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August 2021

What to expect

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta will not be the usual event at Ashton Court Estate in 2021, instead organisers are planning ‘Fiesta Fortnight’ with flypasts and ballooning spectaculars for the city over the first two weeks of August. Further details will be announced over the coming weeks so keep checking with the event organisers.

Things to see and do in Bristol

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta takes place over four days giving you plenty of time to explore the local area. There’s plenty to see and do during your stay with top attractions including The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery or M Shed which offers a detailed history of the city.

The harbourside is packed with things to do including Brunel’s SS Great Britain – a ship that changed the world. There are many great places to eat and drink too and with over 170 hotels in Bristol you are sure to find the perfect place to stay.

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How to get there

Rail improvement work may affect how you travel by train to Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. 

Please note the following changes to train services:

Thursday 12 & Friday 13 August

  • trains to Bristol Temple Meads will run from Weston-super-Mare or Taunton only. Suburban trains will run from Lawrence Hill to Severn Beach only via Clifton Down
  • replacement buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa or Bristol Parkway, plus to Taunton (non-stop)

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 August

  • trains to Bristol Temple Meads will run from London Paddington (via Bristol Parkway), Cardiff Central, Taunton, Weston-super-Mare or Severn Beach, plus CrossCountry services to the North or the South West
  • replacement buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa

Bright promo for Bristol Rail Regeneration

Rail improvement work will run from Saturday 10 July to Friday 3 September to remodel the track layout and improve capacity on the approach to Bristol Temple Meads station. This will impact some journeys into Bristol during this period, visit Bristol Rail Regeneration to find out more and plan your journey.

Location details

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Ashton Court Estate,
Long Ashton, 
BS41 9JN

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