10 Enchanting UK Hen Party Destinations That You Need to Know About

From beautiful, fairy-tale forests to breathtaking islands, we’ve rounded up the 10 most enchanting destinations in the UK that will really impress your bride-to-be. Plus, remember you can now arrange your very own Nude Life drawing session at a location that suits you. You can thank us later.

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Isle of Lewis

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When? Autumn

As the largest island of the Outer Hebrides, this Scottish gem will leave even the most chattiest of hens speechless. Isle of Lewis may offer perfect instagram-shots all year round, but it’s in autumn when the area is filled with fiery orange foliage that it really comes to light. Home to gorgeous woodland, acres of parkland and a number of inspiring castles, this is a fantastic choice if you want to plan a magical hen weekend away.

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There’s a four-mile walk from the centre of town that takes you through incredible scenery. Plus, you’ll have definitely earned that glass of fizz afterwards…

Loch Lomond, Scotland

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When? Autumn

The largest stretch of water in the UK , this lake in southern Scotland promises footpaths, cycle trails and plenty of wild animal spotting (and we don’t mean your mate hungover). It’s part of the Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve meaning it’s a great spot for autumn strolling and as you wander through the quaint villages, you’re sure to find plenty of traditional pubs. Plus, look out for The Oak Tree Inn in Balmaha, which has twice been named “Scotland’s Best Independent Pub”. Need we say more?

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The Millennium Forest Trail at Balmaha is a simple 1.5-mile path which climbs through oak groves to give you stunning views over the loch. Afterwards, enjoy dinner and fizz at the award-winning pub.


Castlegal, Ireland

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When? Autumn

With plenty of incredible mountain views, oodles of fresh Irish coastal air and the chance of bumping into a native man, Castlegal in Ireland is a fantastic choice for a hen party. Whether you want to explore the local trails or explore the local pubs, there’s plenty to see and do here.

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Stay in the Irish countryside and enjoy a glamping experience. With your very own bell tent, fire pit and BBQ area, this will be one weekend that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.


Dawyck Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

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When? Spring & Autumn

Head to Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and marvel at its 65 floral acres. Look out for the Dawyck Beech planted in 1860, and a Japanese katsura tree, whose leaves turn a pale biscuit colour as summer concludes. Plus, head into Edinburgh in the evening to really get the party started.

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Wander along the walled garden for incredible views. Afterwards, why not use your floral inspiration and take part in a DIY flower crown workshop?


Thetford Forest

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When? Autumn and winter

Situated between Norfolk and Suffolk, Thetford Forest is the Kate Moss of UK forests. Boasting pine, oak, maple and walnut trees, why not create your very own hen party woodland-theme bingo. Look out for the first hen to fall in mud, the first hen to run from an animal and the first hen to moan that they’re cold.

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Experience the forest from the treetops at Thetford Forest’s Go Ape adventure zone.

Wye Valley

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When? Autumn

As one of Britain’s most picturesque rivers, the River Wye and the Wye Valley can be found on the border between Wales and England. An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an internationally important protected landscape, this is one picture that definitely won’t need a filter.

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Enjoy the landscape from the warmth of a wooden cabin or cosy cottage and don’t forget to bring a bottle of fizz for your private hot tub.

The Cotswolds

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When? Summer and Autumn

Few locations combine prettiness and urban appeal as the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire do. Expect beautiful rivers, characteristic market-towns and villages and tree-shrouded hilltops that look magnificent when autumn leaves start to tumble.

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The Cotswold Perfumery in Bourton-on-the-Water is a family-run perfume garden and laboratory that offers two day-long perfume making courses perfect for hen parties of all ages.


Longleat Forest, Wiltshire

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When? Autumn and winter

The Center Parcs retreat at Longleat Forest in Wiltshire is arguably the most beautiful of the company’s “villages”. Not only is it easy to get to but it also offers your hen party participants the choice to relax or be active. As well as cycling, swimming and walking activities, there’s also high-ropes where you can gain a close-up glimpse of the changing of the season as they swing and leap in the branches.

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Center Parcs at Longleat offers swimming rides, spectacular scenery and ancient woodland.  

New Forest National Park

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When? Autumn and winter

New Forest National Park has been loved by visitors for centuries and it’s not hard to see why. Boasting 219 square miles of protected space and trees that are more than 800 years old, there’s also the New Forest Walking Festival that promises over 80 guided strolls, and most are free (slightly different from Glasto hun).

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After a day of walking and exploring, rest your feet in the sophisticated spa hotel at Lyndhurst.

Guernsey

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When? Autumn and winter

The second largest Channel Island, Guernsey combines leafy landscapes and coastal paths. Here, islanders are passionate about their food and it’ll certainly satisfy your tastebuds. Whether its fish and chips watching the sunset, al fresco dining at a Parisienne-style café, a pub lunch, afternoon tea, or fine dining, Guernsey is ready to serve.

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Throughout the year, the calendar is packed full of Food Events and food festivals, including the legendary Tennerfest in autumn. A short trip to Herm, Sark and Alderney will also be sure to delight the senses.

So, there we have it, our top enchanting hen party destinations in the UK. If you are looking for the more popular hen party destinations, check out our Top UK Hen Party Destinations In The UK blog post.