely worth the wait. Amazing experience with very competent and friendly staff, Chris Aindow the pilot and the ground crew who put everyone at ease. We enjoyed the whole experience from helping to get the balloon ready for...More

Thank simonhand2
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

I had to wait 2 years 6months with 17 cancelled bookings at various UK locations before we finally managed to get airborne. To be honest I'd started to think Virgin didn't actually have any real balloons and we could scarcely believe it when we phoned...More

Thank RP-HebdenBridge
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We were so lucky to have a really calm day and experienced pilot Chris Aindow and his wonderful team for our flight over Lake Windermere (with fabulous views towards Morecambe Bay and Coniston Old Man. This is an experience not to be missed and is...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent from start to finish. Chris and staff are friendly and professional making the day a memory of a lifetime. Great views and instructions. Worth every penny xx

Thank Sue1775
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Bought tickets for the balloon flight last year but our first booking was cancelled due to high winds. Success with the second booking and what a joy it was. As with anything dictated by the weather, just persevere until you get a flight. Checked on...More

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We received the experience as a wedding present and was lucky to go up on our first booking. We did originally book for Witherslack but the departure location was changed the night before which did cause some inconvenience as we didn't have a car so...More

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Don't bother unless you live near the departure destination and have a car. Also make sure you book the pm flight because the am flights doesn't give you enough time to call the flight line to confirm the flight location. We booked twice and once...More

4  Thank atkinsonkaty
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I booked a Virgin Balloon Flight for my wife's birthday which was in December last year. We tried to fly six times but each time the ride was cancelled due to the weather. As you can imagine we were quite disheartened. We were even tempted...More

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