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Famed for Hogmanay and the Fringe Festival, Edinburgh is a city that knows how to put on one hell of a party, making a hen weekend in Edinburgh a firm favourite.
Hen parties in Edinburgh are vibrant and exciting served with warm Scottish hospitality and charm. Trust us, when they say it's grim up north, they're not talking about the magnificent Edinburgh.
There is a fantastic contrast between all things new and old in Edinburgh, the magnificent Edinburgh Castle lights up the city by night and provides the perfect backdrop to the many bars and clubs that 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 plenty of fun activities to keep you and the girls entertained as well as some great shopping and nightlife.
Edinburgh is the perfect choice for a hen party looking for something uniquely different and while you are guaranteed to have a great time, Maximise has a few suggestions to make sure you get the most out of your hen weekend.
Start your hen weekend with a Burlesque Dance Experience, you and the girls are sure to have plenty of fun with this activity. It's a great way to let loose and get warmed-up for the weekend that lays ahead.
Dancing is hard work so after you have built up your appetite enjoy a Cocktail Masterclass with a three-course meal. Then it's time to monkey about with High Ropes Adventure. A fun and exhilarating activity that will see you overcome obstacles, work together and gain some great memories.
In the evening enjoy your dinner and dessert with a Male Lap Club with Meal before hitting up Edinburgh's top watering holes on the ultimate bar & club crawl.
For day two of your Edinburgh hen weekend, dust-off any hangovers with a visit from our Mobile Therapist before enjoying a 2-Course Hen Party Lunch.
Continue to take things easy on day two of the Edinburgh Hen Weekend and get creative with either Nude Life Drawing or Nipple Tassel Making, two fun and cheeky art classes that are always a popular choice with our hen parties.
At night, start the celebrations on a party bus before enjoying a VIP Booth & Drinks Package at one of the city's top clubs.
Edinburgh is a city where culture meets crazy meaning the most popular hen party activities range from Nipple Tassel Making, Tipsy Tea Party, Buttler in the Buff, Flirt and Seduction Classes Nude Life Drawing and Cocktail Making to the crazier Mini Highland Games, Hovercrafting, It's A Knockout, Wet and Wild Days and Triple Activity Combo Day.
Edinburgh may be a university town with UNESCO Heritage Sites, Castles, a medieval Old Town and a dormant volcano, but this is anything but a sleepy city when it comes to its nightlife.
In fact, this is one city built for bar hopping and showing hen parties a top night out. It's the perfect city to drink and party away the last days of unmarried life in...
From traditional pubs in the old town serving up Scotch Whisky and Scottish Beer to the vibrant New Town serving up some big nights and great clubs, Edinburgh is going to provide you with plenty of pubs and clubs to keep you busy during your hen weekend.
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 overpriced drinks.
If you prefer a more private and exclusive bar crawl, Maximise can sort you out with some Bar Crawl Buffs to show your around town instead.
Around Candlemaker Row, Victoria Street and Grassmarket are where you'll find slightly cheaper drinks and live music in the Old Town.
As for the New Town, you'll find a few good haunts near the George IV Bridge, while you'll find the student crowd near the university in the south of the city in Potterow.
Stockbridge and George Street are where you'll find nice restaurants, cafes and shops. And, the nightlife caters to the city’s young professionals and a more affluent crowd - meaning 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 in the UK on a regular basis.
The average cost is £130 for a round trip, however, there are flights available for £100 without checked luggage and as little as £60 if you book well in advance and depending on the time of year you travel.
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 if you can unless you really want to hit up the festivals.
Trains and coaches both run from London on a daily basis, trains leave from Kings Cross Station every ten to thirty minutes and will set you back about £60. If you really want to save on travel and don't mind an overnighter, you can get a coach for as little as £15.
If you are one of sightseeing and have some downtime during your 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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