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Virgin Balloon Flights - Bakewell

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Address: | Bakewell Showground, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1AQ, England
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A balloon ride over Bakewell will offer you the perfect panoramic views of...

A balloon ride over Bakewell will offer you the perfect panoramic views of the beautiful Peak District. You will be able to follow the paths of the River Derwent and the River Wye which wind their way through the Derbyshire countryside, ensuring the idyllic balloon ride with a superb taster of the Derbyshire scenery.

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fight from witchurch last friday

OUr ballon flight was wonderfull what an experiance would definatly do it again only thing was disappointed with is we didnt get the certificate at the end like we were suppose to

Reviewed 27 October 2016
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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Staffordshire
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Well after 12 months of trying to book our #balloon flight - it was booked, on my calendar for tomorrow. With all the #stress and #disruption the last few weeks have brought - I had put the wrong date down! It should have been today! The weather was awful this morning, extremely cold and freezing and guess what - the... More 

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2 Thank Ann_and_Paul2006
Ruthin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

OUr ballon flight was wonderfull what an experiance would definatly do it again only thing was disappointed with is we didnt get the certificate at the end like we were suppose to

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Thank debo154
Hertford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

....they still cancelled the am flight. I have the met office reports and we actually went out walking near Bakewell (we live 10 mins away). The weather was glorious and there was no wind at 1500 ft. Just seen that the pm flight is cancelled because of rain. No sign of any rain on any of the forecasts I've seen.... More 

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1 Thank Steve B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Absolutely shocking service, booked on several balloon flights which were all subsequently cancelled due to the weather. I paid extra to have the tickets extended for 6 months and change to include weekends but the tickets have now expired without actually having the experience. Virgin will not extend the tickets now but will give me a reduced price for new... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Please beware of a cancellation fee with Virgin when you ant to cancel. We purchased two tickets in June 2014, and after the flight being cancelled 7 times due to the weather( nobodies fault!), and days lost at work. My husband and I decided to ask for our money back. We contacted Virgin and they said there will be a... More 

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Thank Yvonne D
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Poor Poor Poor We tried unsuccessfully on numerous occassions but the company kept cancelling due to weather conditions on glorious sunny days. For 2, yes 2 year they failed to fly. The flight line was not up to date as stated and on one occasion we had to travel to the launch site and when we got there they couldn't... More 

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3 Thank Kenneth D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely time i was brought this as a gift from my partner for my 30th bday, from speaking to other people we were very lucky with the weather as ppl had previously been cancelled up to 8 times. But annoying you have to ring on day to ensure it goes ahead and only then get given location. Overall... More 

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Thank AnneMarie90
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We bought vouchers last year in July 2015 for my husband birthday. After that when they took money - you can forget about flight forever. There are long waiting list average 2 months to have a place than finally!!!! if you are lucky enough to get it -- before the flight at 11 pm every time you will get cancellation... More 

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2 Thank NataliaSTR
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I would strongly encourage anyone who wants to actually fly in a hot air balloon: DO NOT BOOK WITH VIRGIN! We booked and rebooked flights a total of six times over two summer seasons. Each of these bookings required co-ordinating time off work between a group of us, then waiting around on the day to hear whether the flight would... More 

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2 Thank SeeThePurpleSky
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Short and sweet. Don't book with virgin balloon fights if you want to go in a hot air balloon. I have had 6 cancelled fights and now there telling me my vouchers have been voided and that if I want to fly i'll have to £80 per person. Terrible terrible customer service. Be prepared to waste a lot of petrol... More 

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