When it comes to organising a hen party or a hen weekend, there’s much to consider. From the details of your accommodation to the exciting activities to fill your day, where you’re going to book dinner, or where you’re taking the after party – every thought and idea that goes into planning the perfect hen weekend is crucial. But when it comes to choosing your location, how do you decide?
Booking a cottage in a new and exciting city (or out in the country) has become one of the most popular hen weekend activities. So here are 5 of the best places in the UK for a memorable hen party.
This is one of the most glamorous cities in the world; Edinburgh is definitely the top of our list for hen weekends. If you’re planning a hen party for a sophisticated group of girls, this cosmopolitan city is the ideal place for amazing food, stylish cocktail bars and fantastic nightclubs – all with the grand, historical backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. What’s even better is that you won’t have the headache of thinking of things to do in the day because Edinburgh is a sightseeing hotspot.
To find group accommodation in the stunning Scottish capital, take a look at our Edinburgh cottages.
York is another wonderful historic city that we love. Filled with charm and elegance, York is a beautiful place to explore in the day. Head to York Minster, see Clifford’s Tower, go to the castle museum, enjoy a luxury spa day or just take a stroll down the famous pebbly roads of The Shambles. At night, York comes to life with trendy bars and nightclubs, making it the ideal hen party destination. Browse our York cottages online.
If you’re planning a weekend of relaxation and pampering, no other city should be on your radar; Bath is the ultimate spa destination in the UK. Famed for its luxury Thermae spa (Britain’s first and original thermal spa), a visit to Bath will be utterly relaxing. Wind down on the rooftop spa pool, book yourselves in to get some exclusive treatments, or enjoy the aroma steam rooms filled with lotus flower or eucalyptus and mint.
Bath is also a great place to shop during the day and a good place to go out at night. To find accommodation for your group, take a look at our Bath cottages.
If big cities and glamorous parties isn’t your kind of hen weekend, how about a weekend break to the seaside? Bridlington is one of the UK’s favourite seaside towns and you can create a quaint and quirky weekend filled with fun surprises. Take your hens to the seaside for a fun day out (don’t forget fish and chips and ice cream) and then finish off the night with a cocktail-making class back at the cottage. Take a look at our fabulous cottages near Bridlington.
For brides who love nature, the Norfolk Broads is the perfect place to claim as your hen headquarters. We have some fantastic holiday homes in Norfolk and you’ll be ideally located to explore the famous Broads. Hire a boat in the day or go for a hike and then warm your cockles in the endless choice of quality traditional pubs in the area. For a big night out, you can take the hens out to Norwich or go further afield to Cambridge or Peterborough. Whatever you decide to do, you’re sure to have a great time in this wonderful county.