Hen Party Houses in Scotland

From the great outdoors to cosmopolitan cities, Scotland has it all

ABOUT SCOTLAND

INTRODUCTION SCOTLAND

 

Before we get started, no you don’t need your passport to visit Scotland. But yes, believe it or not, at least one of your hens will think you do…  If you’ve been tasked with organising the ultimate hen weekend, then Scotland won’t disappoint. From Glasgow and Edinburgh to the Highlands and Aberdeen, take your pick from cocktail-fuelled shopping trips, luxury glamping experiences, countryside retreats and of course a weekend of partying until the early hours. Whatever your budget or taste, you’re sure to find it and there’s plenty of ways to get there too!

HOW TO GET TO SCOTLAND

 

Depending on which part of Scotland you’re heading to, you can choose from plane, train or car. From London, a train to Edinburgh takes just over 5 hours and it’s pretty similar in length if you’re travelling to Glasgow. But hey, just think about how much fizz you can get through in that time. Once there, Scotland’s taxis are relatively cheap and it’s also compact enough to explore on foot.
Hen Party Houses Scotland
Buxton from the park gardens in The Peak District

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN SCOTLAND

FOR HEN GROUPS

Glasgow

Ideal for a girly weekend, Glasgow is a port city with beautiful views, a rich history and an even better nightlife. Today, it’s a national cultural hub boasting opera, ballet and theatre. But it’s also got a thriving music scene if that’s more your thing. The city is loved for its fantastic shopping scene – with over 1,500 high street stores and designer brands. And if you’re looking for something a little more chilled, there’s plenty of spas that will definitely please. Come the evening, you’ll be spoilt for choice but the Riding Room is a hen party fave. Think live cabaret, burlesque and magic every single night. 

Edinburgh

This compact, hilly city has everything you need for a girly weekend break. Amazing shops, incredible restaurants, a fantastic comedy scene and plenty of things to keep you occupied. Of course, you could be tourists and visit the Castle, but then again the live music scene is unrivalled here and the Comedy Club is a must-see. For a real scream, why not surprise your bride with a haunted tour under the city?! Rather you than us! Thinking of a summer do? The Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place during August and will guarantee a load of laughs.

Arran

As one of the largest Scottish islands, Arran will give you everything you need for an idyllic countryside retreat. Take in the scenery, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy a range of outdoor activities. From walking and segways to rock climbing and high speed boats, you certainly won’t be bored here. A tour of the Arran Whisky distillery should be on the list too!

Aberdeen

It’s glam, luxurious and sophisticated. Yes, we’re talking about the city of Aberdeen. Spend the morning hitting the shops, before refuelling with a champagne lunch. Afterwards, head to Cocoa Ooze for a private chocolate making workshop for up to 30. In the evening, Aberdeen comes alive with contemporary venues such as Soul, set in an old church, and underground haunts with resident DJs.

The Highlands

A hen party doesn’t have to be about hitting the clubs until 4am. If actually remembering your nights is more your thing, then the Highlands is a great starting point. Choose your party pad, fill the fridge with fizz and hop into the hot tub and put the world to right! Just a heads up, when your mate alleges to have seen the Loch Ness monster, it isn’t the vodka talking – she actually might have done… 

Restaurants

In the cities, you’ll find all the chain favourites as well as a large selection of Italian, Turkish, Indian, Chinese and Thai. Plus, there’s plenty of bars and pubs to keep you warm. In the quieter areas, we recommend heading to a country pub in the evening or a cute rural cafe in the day. But, either way, wherever your scottish hen party takes you, you won’t go hungry.

 

BEST HEN GROUP ACTIVITIES IN

SCOTLAND

Nude life drawing

BEST FOR A CHEAP LAUGH

What’s a hen party without embarrassing your bride-to-be? Get all your friends together, unleash your creativity and have a good old laugh with Nude Life drawing. You’ll get to choose your model, play a few drinking games and even pick a pose for your bride to get involved in at the end. The best bit? You can arrange it in your own accommodation and there’s even a new virtual class.

A cocktail party

BEST FOR ALL AGES

You’ve got your fancy hen party house for the weekend, you’ve spent the day out and about and heading into the city for a night of boozing just isn’t doing it for you. But what about if the party came to you? Social and Cocktail bring everything you need for the ultimate cocktail making evening, and you can even create your own menu. The best bit? You only have to roll upstairs to get to bed…

A luxury spa day

BEST FOR RELAXING

Whether wedding planning has started to take its toll or you just fancy a little pamper session, a spa day in Scotland will definitely please. And, there’s plenty to choose from. Unwind and catch up with your friends in the Jacuzzi or go all out and indulge in a day of treatments. Of course, a fizz lunch is essential.

Afternoon tea – with a difference

BEST FOR SOMETHING UNIQUE 

One of the best things about a place the size of Scotland is that there’s plenty of things to try out. It’s more than likely that your hens have enjoyed afternoon tea before – but what about afternoon tea on a bus while it goes around the city?! That’s right – you read it right!

A craft day

BEST FOR MAKING A KEEPSAKE

Forget voda shots and white wine spritzers, why not do something that you’ll actually remember? From fascinator-making to flower crown designing, The Crafty Hen has all manner of workshops that will keep even the loudest hens quiet. And if alcohol must be involved, why not turn it into a drinking game once you’re back at home. The worst craftsman has to do a shot!

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