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Virgin Balloon Flights - Telford (near Ironbridge Gorge)

Great Hay Drive | Great Hay Drive, Sutton Heights, Telford TF7 4DT, England
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Virgin Balloon - stay away, it's a con!

We tried for 6 years to get on flights, but they were always cancelled due to weather. We have now... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2015
Cambridgelink
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Bedford, England
Balloon flight

My Darling Wife bought me a balloon flight for my 40th Birthday. Amazing experience. I am scared of... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2015
baggins20050
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Telford, United Kingdom
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To enjoy a unique view of the birth place of industry and the rolling Shropshire countryside, then a flight from our Telford launch site is perfect for you. With views of the famous Ironbridge and the Wrekin, it gives the balloonist a first-class area to explore and it will leave you with everlasting memories.
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  • Terrible25%
7 Sep 2015
“Virgin Balloon - stay away, it's a con!”
25 Aug 2015
“Balloon flight”
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Great Hay Drive | Great Hay Drive, Sutton Heights, Telford TF7 4DT, England
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

We tried for 6 years to get on flights, but they were always cancelled due to weather. We have now given up and who knows how many years it will take for a refund.... Very unhelpful staff, you still have to pay an admin fee,...More

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VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Telford (near Ironbridge Gorge), responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Most of our vouchers are non-refundable and this is stated on our website. Hot air ballooning is a weather dependent activity and we must put passenger safety first. After each weather cancellation...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

My Darling Wife bought me a balloon flight for my 40th Birthday. Amazing experience. I am scared of heights but this was so relaxing and I could look out of the basket without fear. Everyone must do this in their lifetime. My only complaint was...More

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VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Telford (near Ironbridge Gorge), responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

Hi there, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your experience in the skies :) I will look into the Champagne toast for you, as this is something we offer after every flight and is not something you should have missed out...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

After 2 cancellations we finally got into the air! We had fantastic weather in Milton Keynes, so the view was fantastic. The pilot Peter and his ground crew Andy were very funny and made the whole trip enjoyable. The people we met in the basket...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2015

I was given this flight as a 60th birthday present by family who wanted to give me something out of the ordinary. Booking a date was really easy - the next available date was just over a week later. Weather conditions (wind direction mainly) dictated...More

Thank Kris G
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Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

After one cancellation due to bad weather my wife and I finally got to take our flight. The flight had been bought for us and to be honest I did not really want to do it. In fact if I had made a list of...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Came across this wonderful deal for virgin balloon flight for 2 with champagne from Groupon and thought it would make a lovely birthday present for my wife as well as a romantic experience … but turns out to be one of the WORST online purchases...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

The day - a sunny Sunday afternoon in early May. The venue - originally planned for St.Albans, but for technical reasons, transferred to Graveley, around 10 miles away. Arrived in good time as advised by the Pilot's phone message and greeted by him, Gavin Chadwick...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

My husband bought this trip for my birthday and it was one of the best experiences ever! Amazing views over Much Wemlock and the Wrekin and a glass of fizz after landing. I can't comment on value for money as it was a gift, but...More

Thank Smalllaura
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