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Scottish Borders Hot Air Balloon Flight

  • Enjoy the most tranquil form of travel
  • Uninterrupted spectacular views of the Scottish Borders
  • Spectators are welcome to wave you off

Upon arrival, you'll have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience by helping your pilot prepare the balloon for flight.

After this, it's time to...up up and away!

On-board this hot air balloon flight, you will have spectacular views from all angles of the basket.  You'll float over the historic and beautiful Scottish Borders, on this magical flight that will certainly be a trip to remember!

The route will take you over the Borders countryside, revealing its picturesque villages, forests and farmland.  Take in the breathtaking views of the Borders rich countryside as you go.


1 hour

Height Restriction

No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly


Maximum Weight

115 kg

Weather Dependent

Outdoor - Yes

Customer Guarantee

This product is covered by the Experee Guarantee and Cancellation Policy


This experience is not suitable for spectators

Animals Allowed

No Animals Allowed

Toilet facilities


Minimum Age


Important Information

- Gondola fits up to 8 passengers at one time.
- Customers are required to be able to climb into the basket (foot holes are provided) which is about 110 cms (44 inches) high.
- Customers should also be flexible enough to adopt a crouched position for faster landings (during which the basket may tip) and be able to safely absorb the bump of a landing which can sometimes be a little hefty.
- Customers are unable to fly if they are pregnant or have any significant ankle, knee, hip, back or bone weaknesses or a heart, nervous or mental condition.
- Children under the age of 16 yrs need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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About the provider

Alba Balloons, St Boswells

Buccleuch Arms Hotel,
St Boswells,
TD6 0EW,
United Kingdom

Alba Balloons has been in operation since 1994 and is run by trusted balloonist Pete Forester who has flown for over 18 years. They offer hot air balloon rides near Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh and its surrounding picturesque Lothian and Peeblesshire countryside, over the scenic area of Perth & Kinrosshire and Fife and additionally over the history laden Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders.
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