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Alba Ballooning

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Address: 5 Primrose Gardens | Carrington, Gorebridge EH23 4LP, Scotland
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It has to be one of the best things we have done, just to be up flying with the birds was mesmerising

Meeting point was easy to locate, driver turns up with balloon basket on trailer so no chance of missing him. Jump in the land rover and its a quick trip to a nearby field... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruth E
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Meeting point was easy to locate, driver turns up with balloon basket on trailer so no chance of missing him. Jump in the land rover and its a quick trip to a nearby field depending on wind direction, it was great fun learning and helping out with the inflation very good instructions from Pete our pilot. Then the fun begins... More 

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Thank Ruth E
AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this review

Thank you Ruth for taking the time and thought in your kind review. It was indeed a lovely flight over Peeblesshire and into Midlothian with a landing at my favourite farmer's farm; he's always so supportive of our ballooning endeavours and we're assured of that friendly reception which finished a perfect evening. Best wishes. Pete. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are considering flying in a hot air balloon, do it! If you have decided to fly in one, do it with Alba Ballooning! From start to finish we were treated with the utmost courtesy and care. We were given clear and friendly instructions, both as to how best to help unpack and spread the balloon before it was... More 

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Thank Nutmeg27
AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this review

Many thanks for that lovely and informative review and taking the time to write it. Glad that you enjoyed the balloon flight experience, and all the bits associated with it too! Best wishes. Pete and the team! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I was given this flight as a birthday present and we were fortunate to fly on our first attempt and also extremely lucky with the weather. It was a beautiful evening and we experienced a fantastic sunset over Perthshire. Our trusty pilot made us all feel completely at ease and we had total confidence in his flying ability. It was... More 

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AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, a balloon flight along the river Earn in Perthshire is quite special and we had perfect conditions to enjoy it. The sunset was an added bonus! Best wishes. Pete and the team. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I was bought the balloon flight as a Birthday present and although our first attempt was cancelled, I was extremely lucky to get my 2nd booking. We couldn't have picked a better day, clear skies, sunshine and low wind. Our pilot, Peter was extremely helpful, Knowledgeable and we participated in the unpacking, inflating and then packing away of this massive... More 

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Thank Stewadvisor
AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience from last Saturday morning's lovely flight along the Tweed valley to Kelso. Fantastic weather, views and an exciting quick'ish landing in a big empty field to finish off the adventure with! Best wishes. Pete More 

Nottingham
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I purchased this for my husband (Christmas 2014). Its taken about 9 attempts to get into the air, but it was definitely worth it. The experience is amazing and my husband was very happy with his present. After one year of trying to fly, the company extended the voucher by a further year. This is clearly a company with good... More 

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Thank Mippy05
AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this review

Thank you for that lovely positive review from Friday's evening flight. So pleased you persevered with your chosen location (despite its challenging weather conditions the past 2 years!) and were so suitably rewarded! Best wishes. Pete. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Just wanted to register our total satisfaction about our balloon trip last Wednesday morning and thank Peter and Andrew for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm. Eight of us floated over Peebleshire for an hour and everyone had a wonderful time as we flitted in and out of the clouds on our way north-westwards from West Linton. Peter was the... More 

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AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this review

Thank you Chris for that lovely, passionate and eloquent review of our flight. Certainly, when the weather suits, ballooning in Scotland is a wonderfully rewarding experience. All the best. Pete More 

Glasgow
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This was only our second attempt to get up up and away (the weather has to be perfect) and it was an understatement to say it was worth the 4.30am trip from Glasgow to the meeting point at the ski centre outside Edinburgh. The group is able to help set up (then pack up) the balloon which just adds to... More 

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AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this review

Thank you Lorna for sharing that lovely review. Very pleased that you found the early rise so worthwhile! Best wishes. Pete More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This was an amazing experience. It was an early morning flight but well worth it. Everyone is involved in putting the balloon up and once you are up in the sky, the views were magnificent, so clear! Our onboard host Pete was an excellent tour guide. I will always remember my 50th Birthday. Rosanne

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AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this review

Rosanne. So pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Peeblesshire is particularly lush and green at the moment and we did have some lovely views, for sure. Mnay thanks for your kind comments. Pete More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I have always wanted to go on a balloon ride and after my experience on this trip I am truly hooked. What an amazing night. The experience is one that i will never forget.

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Thank Ian K
AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this review

Thank you Ian for writing that review. Great to hear your glowing comments. Best wishes. Pete. More 

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Our first Alba Ballooning flight was at Kinross a few years ago and was a wonderful, memorable experience. Having the opportunity to do it again we opted for a Lothians flight.We were involved in the adventure right from the start and helping with getting the balloon ready was optional, but who could resist playing a part?!! It was fun. To... More 

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Thank Elizabeth B
AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this review

Thank you Elizabeth for that lovely review. We're having some lovely weather at the moment and so glad you benefited from that with the great views we got. Maybe see you again on a Scottish Borders flight one day and then you'll have done the 'triple'! More 

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