Hen Party Houses in Edinburgh
Fantastic nightlife, endless culture and an array of restaurants and bars – choose Edinburgh for your hen do
Scotland’s elegant hilly capital is great for a weekend break. Boasting a medieval Old Town and sophisticated New Town, there is plenty to see and do here. Its quaint cobbled streets are ideal for the perfect Insta shot. World-famous restaurants and bars will keep you busy in the evening. And its exclusive shopping areas are sure to be loved by hens of all ages. And if that hasn’t tempted you then the fact it’s super easy to get to via train from all major UK cities surely will!
HOW TO GET TO
From London, head to Kings Cross and take the train direct to Edinburgh – stopping at York and Newcastle – to pick up anyone coming from the north. The journey takes between 4-5 hours but after a few glasses of the good old stuff the time will fly. Why not book during breakfast and enjoy a few pastries as you watch the countryside roll away? Once there, Edinburgh is compact and easy to explore on foot. For nights out and killer heels, the bus and taxi system is great too!
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN EDINBURGH
FOR HEN GROUPS
The Old Town
Edinburgh is split into the Old Town and New Town. The former also being known as the Grassmarket area. Here, you’ll find incredible restaurants, traditional pubs and classy cocktail bars. Oh and look up high and you’ll see Edinburgh Castle – which is definitely worth a trip to the next morning to blow away your hangover. The Old Town also boasts the famous Royal Mile – a street lined with places to eat, shops and small museums.
The New Town
If you’re looking to let your hair down, Edinburgh’s new town is the place to be. From trendy nightclubs like Shanghai Club to luxurious bars, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. A trip to one of the world’s top 20 cocktail bars – Bramble Bar – should also be a priority. The New Town is also where you’ll find the best shopping districts – from designer brands and upmarket boutiques to small independent affairs.
Restaurants and bars
When we say Edinburgh is packed with fun places to eat, we’re not lying! There’s chain favourites like Revolution and Las Iguanas as well as Paradise Palms, Makar’s Gourmet Mash Bar, Wings and Dirty Dick’s. For a drink, you’ve got to head to Panda & Sons which is a bar disguised as a barbers… In the morning, there’s plenty of cafes serving everything from avocado on toast to a full Scottish breakfast!
BEST HEN GROUP ACTIVITIES IN EDINBURGH
Shopping and cocktails
BEST FOR THE ULTIMATE GIRLY DAY
As one of the greatest shopping capitals in the world, your hen party will be spoilt for choice. Start your morning on Princes Street and wander around the huge flagship stores, smaller independent boutiques and high street favourites. Then, head to George Street to continue your spree. Of course, cocktails will be needed for fuel and you’ll be pleased to know both streets are lined with venues.
Nude Life Drawing
BEST FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE CHEEKY
Want to get a little creative? A Nude Life drawing session will definitely be remembered. Pick your model, start the evening with some fun and games, and then put your pencils to the paper. Spice up the session with a few drinking games and end it with your bride posing alongside the model for a finishing shot. It’s a guaranteed laugh and can even be arranged in your own hen party house.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
BEST FOR A PROPER LAUGH
August is when this city really comes alive. Over the past few years, the Fringe Festival has become the largest arts festival in the world with comedians, actors and street artists coming from all over to perform. If you can’t make it during August, don’t worry as the city has a fantastic comedy scene throughout the year…
A haunted city tour
BEST FOR A REAL SCREAM
Edinburgh claims to have a haunted past. Okay, we know every old city says that but a haunted city tour is still said to be great – if you’re into those sort of things that is. There’s also a haunted bus tour which takes you around the city. We guess you could always jump off at the next stop if you saw a bar…
Gin tasting and a distillery tour
BEST FOR GETTING BLOTTOED
Edinburgh Gin. Need we say more? With its very own gin label, of course, Edinburgh was going to have a fantastic gin tasting and tour experience. We’ve not been this excited for the gift shop since our Year 2 trip to Blackpool Zoo.
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