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Hen weekends in Edinburgh are vibrant and exciting served with warm Scottish hospitality and charm. When they say it's grim up north, they're definitely not talking about Edinburgh hen do.
There is a fantastic contrast between all-things old and all-things new in Edinburgh. The magnificent Edinburgh Castle lights up the city by night and provides the perfect backdrop to the many bars and clubs you're bound to visit during your hen weekend.
For great city views, you can climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat, at only 251-metres high, the climb isn't too strenuous and the breathtaking view is well worth it.
You will also find great shopping, countless hen party activities, endless watering holes and top-notch restaurants and nightlife in Edinburgh–making it the perfect place for some pre-wedding partying.
Sitting pretty on the east coast of Scotland, Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city with some of the best nightlife in Europe and equally amazing hen party activities. You're spoilt for choice with an Edinburgh hen do.
Edinburgh is a city where culture meets crazy meaning hen party activities range from burlesque dancing to mini highland games or quad biking.
For the creative hen parties, there is flower crown making, garter making, cocktailing making and the hilarious nipple tassel making or nude life drawing.
If you are feeling a little cheeky, why not enjoy a butler in the buff, lap dance workshop, flirt and seduction classes or a the tantalise and tease class.
If you are all about action and adventure, there is hover crafting, sumo wrestling, It's A Knockout, Wet and Wild Days and activity combos.
All your favourite hen party activities are also there including dance classes, perfume making, karting, paintball and wine tasting. The only trouble is choosing. Either way, there an Edinburgh hen party activity to suit all hen groups.
A unique and buzzing city with an equally vibrant nightlife. From traditional pubs to swanky clubs, the nightlife in Edinburgh will keep you going well into the wee hours.
It might be a university town with UNESCO sites, castles, a medieval old town and a dormant volcano, but Edinburgh is anything but a sleepy city. Especially when it comes to its nightlife. In fact, this is one city built for bar hopping and showing hen parties a top night out.
The beauty of Edinburgh is how easy it is to get around, you can definitely get around to a few, or several bars, in the old town before heading over the bridge to the more vibrant nightlife in the new town. Sample the best Edinburgh has to offer with a guided bar crawl, ideal for the first night of your hen weekend, this is it's a great way to meet other party revellers and avoid any dive bars that serve nothing but overpriced drinks.
If you prefer a more private and exclusive bar crawl, Maximise can sort you out with some Bar Crawl Buffs to show you around town instead.
If you are looking for slightly cheaper drinks and live music, head to Candlemaker Row, Victoria Street and Grassmarket in the Old Town.
As for the New Town, you'll find a few good haunts near the George IV Bridge and the student crowd near the university in Potterow.
Stockbridge and George Street are where you'll find nice restaurants, cafes and shops. The nightlife caters to the city’s young professionals and a more affluent crowd. It might not be high on the list of places to go during a bar crawl, but it can be a great spot during the day or for some pre-crawl cocktails
Edinburgh is more than 400 miles from London and while you might not all be travelling from London, you're going to need to set aside at least half a day to get to Edinburgh for your hen weekend.
Budget airlines including EasyJet, Ryanair, British Air and Flybe offer flights to Edinburgh from all of London's airports and other major airports regularly.
Due to the number of festivals, August is the most expensive time to travel to Edinburgh, you'll also find everything is more expensive during this time including accommodation. For this reason, Maximise suggests avoiding August unless you really want to hit up one of the festivals including Fringe Festival.
Trains and coaches both run from London daily, trains leave from Kings Cross Station every ten to thirty minutes and will set you back about £60.
If you are one of sightseeing and have some downtime during your Edinburgh hen weekend the Royal Mile in the Old Town is a must-visit, as is the Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat!
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