The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is held in Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, by kind permission of Bristol City Council.
During the 30 year history of the Fiesta, Ashton Court has very much become the home of Ballooning in Bristol, with private and rides Balloons regularly taking off throughout the year in the 'Bowl', located near the Mansion House.
Ashton Court Estate is unique locally, regionally and nationally. With over 1.6 million visitors annually, it is the UKs third busiest country park. It's Grade II registered landscape, with 850 acres of woodland and grassland, and Grade 1 listed mansion rank amongst the country's finest.
Ashton Court Estate is an amazing venue and the perfect backdrop to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta.
How to get there...
Ashton Court is situated to the West of Bristol city centre. It is easily reached from the M5 and via public transport.
Follow the yellow Road Signs to the Fiesta
From the M5 Junction 18: follow the A4 then A370 and signs to Bristol Airport
From the M5 Junction 19: take the A369 towards Bristol city centre
From the M32: follow signs to city centre and then Weston-Super-Mare or Portishead
Official Fiesta Bus Service
Two dedicated bus services run regularly from two prime city locations to the Fiesta site at Ashton Court Estate.
Details of the 2010 bus service will be updated later in the year.
First Great Western run frequent, high-speed services to Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway from London Paddingon. Services also run to Bristol from various locations around South Wales, Birmingham and the South West - as well as the rest of the UK.
Further details are available from:
National Rail Enquiries
Tel: 08457 48 49 50
First Great Western
Tel: 08457 00 01 25
First Bus operates bus services throughout Bristol. Many of these services pick-up and drop-off at Bristol's bus and coach station located in the city centre.
For bus times visit www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/southwest/bristol/home/index.php
National Express runs frequent coach services to Bristol from various locations in the UK.
Private Coach Parties should be dropped off at [TBC], and coaches can park on Cumberland road.
1st Call Taxis, who can be reached on 0117 955 8558.
Drop off/pick up location will be confirmed in due course.
Bicycles can enter the estate from Gate 3 - Kennel Lodge Road
Facilities for parking your bike will be provided, further updates to follow.
Please note that bicycles are left at your own risk.
The nearest airport is Bristol International Airport, visit www.bristolairport.co.uk for further details.