Edinburgh isn't the obvious choice for a hen weekend, but it has all the ingredients needed to make the trip a success for hens of all ages. If you're planning a wedding with a touch of bookish inspiration, then there really is no better place to get some ideas before the big day! As one of the most literary cities in UK, you won't be short of places to visit if books are your bag! It also has a selection of friendly, lively bars that are frequented by both locals and tourists alike, as well as a host of unusual activities, including ghost tours! If you're planning a summer hen, be sure to hit the famous Edinburgh festival, and make sure you book way in advance!
Known for its excellent choice of party hotspots and restaurants, Newcastle is a great choice for hens who are all about the nightlife! Easy to navigate, and packed with a fantastic selection of shops, Newcastle has everything that a group of hens need for a fun-packed and hassle-free weekend. If Geordie Shore
is your thing, there will certainly be plenty of opportunities to get 'mortal', especially if you take out a Geordie Tours
package. Don't be fooled by the city's party mad rep, however, there are just as many options in the city for a more laid-back hen too!
As the European Capital of Culture, Liverpool has bags of charm, with lots of interesting things to see and do. With an eclectic mix of modern architecture and listed buildings, it's a fantastic city to look at, so a bus tour is definitely a must if you decide go here. With a fantastic selection for bars, restaurants and music venues, you certainly won't be stuck for things to do at night, plus you'll also have an array of tourist spots and activities to choose from during the day!
'It is a truth universally acknowledged', that Bath is a fantastic up-and-coming hen party location! Once a weekend retreat for London's elite, Bath is the perfect place for an up-market hen do with fun and relaxation in equal measures. With breath-taking architecture and beautiful gardens, it's the perfect city to visit if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle, but still have plenty to do. With it's own rooftop spa, a newly renovated shopping centre and an array of quaint, vintage tea rooms, Bath is the perfect place for chilled-out hen do that will leave you feeling refreshed and revived, as opposed to giving you a sore head!
Voted the best night out in the UK, there's a reason why Leeds ranks as one of the top UK hen party destinations. Home to a vibrant selection of clubs and restaurants, known for their quality and endless array of choice; this is definitely a great option for foodie hens. A visit to the Electric Press is a must; offering a selection of cuisines and and array of drinking options, including big names such as Revolution.
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If you're planning a hen in summer, Nottingham has lots to keep you and your hens on your toes! From food festivals to live entertainment at the Riverside Festival, this is a city that really comes alive in the warmer months! Despite this, it's also a great city to visit all year round, particularly if you're a girl who likes to shop! With a fantastic mix of independant shops, big name brands and bustling markets, you'll be spoilt for choice when exploring this beautiful city. If you're looking for a place to enjoy a relaxing drink after all that shopping, head to the waterfront for a selection of lively venues.
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