It might be Scotland’s capital city but Edinburgh is compact and easy to understand. The centre’s helpfully divided into Old Town and New Town with Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens down the middle. Pubs, clubs, restaurants and shops are neatly found in five distinct areas. So all you have to do is pick your poison, style or sound and the city’s yours for the taking.
Edinburgh brings to mind kilts, bagpipes and haggis but it is so much more than that. Over the years, Edinburgh has become a popular tourist destination nowadays it is known for being a great place for people to go for a night on the town – not to mention stag and hen parties.
When people think of Edinburgh, they think that it is going to take them hours, crammed in a car to get there. The reality is that there are a lot cheaper and easier ways to get there for a hen weekend than people actually think. There are over 40 different airlines that service the airport and regular train services as well. Once in Edinburgh, take advantage of the local bus and taxi services rather than walking or driving.
Edinburgh comes alive at night and its large population of students makes it a constant party town, not to mention a great location for a hen do. There are plenty of different clubs to choose from, but remember the opening times are slightly different to a lot of cities. The pubs that reside in the central party of Edinburgh will shut at 1.00am and the clubs will close their doors by 3.00am.
History and culture:
Edinburgh is well known for not just its culture and love for music, but also because it is an extremely historic city. Throughout the year there are plenty of arts and music festivals to keep a lot of people entertained. These are high profile events, with people traveling a fair distance to get to them.
No hen party in Edinburgh would be complete without checking out the local shopping facilities. The likes of Princes Street and New Town offer some of the best shopping locations in the city, with a great range of products on offer. The other great thing about shopping here is that value for money can be found on every single street corner.
Must see/must do:
Take a day out to see the Castle or Dungeon
Try the local specialty, haggis
Go shopping on Princes Street
Eating and drinking:
Like most other major cities, the eating facilities here are of great variety and high quality. The great thing about going to Edinburgh for a hen party is that there is a range of food and drink to suit every single budget.