Top 3 Hen Party Locations

Planning your hen do away from home can be a stressful event – just choosing a destination can be a nightmare. We’ve tried to make it a little easier for you, below are our favourite cities in the UK to have your hen weekend.

Brighton has been one of Britain’s most popular holiday resorts since the early 18th century. During warm summer weekends, this city attracts an energetic crowd of party-goers, so you’ll never find yourself without something to do. Among the must-see’s is Brighton Pier – a 1700ft pleasure pier extending into the English Channel. All year round, the pier features rollercoaster rides, amusement arcades, a karaoke bar, and you can even get a portion of traditional fish & chips! Another famous landmark is The Royal Pavilion – built in the 1700’s as a royal palace, this Indian-style building is beautiful and definitely worth a trip for anyone interested in architecture.

For hens who’re looking for great nightlife, you’ve come to the right place – Brighton is home to more many bars and clubs – themed in everything from circus-style bars to traditional English-pubs, so there’s definitely something for everyone.

Our top reason to visit Brighton for your hen weekend – it’s one of the most popular beach resorts in the UK – you’ll get the chance to do a bit of sun bathing!

With a unique combination of old and new, the capital of Scotland is the perfect destination for any group of hens who want to get away from it all on their big weekend. A hike to the peak of Arthurs Seat is an incredible experience and ideal for getting any hen weekend started with a breath of fresh air; from there, it’s just a short walk down the royal mile to the buzzing centre of the Old Town.

Planning a hen do for August? While it might be a little more expensive, the Edinburgh Festival is the perfect backdrop for a weekend away. This two-week festival features a variety of shows, activities, and events, so you’ll never be bored.

Our top reason to visit Edinburgh for your hen weekend – the close blend of old & new; and the contrast of city & outdoors will mean that you’ll have a unique experience that you won’t forget.

In recent years, Wales has become the most popular part of Britain for hen parties, and with its rich history and highly pedestrianized city centre, it’s no surprise that Cardiff has become one of the biggest spots in the UK for that last night of freedom. With no less than 90 bars, clubs, and restaurants within walking distance of the town centre, you’re guaranteed a great night.

Cardiff hosts many International sporting events, from cricket and rugby to speedway and is home to Olympic standard rafting and canoeing courses.  In July and August the 2012 Games will make their mark on the city, with several Olympic Football matches being held at the Millennium Stadium.  So if you are looking for an action-packed get away or just interested in taking in a high-profile sporting event, Cardiff offers no end of options.

The National Museum Cardiff houses some fascinating artistic and archeological pieces, whilst those with an eye for architecture will enjoy the sights of the historical Cardiff Castle.  As a city of culture, Cardiff also provides a vast shopping experience with medieval arcades, trendy shopping centres and vintage markets to choose from.  If you are looking to be entertained on your big night, check out one of the many comedy nights, go to see a musical at the New Theatre or take your pick of diverse live music events.

Our top reason to visit Cardiff for your hen weekend – Home to a number of top quality venues, Cardiff hosts some of the best events in the UK.  From world-class music concerts to massive sporting events, festivals and theatre, there is always something going on to keep everyone entertained.

And there you have it – the top cities to hold hen parties. We’d love to hear your thoughts & suggestions in the comments.

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