Top 5 Hen Weekend Destinations

08 Dec 2015

It’s here – it’s time to celebrate your hen party. From classy city breaks to sun, sea and sand to wild nights out, Last Night of Freedom is rounding up its top five hen weekend destinations – perfect for partying with your best friends until the very early hours. All you have to worry about is where that next cocktail is coming from.

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For a classy and sophisticated hen do, Marbella is the one for you. Located within the heart of the gorgeous Costa del Sol, this rich and famous hotspot is the perfect destination for you to relax, unwind, and feel like VIPs. It’s also, incidentally, our most popular location for hens and has been for years thanks to the TOWIE crowd. To the west of Marbella town, the Golden Mile boasts some of the most prestigious nightclubs in the whole of Spain – and is an excellent place to sip cocktails under the midday sun. A little further down the coast is Puerto Banús marina, filled with luxury yachts and surrounded by upmarket boutiques and bars. Easily accessible from the UK, with a wide range of airports hosting flights to Marbella – including Leeds, London and Newcastle – it’s no surprise this elegant and exclusive destination is so popular all across the globe.

This breathtaking southern Irish city has well and truly earned its place in our top five hen weekend destinations. With spectacularly lively pubs and bars and madcap nightclubs alongside major tourist attractions, Dublin is a captivating oasis for party animals and culture vultures alike. And, if you pick the right dates you can get to Dublin for as little as £10 with Ryanair. Peppered with medieval buildings, including the glorious 13th-century Dublin Castle and sublime St Patrick’s Cathedral, there’s plenty to see and do here. During the day you can lose yourselves in the diverse city centre (and dip into the hen weekend kitty with a spot of retail therapy) and, after dark, experience the legendary Temple Bar – Dublin’s bustling riverside nightlife and cultural hen do haven. 


If dynamic culture, gorgeous beaches and vibrant nightlife are what you are after, then look no further than beautiful, bustling Barcelona, undeniably one of Europe’s most desirable cities and one of our most-loved hen do destinations. This cosmopolitan Catalan capital is peppered with iconic landmarks and tourist attractions, as well as wonderful bars and clubs where you and the girls can really get into the Spanish way of life and fiesta till the morning, then siesta in the sun throughout the day. Perfect. The main tourist strip, La Rambla, has a buzz every day of the week, all year round. With street entertainers, artists, acrobats, dancers, cafes, bars and restaurants, there’s sure to be something here for everyone in your group. This place is also super easy to get too, with major airports including Manchester, East Midlands and London flying to the capital.


The colourful, lively cosmopolitan city is a real gem in the North East (and never off our top hen do destinations list), boasting a plethora of fantastic shopping centres and markets, a wide range of tourist hotspots, and a world-renowned clubbing scene. The Toon’s nightlife is vibrant and eclectic, with everything from quaint, classy and tasteful bars to huge, exciting clubs, and everything in between. Celebrate in style on the illustrious Diamond Strip – home to the cast of Geordie Shore’s favourite hotspots – or add a touch of sophistication to your hen weekend and visit the bustling bars on the iconic Newcastle Quayside. Here’s to partying on your hen do, Geordie style.


The gorgeous, romantic Scottish capital is hugely popular with our hen parties. It has a deliciously quaint, refined and charming character by day and contrasting vibrant party atmosphere by night. You will be truly seduced by the old-world ambience of the glamorous Princes Street and the famous Royal Mile, and spellbound by the wealth of pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs that Edinburgh has to offer. And, beneath the majestic Edinburgh Castle, lies the Old Town, home to the city’s bustling Grassmarket area – a real hen do paradise – jam-packed with everything from traditional Scottish pubs, fine-dining restaurants and upmarket cocktail bars lining the picturesque streets.


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