Hen weekend

Edinburgh is the second most visited British city after London. After just a few short hours in the Scottish capital it’s not hard to see why. It is beautiful, charismatic, intriguing and diverse (henweekends). It is a popular city break destination for couples and families alike, but it’s also now becoming a popular base for hen breaks.

Hen holidays are the new hen parties. No longer do brides-to-be satisfy themselves with just one night with their friends to enjoy their final days of singledom. Now they want to monopolise a whole weekend.

These hen holidays aren’t just about getting drunk, doing dares and wearing ‘L’ plates (https://www.henweekends.co.uk/nottingham-hen-party/). In fact, they are often more sober affairs as ladylike hens prefer to get pampered or visit the world famous Edinburgh Castle whilst other more adventurous types can try a range of activities such as white-water rafting, mountain biking and abseiling. Obviously, Scotland with its outstanding landscape and love of the outdoors is the perfect place to go. It also has a decent range of exclusive hotels, luxury spas and retreats, both urban and remote.

But hen parties, let alone hen holidays, are expensive. What’s more, if you have several friends getting married in one year, mustering up the cash to pay for all these weekend jaunts is no small feat. But with some careful planning finding an Edinburgh deal is not completely out of the question.

Right now for example, there are nine beauty deals in Edinburgh on popular deals site Groupon (https://www.henweekends.co.uk/london-hen-party/). These Edinburgh deals range from facials, hair treatments, manicures and massages right through to laser lipo, permanent hair removal and facial peels. The average discount on these Groupon deals in Edinburgh is 60%.

But it’s not all about beauty. You can find deals in Edinburgh that offer around 60% off meals, including glasses of Champaign and for those ladies looking for something more extreme, you can also find, without too much trouble, discounts off adventure packages such as off-road driving and canyoning. But you better get planning as each deal is only available for one day and you have to get as many of your friends to buy it as possible; so you better be having a big hen holiday.