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20 May 2016

Top Ten Hen Venues

Looking for a great venue for a hen weekend? Here are ten top suggestions to suit a variety of tastes and budgets within the UK and abroad:


• Barcelona - Sunshine and sandy beaches, stunning architecture, a nightlife which lasts until morning and great shopping. Pretty much everything for everyone in one place and flights are reasonable too. A city of cultural contrasts well worth checking out.

• Brighton - Local to the UK and a wonderfully vibrant and colourful place to spend a couple of days. Whether it's a pampering session, shopping or larking about on the beach it's a fair bit closer than the first suggestion but just as much fun and the party scene is excellent!

• Bristol – Full of young people, with two universities, this sea faring city is rapidly becoming a staple in every list of possible venues. There is a vast array of Bristol activities from pampering to cocktail making, immense shopping and a huge local comedy / music and night club scene. Add in the various festivals and you'll wonder how a weekend is enough!

• Brussels - beer, waffles and chocolate! Make your own chocolate in Planθte Chocolat, discover the joys of Belgian beers in the 18th century Delirium Cafι or maybe join a beer tour. The less indulgent could enjoy a bicycle tour of the city or just spend some chill time in the Grand Place and the market. There's plenty to see and do and it's affordable too.

• Canary Islands – Lanzarote, Fuertaventura, Tenerife pretty much guarantee sunshine, except for the wet season so avoid that, and a chance to tan before the big day! Ride camels, go surfing or just chill out and enjoy some quality time in the sun. Plenty of places to stay and numerous flights make this a hot choice!

• Cardiff – Once an outsider for hen weekends, Cardiff is now firmly on the map. With it harbour side now refurbished and a myriad of bars and restaurants to choose from, when summer time comes, Cardiff really does come alive. Visit in July if you want to make the most of the outdoor festivals, and enjoy everything Cardiff has to offer, from fabulous scenery to wonderful restaurants and great Cardiff hen weekend nightlife.

• Ibiza – Upping the tempo rather you can always head out to Ibiza. Ibiza Town is for the more upmarket hen party and is like a mini-Monaco with an abundance of glamorous yachts. San Antonio is a clubbers" paradise. Let's be blunt, if you can't find a great party in Ibiza you're not the right kind of visitor!

• London - Some may think it's a bit old hat but really London still has so much going for it. There's a huge array of places to visit, myriads of shops and even spending some time watching the tourists can be hugely entertaining! Go upmarket in Claridges or The Ritz before taking in a show in the West End. Perfect.

• New York - A bit more pricey and a lot further to travel but what a fantastic destination for those lucky ladies who have a little more cash to part with. Get all girly and live it up Sex and the City style enjoying a few days of shopping, exploring and hitting the best bars in town.

• Paris – Gallic flair and culture, one of the great romantic cities of the world with sights to see and rich culture to sample – art, food and fashion and so much style! Hop on the Eurostar for ease and find yourself some affordable accommodation, unless you want to splash out, which you can in style.

So there we have it, a few ideas of great places to go and enjoy a fabulous weekend. You could very well end up going back for more once you've had a taste.

This article was submitted by West Country Games
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