The highlights of Devon by air
Any visit to Devon is a diverse one, with spectacular sights at every turn.
As such, taking a hot air balloon ride is best the way to truly appreciate the stunning beauty, from the sandy beaches and National Parks, to the chocolate box villages and historic sights.
North vs South
For country and coast, the south of Devon is the best. The rolling hills and moors are typical of England, as they make their rambling way to the coast. The beauty of the county’s north is both refined and explosive, with stately homes and surging surf.
With a total of five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Devon’s most famous National Park is, of course, Dartmoor. From on high it looks resplendent, with the stark landscape rolling out for a seeming eternity beneath your feet.
The entire area stretches for over 360 square miles, with the moors a constantly changing landscape throughout the day and seasons. With its resident ponies wandering the wild too, there is always a different view from every side of the basket.
Plymouth and Exeter
Both the towns of Plymouth and Exeter have great historical significance to Devon, as well as the whole of the UK. Both also have their very own character, from Roman walls and winding, cobbled roads, to their setting with the landscape wonderfully captured from the basket.
The Jurassic coast
As well as being home to its Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Devon is also home to the Jurassic coast; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With Exeter at its heart, the coastline is a devastatingly beautiful site to see from rugged shores to soft countryside.
The English Riviera
The English Riviera, with Torquay at its head, is a highlight of Devon. Thousands are attracted by its sun-drenched climate throughout the year. From the basket of a hot air balloon it is stunning, with the delicately beautiful houses and harbours shimmering under the sun.