Planning a hen weekend? Why not go to Cheltenham? It has a reputation as a boutique style spa resort for well-off people, and features some fantastic examples of architecture from the Regency period. A Hen Weekend in Cheltenham can also be a great place to incorporate a trip to the Cotswolds. You can spend your Hen Night in Cheltenham town centre followed by a relaxing day in an area of true English beauty.
Getting Around :
Getting around is quite easy in Cheltenham. Taxi and bus services are available throughout the day and night. A Megarider bus ticket for an all-day journey is priced at just £3, so there is no need to walk long distances on your hen weekend.
Must See/Must Do:
There is a lot to do on a Hen Weekend in Cheltenham aside from your actual hen do. Some of these options available are listed below.
• If you are planning a hen weekend for late April, the Cheltenham jazz weekend is a great place to visit. Located in fourteen different venues across the town it will make a great hen night.
• A shopping trip in the fashionable Montpellier is a great way to spend an afternoon.
• Visit Crickley Hill or the Cotswolds – a fantastic place to see English countryside at its best.
• Hire the Pittville Pump Room. It is commonly used for weddings and hen parties and has been pumping spa water since 1830.
• Walk around Imperial Square in the centre of the town – a beautiful walk with hundreds of different types of flowers.
• Attend the Cheltenham museum and art gallery – famous for its large collection of art and craft.
History and Culture:
Cheltenham became a popular spa resort towards the end of the eighteenth century just after George III and his wife visited the town. The spas were discovered in the early 1700s and can still be seen on a visit to the Pitville Pump Room. Although the town is not as popular for its spas nowadays, it is still an ideal location for hen parties. With numerous museums, cultural festivals and horse racing there is plenty to do and see on a hen weekend to Cheltenham.
A Hen Weekend in Cheltenham is a fantastic place for shopping. As well as the usual high street shops there are also unique boutique shops. Posh shops can be found on The Promenade and in Montpellier. Often known as the ‘Bond Street of the West’ the Promenade has recently beaten 24 other high streets to win the best shopping street in the country. Some of the businesses date back to the early nineteenth century.
Although there is nothing completely unique about the nightlife in Cheltenham, a good hen party night can still be had. There is a large selection of wine bars and traditional ale pubs as well as the usual clubs to spend the end of your night.
Eating & Drinking:
There are numerous types of restaurant available for your hen weekend. Whether you fancy a posh meal at Le Champignon Sauvage before hitting the town, an organic pie at Pie & Mash or just the usual fast food joint towards the end of the night – Cheltenham has it all for everyone’s taste and budget.