If you’re planning a hen party, why not avoid all the fuss of going abroad? There’s no need to renew your passport, exchange currency, spend hours at the airport or load up on sunblock when Britain boasts some of the best luxury self-catering group destinations around. To give you some inspiration, Cottage Gems have compiled a list of some of the UK’s top cities for a fabulous pre-wedding weekend with the girls. Your perfect hen party could be right on your doorstep!
Party with the Hens in Style in Bath
Pamper yourselves with a decadent self-catered hen party in Bath, where you can gaze at the stunning Georgian architecture, check out the Roman baths and take a dip in the Thermae Bath Spa, and step back in time at the Jane Austen Centre’s Regency Tea Room. Bath’s luxury farmhouses, converted barns and riverside cottages include highlights such as charming period features, outdoor hot hubs and spacious seating rooms, making them the ideal settings for all your hen party games!
Hen Heaven in Edinburgh
Whether you’re strutting your stuff down the Royal Mile, soaking up the history and the views from the castle or dining out at one of the award winning eateries, a luxury self-catered hen party in Edinburgh is sure to be a blast. Book a fully kitted out apartment directly on the Royal Mile itself for excitement right at your feet—perfect if you’re feeling brave enough to ‘Do the Mile’ and attempt to visit every pub on the boulevard! Hens after a quieter time can choose from luxury hotels, apartments, boutique Victorian and Georgian townhouses, or mansion houses within the city or on the outskirts, with features such as fully equipped kitchens, entertainment systems, sumptuously decorated drawing rooms and private gardens.
Bournemouth and the South Coast for a Relaxed Hen Weekend
Escape to the South Coast for a relaxing self-catered seaside hen party. Bournemouth offers seven miles of golden beaches and 2,000 acres of beautiful gardens and parks, as well as a cosmopolitan shopping and restaurant scene and a nightlife packed with bars and clubs. Wake up to a stunning seafront or parkside view in one of Bournemouth’smanor houses or spacious apartments. Some properties offer free Wifi, satellite TV, modern fitted kitchens, rear gardens, and balconies that let you make the most of those gorgeous views!
London for Luxury Self-Catering Hen Parties
London has something for everyone, and hens are no exception. You’ll find no shortage of pubs, clubs and novelty activities (Pedibus, anyone?) amid the more traditional tourist activities, and London offers enough variety to make your hen do as cultural, wild, geeky, off-the-beaten-path or laid-back as you want it to be. London has also mastered the art of luxury self-catered accommodation, with deluxe apartments in areas such as Limehouse, Clerkenwell and Aldgate, as well as at the heart of the action in Central London. When you venture out on the town you’ll have excellent transport links to get you wherever you need to go, and when you want to stay in you can indulge in a cocktail made by your very own mixologist, nurse your hangover by cooking breakfast in your fully modern kitchen, and satisfy your chick flick cravings with satellite TV and movies on demand.
We hope we’ve inspired you with some great ideas for destinations for hen party weekends in the UK. Of course the UK has a wide variety of destinations outside of the cities when it comes to hen-party getaways for those keen to explore what the UK’s towns or countryside has to offer. Wherever you want to discover, we hope you find the perfect hen party accommodation on Cottage Gems.
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