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Bristol Hen Do The party capital in the southwest

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If you're a struggling Maid of Honour who needs some destination inspiration, this is for you.

We have all the reasons why you need to book a Bristol hen do for your bestie.

When you have to impress the girls and more importantly the bride to be, knowing the right hen weekend destination is no small challenge but we think it's safe to breathe a sigh of relief with the beautiful Bristol.

Bristol is a haven for hen parties. By day this vibrant city is buzzing with coffee houses, top restaurants, designer stores, the beautiful harbourside and plenty of hen do activities. Known for its relaxed nature and art lined streets, Bristol transforms at night into one massive party.

But that's not all, we have some more reasons why Bristol is the perfect hen do destination. From B to L, here is why Bristol will give you a hen do to remember.

B: Is for all the bars in Bristol

This vibrant and charming city has the most bars, clubs and restaurants in the South West of England, so you're guaranteed to be spoilt for choice when it comes to your hen weekend in Bristol.

Whether you and the girls just want to relax with some cocktails or party until the early hours, you're guaranteed to have a great time during your Bristol hen do.

While the nightlife will be nothing short of amazing and unforgettable, Bristol also has some top restaurants. Harbourside and the Old City Centre can provide Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Thai and American cuisine, as well as many well-known restaurant chains. The choice is yours.

We know Bristol well and can provide inclusive meal deals or advise groups on the best restaurants in Bristol.

R: Is for River Avon

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Straddling River Avon, Bristol was once abuzz with sailors and merchants selling and trading goods while the harbour was lined with factories and warehouses.

Now, Bristol's Harbourside is abuzz with tourist and locals and those 19th-century warehouses have been converted into restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. All making Bristol the perfect location for a hen party.

The river also allows for some great hen do activities including canoeing or our favourite, the Barbecue Boat.

I: Is for Incredible sights and attractions

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Known for being a hub for events and festivities, Bristol is a vibrant, creative and multi-cultural city that exudes liveliness in every corner.

There is always something to see and your guaranteed not to get bored during a Bristol hen do.

You could check out the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, which was designed by local hero Isambard Kingdom Brunel and crosses the cliffs of the Avon Gorge. 

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Another famous attraction designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel is the SS Great Britain. Although its seafaring days are long behind it, the SS Great Britain is now an interactive museum that ranks in the top 10 museums in all of the UK.

For those wanting to take in some history and art, there is the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, M Shed or Aerospace Bristol.

For the animal lovers, there's the Zoo and Aquarium also on offer.

S: Is for Southwest’s most exciting and biggest city

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Or more importantly, Shopping!

When it comes to shopping on your hen do in Bristol, there's only one place you and the girls need to head and that's to Cabot Circus Shopping Centre.

Cabot Circus is one of the UK's largest shopping centres featuring a unique glass roof and three tiers of famous stores including Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser!

T: Is for touring the Old City

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A trip to Bristol would not be complete without a visit to the Old City. Known as the heart of the city, the area is rich in culture, history, sights, top restaurants and fantastic shopping opportunities.

In Bristol's Old City you will discover an abundance of interesting arts and crafts stalls, as well as, magnificent buildings surrounding the Corn Exchange and St Nicholas Markets.

The cobblestone streets of King Street, Queen Street and the Welsh Back are lined on both sides by charming Georgian townhouses and the area is home to some of Bristol's most famous attractions, making exploring Bristol's Old City a must during your hen weekend.

Don't forget to take a coffee break or get something to eat in one of Bristol's famed eateries or coffee houses while you're there too.

O: Is for oldest continuing working theatre in Britain

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Tucked away in one of the oldest parts of the city on the cobbled surrounds of King Street is Bristol Old Vic.

Established in 1766 and named after Charles II, the much-respected Old Vic is the longest continuously running theatre in the English-speaking world and has just had a £12.5m revamp.

L: Is for lanes laden with art

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The street art scene is a big part of Bristol life. Local boy Banksy started as a freehand graffiti artist in the city in the Nineties and the city is one big canvas to some of his earliest original murals.

Take a stroll through this beautiful city and keep your eyes peeled for the very famous Mild, Mild West and The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum.

It’s not just Banksy’s work that’s worth venturing outdoors for, the city is buzzing with art and other beauties. 


For more hen party activities, ideas, nightlife options, accommodation and more, head over to our main page or give our team a call on 0208 236 0111.

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