Up, Up and Away for Bristol Balloon Fiesta
Bristol has always been famous for everything aeronautical – from Filton air field, which has been manufacturing airoplanes since 1910 to the production of the ‘Bristol Belle’, the first modern hot air balloon by the Bristol Gliding Club.
From the 8th – 11th August, Bristol hosts the 35th annual International Balloon Fiesta, an event like no other. There is something for everyone at this year’s Fiesta, from family attractions including aircraft parades, exit parachute display teams and the all-important Royal Air Force Red Arrows scoring the sky to awe inspiring evening nightglows, huge tethered balloons light up the sky amongst fireworks and music.
It’s all happening at Ashton Court Estate just west of Bristol city centre. With huge parking facilities and easy to follow signage as well as regular bus routes, attending this year’s festival will be easier than ever, but if your’re travelling a greater distance and a 6am breakfast with the balloons taking to the sky is your cup of tea then why not join us at Alveston House Hotel for Fiesta weekend! Just a 30 minute drive from the festival site you’ll be there to see over 150 hot air balloons take to the early morning skyline and back not much longer after the final puff of fireworks settles in the sky.
Telephone us now on 01454 415050 to reserve your special Fiesta weekend break at just £155.00 per room, per night. Our Fiesta Rate includes a delicious 3 course dinner each night, full English breakfast and Vat.