Between Thursday 9th and Sunday 12th August 2018 one of the most spectacular events of the year arrives in Bristol – The Balloon Fiesta! Bristol hosts Europe’s largest annual gathering of hot air balloons which have traveled from all across the world! The celebration is free for everyone and is held at Ashton Court Estate; however you can view the balloons from anywhere high up in Bristol. There are trade stands, fairground rides, entertainment and other events coinciding with the main event over the four days. Hotels are quickly booked up for the fiesta as people travel from far and wide to spend the weekend in Bristol. At Air360 we provide visitors with independent Airbnb accommodation which is suitable for those who prefer a self catering option or if they have larger families.
Good spots to view the Balloon Fiesta:
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Will's is located right in the heart of Clifton Village. If you walk about 5 minutes up the hill you arrive at the suspension bridge where there is a nice spot to sit and view the balloons from up high. If you have the stamina The Observatory is a little higher up the hill where you can see the gorge in all it’s glory with the balloons flying through it.
Martin’s place is located opposite Clifton on the Harbourside. However it’s the perfect spot to see the balloons rising above the colorful houses of Clifton Wood.
Jane’s beautiful apartment has a small terrace overlooking the stunning harbourside – your own perfect little private spot to watch the balloons go by.
John’s place is located just at the bottom of Brandon Hill. Cabot Tower at the top of Brandon Hill is one of the highest viewing places in Bristol. The surrounding park has plenty of space for people to view the balloons and have a picnic.